Oh yawn stretch……oh it’s cold in my igloo even with the heat on ….I need to get out and loosen up my old joints and bones!
OH WOW! It’s Sunny and cold but I know what today is…IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Round and Round the house I go. Tending to my business, checking out all of Mom and Dad’s stuff, making sure no one snuck up on me in my deep nights sleep!
Mom say’s when I run around the house and in the yard she can see musical notes fly from my feet and my wagging tail :) That makes me Happy!.
Oh Guess WHO…. It’s my most favorite Walker FRED!!!!!!!! Now that’s the way to start a day. Fred had his “Dean” with him and she likes me a lot. I escorted them all the way to the end of Emmett Stone Lane and then back to their house! Now this is the way to start this beautiful spring day! You have to look close, but there I am leading them down the Lane!
But after this long stroll I really need my morning nap and stretch out in the warm sun. mmmmmmm I’m looking for a good spot. I know..Right here under the bird feeder in front of Mom’s window! Brilliant idea.. That way, I can keep “Lil Bro” away from the birds, and I can see when Mom comes in to look out.This is the view Mom has of me when she looks out.. She say's it's her vertical blinds, I say it looks like I'm in JAIL!
Mom’s been walking with me every morning so I KNOW she won’t miss the first day of spring. Not a chance. I’m drifting…drifting…….drifting off in to a deep “nap”.. Dreaming..dreaming dreaming about birds, lil brother, mom, spring and chasing little bunnies…snore…sigh……
Way off in the recesses of my dream I hear the sweet sounds of my name. Penny..Penny…Penny…PENNY!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, it’s MOM!
And there she is with “Annoying” on her leash ..heh heh heh..and we’re OFF! Down Angel Crest Lane, around the beautiful white fence we love so much. Just sucking in this beautiful crisp cool FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
Then we get to the end of where the beautiful white fence turns and Mom does not turn around! I can’t believe it, I don’t know if I can contain the joy! We are going to walk around the pond! Oh Joy oh Joy! This is just my most favorite place in my neighborhood! There is a bridge I can just go over and back and over and back and then there is the POND! The beautiful pond I love so much.
Off we go down to the side of the pond.. hmmmmm now I’m thinking.. I remember how cold it was this morning.. Do I REALLY want to just go jump in..Do I.. Do I??? Maybe I’ll just trot around real close to it and sniff the beautiful fresh “first day of spring” air.. I’m loving this so much I can’t even tell you.
I even found some lovely bright yellow Dandelions! I tried eating them, but Mom didn’t think that was such a good idea. But boy they smelled good.
Now remember “Annoying” is on her leash. That is for a couple of reason’s..She doesn’t mind..She thinks she’s a pit bull and she tries to chase Bill the horse! But Bill is waaaaaaaaay up in the upper pasture and has to stretch his neck to even see us. But it’s already been settled “Annoying” is on the leash!
O.k. we have made it to the end of the pond and are heading back and I’m thinking and thinking again.. That water is probably very cold and I am 10 years old now.. HEY I’m Penny the Neighborhood Dog! How could I NOT check out the water. AND I am a Lab.. That is as “LABRADOR RETRIEVER” WATER DOG! What was I thinking? So carefully, very carefully I tip toe in…ahhhhhhh it feels so good! I want to just run and dive but mom is so “momish” and she is afraid of me getting a chill or an ear infection or one of those dumb things Mom’s worry about! So out I come cheerfully and obediently, not like Annoying would have :)
Back home we head..leaving our beautiful pond, with the beautiful spring flowers and the lovely First Day of Spring Air!!!!!!! Tomorrow will be another day and then another, up up and away, it’s SPRING TIME ON EMMETT STONE LANE!