This weekend my owner made this big deal about how we had to get my picture taken in the bluebonnets. Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and it is like a ritual here for people to get their photo, or their kids or their pets photos, taken with the flowers. It helps that they are about the first flower to bloom in this part of the country and there’s not too much else growing at that time. I think she was so obsessed by it because the past two years, basically ever since I was born, we have been in a terrible drought and there weren’t any bluebonnets so I don’t have any baby photos with me in them.
Lots of people stop by the side of the road–including freeways, which doesn’t seem to safe to me–to get their bluebonnet photos. We are lucky in that we have them right on our property. So my owner determined to get me out for a long walk in the Front 15 (that’s what we call the 15 acres in front of our house) and plop me down in those flowers for a photo. Naturally, I put up a fight.
Bluebonnets need a lot of sun to grow so I headed for the most densely wooded part of our land. It was a pretty warm day and I thought the shade might be nice. Plus there was this one type of tasty weed over there that I had a hankering for.
After a while I decided to take a rest.
I wonder if I’m getting allergies because my eye started to itch.
Humm. No bluebonnets here. Guess they must be in the other part of the land, but I was in no hurry to go over there. To be honest, I didn’t do it at all that day. The next day my owner had to drag me over there on my leash before she let me go. That’s how we got the photo at the top of this post.
I don’t know why I didn’t want to go over there because it is actually pretty nice.
It worked out pretty well for me anyway. I got a 2 hour walk on Saturday and another 2 hours on Sunday. And both walks included the most wonderful mud puddle know to capybara!
I believe I look better in mud than in flowers.
Well, you have to get out sooner or later. In my case it was later.
I took a dip in the creek but the water didn’t come up over my back so I still had plenty of mud on me.