Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sun bathing

I was off from work at the college today, but I always write my column for Sunday on Wednesday. Jilda teaches one class for the staff at the rehab center. She has to be there at 7 a.m.  

Shortly after coffee, she heads into work and I head to the screen porch to write. Today's column came easy. I'd been thinking about our old friend Louis who is struggling to hold on right now. The column wrote itself.

Jilda and I'd bought more tomatoes, herbs, flower seed, and other goodies to plant. Rain is supposed to move in tonight so we wanted to get everything planted.

When she got home, we donned work clothes and got at it. By mid-morning, the sun was high but there was a steady breeze out of the northwest that kept things perfect for garden work.

When we finished up, and I was rolling up the hosepipe, I looked inside the fence and saw Ol' Hook sunbathing. You can tell by the picture how hyper this dog is. He's totally deaf, but his eyesight is like lazervision.  

Today while we worked in the garden, he chased a butterfly shadow until he dropped. I guess he figured that time was right to roll over on his back and get a little sun on his tummy.

He is a comical dog.


  1. We're still a few weeks away from any veggie planting but it's been a warm Spring and I'm so tempted to play in the dirt! Hook is the luckiest pooch to have found you guys and a wonderful place to sun in! Sweet pic!

  2. I think every country dog should be named "Old Hook."

  3. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Every home should have a live-in comedian!!

  4. Ol Hook is a charmer. But you know that.

  5. Lucky doogie to have lots of sun on his belly. He needs a pair of sun glasses.
    Prayers for your friend Louis.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Would it insult a dog to say he is "CATatonic"?

  7. There is nothing like a spot in the sun!

  8. Old Hook is probably worth whatever it cost fjust for the entertainment factor.

  9. Hook needs to put is undies on.

  10. What a cutie patootie!

  11. Oh for to live a dogs life, especially one who has it made and knows it like Ol'Hook

  12. Ol' Hook is one happy hound.


  13. One thing that cats and dogs have in common is a love of sunshine. I've seen their fur feel so hot from lying in the sun that I wondered how they could stand it.


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