April 2, 2011

White Dog and the rest of The White Dog Army were just settling into enjoying Spring and the flowering trees and breezy mild temperatures and appearance of birdies and colorful bobbing flowers. Quinn has rediscovered his favorite lounging spots on the front porch (now that the front door can stand open all day). Nuka and Puff are learning amazing things about their relatively new home...like in Spring, the just sprouting leaves cast the perfect amount of dappled shade over the open part of the deck so that one can nap and sunbathe in just the right combination of light/shadow, warm/cool. White Dog has resumed her morning watch through the open bedroom window where she can lie with her head on the sill and watch the birdies hop and sing.

And then today...everything changed! It was suddenly Summer! Too hot to ride along in the car as errands were run. Too hot for sunbathing. Too hot to even think about hiking most of the day. And the swamp cooler isn't even hooked up...so there were no comforting cool streams of air through the house (ceiling fans made for a poor substitute). Napping was seemingly the only option on this 87 degree F day. In fact, Steve's offer to brush out excess fur was even met with some enthusiasm.

We know this is Nature's tease and that things will return to Spring in a few days, but today made us think of palettas and early morning runs at the Park and Siestas and lovely smells of things grilling...all things we look forward to...but after we have had a bit more time to enjoy this Season of Rebirth.


The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - we are still shaking off winter and trying to get to spring - much less summer.

Kari in WeHo said...

Summer visited us all of a sudden in LA this week with temps in the 90s!


Sagira said...

Always no fun when it goes straight from winter to summer with no spring. :(

Jacqueline said...

Your precious Mom has such a wonderful knack for words, so expressive and lovely...It's in the 80's here too; glad to hear you guys have been enjoying the Spring weather, hope it comes back soon!...Happy week ahead, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

Oh yea, that silly Mother Nature is such a tease! We're supposed to have so Spring storms, complete with the possibility of tornado stuff tomorrow night. Yuck-a-roo!

Stella said...

So you are saying you were enjoying spring, then summer temps came along and ruined it and you want spring back. We just don't want the snow storm they are predicting for today! Eeeeek!


ForPetsSake said...

Oh Susan, we've had the same jump start into summer here.
I could imagine through your writing that warm indulgence of spring when everyone, including the pups, are easing into the idea of warm days. That perfect feeling of sitting by the window watching the earth wake up to summer, with all the windows and doors open.
We thought we were the only ones who used swamp coolers ;)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Twenty four hours and fifty degrees later, it's snowing! Springtime craziness! (It teaches flexibility ... something we ALL can benefit from!)

Much love
Jake and Fergi