Walks, Water, What More Could A Dog Ask For

The four-footed one has discovered the joys of a sprinkler on a hot, sunny day.  Specifically the joys of running through the cool water.  Now if only she’d learn to enjoy it in her own yard rather than stranger’s!

It started with a slow stroll on a lovely afternoon.  Plenty of water for both of us, we each have our own, very different water bottles so there is no confusion, and sunscreen for me.  Not a huge walk and certainly nothing that prevented us from stopping to smell all the different flowers out in bloom.  We were basically enjoying our time, smelling the flowers, listening to the birds and enjoying each other’s company.  A nice, peaceful afternoon.

And then she heard it.  The distinctive ticking noise of an automatic water sprinkler.  A new noise that simply had to be investigated in a hurry.  Never mind the flowers or different types of grass to check out.  We picked up our pace to check out the noise and sample the water on the pavement.  Surely this would be enough for us to satisfy our curiosity I thought.

As soon as this thought popped in my head, there was a tug and she was off to run through the closest sprinkler.  Not once, nor twice but several times.  Until she was soaked and a good portion of me was as well.  Before we left she tried to drink directly from the sprinkler because being soaked after running through all that water is thirsty work.

At least the home-owner got a good laugh at her antics from the comfort of his shade, dry deck.

 

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