Seen this? The announcer tells us that the dog is “faking death.” I’m just not even going to pursue how and why someone came up with that as an explanation for this dog’s behavior, BUT… What IS going on? I have two hypotheses, but I’m staying mum until I get your ideas. I’ll add mine to the comments sometime this weekend.
MEANWHILE, back on the farm: It’s high summer here, hot and humid but the flowers are bursting all around, the bees are laden with pollen, the ruby red tomatoes are swelling and the fresh corn has arrived. Yummm, have you ever eaten corn from the cob minutes after it’s been picked? I mean, ripping off the husks while standing in the field and sinking your teeth into the kernels? SOOO sweet! Why anyone would cook it is beyond me!
Willie is doing well. We have a new set of exercises to do, and go in on Monday for images to ensure that his bone is healing properly. I had to skip his exercises for a few days because of some unexpected family events, and he clearly missed them. It’s hard to imagine how much fun it could be to lift your paw up fifteen times in a row, but when there’s not much else on the docket and you get treats for it, it’s REALLY fun! Everything is relative, right? We’ve been working on learning to heel on the right and “Shift” from left to right on a verbal cue. He thinks this is a great game, and it works well for his shoulder (no turning, no weaving, no stopping and starting). What’s working best for me is singing on our short walks (thanks commenters!). You just don’t want to be any where near us when I start belting out “Like a Bridge Over Troubled Waters….” Not pretty.
However, this IS pretty, from my perennial garden: [Boy do I love Lilies!]