Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Portrait of a Dog by Wayne-K
Portrait of a Dog, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

Whomever coined the term "dog days of summer" must have lived in Texas. It's hotter than a dog out here! Since returning home from Italy at the end of June, I've spent approximately three full weeks in the Dallas area. During this time, the temperature has ranged from a low of hot to a high of hotter. Once in a while the weather changed and it was hottest.

I'm not sure what was worse, spending the month of December 2003 in Anchorage, Alaska or spending three weeks in Dallas, Texas during the heat wave of 2011. What am I talking about? This isn't a heat wave, it's always sweltering hot here in Texas during the summer! Ninety eight hundred degrees...tomato....tomma-toe.... it's doggone hot every summer!

Okay, enough dog references. Here's a picture of Paisley. She's a pretty good dog, reminding me a lot of Rusty. Like Rusty, she loves to counter surf, sneaking a free meal from the unsuspecting.

Paisley is pretty hard-headed at times. When it's time to go into her kennel for bed, she sits at the door of the kennel and makes herself really heavy. When one tries to push her into the kennel, she raises her head, preventing it from going into the kennel. Paisley is also pretty smart. Throw a dog biscuit into her kennel at bedtime and she doesn't go for it.

Despite her stubborn nature, we all love Paisley. I, for one, am used to stubborn, having lived with three stubborn people for so long. But, I love them too...

1 comment:

  1. Great comments here, Wayne. Paisley looks like a perfect addition to your family. Great portrait of her as well.

    Maybe if you would crawl in the kennel and show her what to do, she'd be more interested...... okay, well maybe not, but it might create some great laughter in your home. :)

    Enjoy Paisley!