some movies

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here this evening to bring you some movies, and to talk about some other stuff. You may remember me from such posts as “Another Rain Movie”, among at least a few others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose.
You can see the hairs on my posterior fluttering in the breeze created by the swamp cooler.
Both I and the guy I live with have decided we’re going to spend the rest of the summer enjoying the swamp cooler. The best way is to do it while napping.

So today, the first thing that happened was I was attacked by an unleashed dog on my morning walk. The guy I live with said I defended myself admirably, and no one was hurt, but he got really angry. He doesn’t act on his anger, but I knew he was very upset. It’s against the law to walk a dog without a leash, but some people don’t care.

Then he had to go get blood drawn for his annual physical, next week. He said he was disappointed that the wall next to the chair he sat in had all these vampire cartoons, because he claims to do a pretty good imitation of Bela Lugosi. He’s had his blood drawn like a zillion times in the last three and a half years.

When he got home, he decided to plant out all the cactus, because the weather here has changed, rather dramatically.
I had my dinner, and then this happened.

The weather people were talking about quarter-sized hail, but fortunately by the time the storm came over the foothills, that part had weakened.
I had my dinner, we went on our evening walk, the guy I live with rode his bike downstairs, and then it started to thunder.

It’s raining again, right now; really raining, and windy.
I’ll leave you with a mildly pathetic picture of me hiding from the thunder in my Upstairs Fort, where I’m very safe.

Until next time, then.

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19 Responses to some movies

  1. Joanie in northern California says:

    Oh Mani, I’m so sorry the thunder upsets you but I’m so very jealous here in very dry northern California. I would love to hear that sound

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; all the purebred border collies who’ve lived here have been afraid of thunder, but I’m the first one who has both a Kitchen Fort and an Upstairs Fort.
      It’s been frightfully dry here, too (one millimeter of rain in forty-five days), and we have a plague of grasshoppers. The rain is such a relief because this is the time of year when it rains here. (Not nearly as much as other places on the continent, but some.)

  2. Paddy Tobin says:

    A fort is a very good place to have. I used have one as a child and loved my time in it. You make no mention of movies and I was hoping for some recommendations as I am confined to the bedroom these days with Covid, feeling rather miserable, and using Netflix to pass the time. The Head Gardener here has escaped so far and it outside in the garden.

    • Deer Paddy wee furry sorry you cott THE RONA an mee sendss POTP an ***purrss*** an BellaSita Mum sendss white Lite of Healin an Guud Wishess fore a speedy reecovurry!!!
      Stay hydrated an rest, rest, rest, Okay???
      Did you see mew “Top Gun” movie? Wee herd it iss furabuluss.
      “Elvis” movie was pawtastick!
      An fore sp00ky there iss a mew “Salem’s Lot”….
      **purrss** BellaDharma an **wavess** BellaSita Mum

    • paridevita says:

      Oh, we’re sorry you have Covid. All of the guy I live with’s family has had it. (His nephew is a firefighter so probably brought it home with him.)
      Movies. The guy I live with sort of watches a lot of movies (they’re on the TV, but he doesn’t watch every minute; he just likes to hear human voices in the house. “Something besides barking”, he says.)
      So many movies and TV shows are violent beyond belief. He has to look away, a lot.
      Right now he’s watching “Der Pass” (Pagan Peak) on Topic, while he rides his bike downstairs. It’s in German, but he says he can understand almost all of it without subtitles. I lie down there with him, and it sounds like what I hear when the stereo is playing in the kitchen. Operas and stuff in German.

  3. You due NOT look pawthetick deer Mani…purrhapss a bit wurried….
    With Funder an Wind an heavy rain mee wuud hid innside mee pillow til storm went away!
    Wee were so happy Guy planted THE Cacti an of coarse it just HAD TO rain!! CATFISH!
    Are you OKay from other Poochie goin aftur you Mani??? Sum peepss just have NO clue due they???
    Pleese stay safe an kewl two!
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum

  4. barbk52 says:

    Oh, I could almost smell that lovely rain. Supposed to be 112 here tomorrow.
    What is it with the off leash dog people?! They are so arrogant, and argue that they have perfect control, but they never do. They always run up to Daisy, who is cranky and hates them all, and will bite. People are tiresome, and worse. Not dogs, right Mani?
    Hey! That cooler fluttering your nether regions could blow away any little gassy embarrassments too, right? Or, perhaps you don’t have those….

    • paridevita says:

      The guy I live with said 112 is way too hot.
      I don’t actually have gas very often, though I do sometimes. The guy I live with says it’s because I try things that aren’t on the menu here. (Bugs and stuff.)
      It’s really humid in the house right now, because of the swamp cooler.
      He also says people can be dumb. There are signs posted at the entrance to the field, which I guess is really “open space”, saying a thousand-dollar fine for dogs not on a leash. (I think the owners pay that, not the dogs.)
      Chess, the purebred border collie who lived here before me, was really aggressive toward other dogs, even when he was “old and creaky”.
      Dogs aren’t tiresome, but their behavior is influenced by their owners.

  5. tonytomeo says:

    Awesome weather! Wow! This is the time of year that I really start to miss rain.

    • paridevita says:

      We only get about twelve inches of precipitation a year, and there was none in April (when there usually is), and none for forty-five days after June 1st, so this is really nice.

      • tonytomeo says:

        Gee, you get no more rain than our chaparral climates get. My former neighborhood in town got a foot of rain annually. This neighborhood, although only a few miles away, gets much more though.

      • paridevita says:

        A foot of precipitation, including snow, is about right. It used to be spread out over the year, but now it seems confined to the first half of the year. Denver Botanic Gardens, which is about fifteen miles north and east of here, gets more rain than we do.
        It’s funny how some places around here get more rain than others.

      • tonytomeo says:

        Well, you live amongst mountains. That makes all the difference. Storms drop more rain before going over mountains, and less as they descend on the other side. That is why the Santa Clara Valley (here) gets less rain than the side of the Santa Cruz Mountains that the storms approach from. Well, you know that of course.

      • paridevita says:

        The rain we got the other night came from the north, which was different.

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