July 19, 2010

White Dog and The Other White Dog were tired of napping...were tired of being trapped inside by the heat..were REALLY tired of the boring sameness (everything has been stilled by the heat; not even the birdies or the butterflies were flitting). When we gathered up Michael to go to his weekly meeting, both white dogs made it very clear that they were going along! So we loaded everyone into the car and cranked the AC to extra comfortable. After dropping Michael at the counselor, we took White Dog and TOWD to the big grassy park across the street. It was after seven and the big trees cast long shadows making the grass cool underfoot.

Nirvana to the pups! White Dog did zoomies for a solid five minutes while Quinn sniffed very vertical object within range. Then White Dog did something she has never done. She began trying to engage Quinn in her running play! She would zoom out about 100 yards from Steve then lie in the grass tail wagging in invitation. Quinn (leashed) trotted over and just before he reached her, WD zipped around and around him before taking off and starting the tease anew. Both seemed to enjoy the game.

When everyone was thirsty and worn out from the exercise, we took a clue from Prinnie and her family, since we still had time left in the hour, and made a vanilla ice cream stop at Dairy Queen. Both White Dogs thoroughly enjoyed the treat, the attention from passersby, and the fact that the routine had been broken!

Tomorrow is supposed to be as uncomfy...this news made both White Dog and The Other White Dog yawn with pre-boredom.


Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

YAY, My BFF!!!!!!!!! Isn't DQ the best on a hot, hot day? We also wanted to tell you how proud we are of you for making the effort to engage your brother in play! How cool is that???

OK, now you must demand that your parents take you to DQ at a minimum, once a week. Explain to them how good you've been, and how miserably hot it is out of doors. I do it, and it works brilliantly!

Did they give you the bones in your ice cream dish???

Love you tons,
Prinnie and the sibs!

Teddy Bear said...

Ugh, we feel your pain. Heat is not our friend. How fun that you and Quinn were able to run around at the park. You'll soon have to teach Quinn the fine art of zoomies. And a trip to DQ? Yes!!! That almost makes the heat bearable. That salad sounds yummy. We have zucchini growing out of our ears. We wish you all could come over for dinner and help us share. Yummmmm, grape tomatoes sound tasty!

Teddy Bear

Remington said...

I don't care much for the heat. BUT DQ -- that's more my style! Stay cool, my friends!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Are they preparing you for another road trip? ;-)

We finally got to go for a walk last night, just a short one - it was still very hot. But it did feel good to get out of the house for a bit.

No relief in sight here for days and nights to come:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jacqueline said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time together, playing and enjoying a fun evening in the park, topped off with ice cream=good times!...Stay cool, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

You are quite the funster to go zooming around in the hot stuff like that!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That sounds like lots of fun AND yummy too!

We were lukhky enough to get a walk this morning prior to it heating up -

Of khourse, the walk was bittersweet - we were up THAT early since we took Auntie Di to the airport -

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Sagira said...

Going for rides and having fun is the best. You got to stop by DQ? How cool!

Kari in WeHo said...

It is hard not to see dogs doing zoomies without breaking into a smile :)