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Monday, May 28, 2012

Hello Mr. Summer

The scent of barbecue lingers. Bellies are full. Skin is a little sore from the places not quite covered by sunscreen that was haphazardly slicked over shoulders. Yes, another Memorial Day weekend is drawing to a close. Summer is least unofficially. At some point during your holiday revels, I hope you were able to take a minute to give thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. If it weren't for them, we'd all be dancing to someone else's tune today.

Meanwhile, late last night we returned from our excursion to the river. The experience made me feel a strange sense of empathy for a pot roast. Baked until well done, thank you very much.

After I  bathed about a pound of dirt off Indy, he grabbed his favorite toy and happily sat next to one of our most treasured modern conveniences...

Ahhhhhh. Now doesn't that feel good?

Bogey wasn't as annoyed as usual about being left behind. His attitude radiated superiority as we dragged in our coolers, dirty clothes, and sweaty bodies. Silly people. Who camps for 3 days in 98 degree heat?

After a glorious long shower and liberal application of anti-itch medication to my numerous bug bites and poison ivy, I felt human enough to dictate a short message:

Hello, Mr. Summer. Glad to see you back. I'm looking forward to spending some more time together, but could you please be a pal and bring down the heat about 10 degrees or so? Your cooperation would be much appreciated. Thank you!

It's back to work tomorrow for me. Time to catch up and dream about what next weekend will bring. Don't you just love a four-day work week?


Bassetmomma said...

Sounds like a great weekend but good to be home! Happy Memorial Day!

haopee said...

Hello Mr. Summer!

We're actually hoping for Mr. Rain to arrive in our country. It's so hot that I generally wake up at 8 am because the 9 am heat can be very uncomfortable to sleep with.

Huggies and Cheese,


Ryker said...

Wow, 98 degrees. That is a little to hot for me. Out warmest day this summer was 63, and not this weekend. I like the Mr. Summer that is 78 degrees, sunny and a light breeze. Am I asking too much?

Sketching with Dogs said...

See, I told you that you would enjoy it, LOL!
Bogey's face says it all, doesn't it. I'm sure cats know something we don't.
Lynne x

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

It's funny reading about all your summer issues when we are all rugged up over here! Must admit - mum has just got our caravan fitted with air-cond...... she hates being hot - now that I think about it - I hate being hot too!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Unknown said...

Hello Summer too, long days and lots of sun ,yeppee!
Best wishes Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH the Glorious JOYS of SUMMER!!!

Cinnamon said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time relaxing.
The Summer season hasn't come to Seattle yet. :(
Looking forward to July 4th.
Happy Memorial Day.

Oskar said...

We didn't get to go camping, but we barbequed our brains out. Ribs, chicken & steak. Apparantly honoring the soldiers must involve ingestion of large quantities of grilled meats!

Nubbin wiggles,

Mariodacat said...

Who would ever think you'd be camping in 98 degree weather over Memorial DAy weekend. it's usually cold and rainy

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Indy, I loved the picture of you by the Air Conditioning! Humans are so silly sometimes, next time, tell them to leave you at home with Bogey !!!

The Joke Puppy said...

Happy Summer to you,,,and stay cool ! It's obvious by the look on Bogey's face that he has no sympathy for any of you related to your week-end activities.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Happy summer! Too hot for me in my big furs though!
~lickies, Ludo

Kari in Alaska said...

Summer is in full force here :)

Stop on by for a visit

2 Punk Dogs said...

The header picture of Bogey and Indy is great! I love Bogey's superior expression in the post pic.

Tammy said...

Thanks for that message you dictated, because it's now quite cool and comfortable here. Love those pictures as usual!