It seems like all I do these days is go to the back door to let the dogs in or let the dogs out. It might have something to do with the change in the weather. Luci has always loved the cooler weather – especially if there’s a little rain involved. Blacky doesn’t like the rain, so he stays in the house when it’s wet outside. But for some reason, he’s decided that he wants to go outside and play now that the weather has turned cooler. Maybe it’s the lower humidity. Maybe it’s the cooler temperatures. I just can’t figure it out. I do know, though, that the two of them have been spending a lot more time outside these days.
As a matter of fact, I just had to drag them both inside so that we can go to bed. I think the neighbors might be a little annoyed at me (and the dogs) if they stayed outside any longer. We were outside playing fetch and Blacky was barking at Luci and me. Evidently I wasn’t throwing the tennis balls fast enough for him. Oh, and Luci was stealing the tennis balls from him almost as fast as I could throw them to him. Blacky’s barking got all the other dogs in the neighborhood barking. Not a good thing at 10:30 at night.
I’m really surprised at how active Blacky has been the last week or so. All summer he’s been lounging around inside the house – not spending a whole lot of time outside – but now that it’s cooler he’s hanging outside on the back deck with Luci and wanting to play fetch and go on walks with us. As sad as I am to see the warm summer weather go, I won’t complain about the cool weather if that means that Blacky will go back to being his active silly self.
Now instead of one large bundle of energy . . . I have two. And I couldn’t be happier!!