Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to tell you how incredibly hot I’ve been, and not much else. You may remember me from such heat-related posts as “Into The Garden, Endlessly Roasting”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. I lie here a lot, as maybe you noticed from my last post. I can take a nap, and yet be super alert in case anything happens in the back yard. Not that much does, because it’s been so hot.
This morning, though, when the guy I live with finally got out of bed, he was surprised to see me here.
He said that it was very common to see the other purebred border collies in this chair in the morning, and so while this was different, for me, it made him feel good to see me liking this chair as much as the other dogs. I also like sleeping on the couch at night, and under the living room window.
The one thing I don’t do is sleep on the bed with the guy I live with, because he takes up way too much of the bed. He says that’s fine, and that when winter comes I’ll probably be back up on the bed again.
Even my walks are hot, though the evening one is sometimes not so hot. Every now and then I get to go on a third walk, at night, and that’s pretty nice.
I discovered something odd on one of my walks. The guy I live with said these might be bulrushes.They were more in focus than that; I’m not sure what happened. But whatever; they’re growing in this tiny pond made by water coming off the parking lot right next to them. The guy I live with said I couldn’t go in the water because it was gross.
There were also these:You can see how gross the water is. The guy I live with said he didn’t think it was here, in this tiny pond, but there’s been an outbreak of blue-green algae in places and so I don’t get to go in any water. I hardly do anyway. I went in the canal, just a while ago, but not for long. We purebred border collies are not especially aquatic.
Believe it or not, that’s almost all there is to report. It’s hot every day. The house isn’t so bad, with the fans going, but outside it’s really hot. And dry.
This is pretty much just a post to let you know we’re still around. The guy I live with really hasn’t done much of any gardening because the effects of the hormone therapy wear him out quickly. He has set a sprinkler once or twice. The heat and dryness seem to wipe out any good effects the watering has, though.
I do have some pictures of the garden, taken at sunset, or close to it, if you’d like to see them.
Until next time, then.