This was a long weekend here in the US, something called “Memorial Day.” It’s supposed to honor veterans and soldiers killed in the service of this country. I guess that sounds like a good idea, I mean those people are real heroes, but wouldn’t a better idea be not to have any wars? Maybe if everyone just took it easy they way they do on Memorial Day weekend all the time, we wouldn’t need a Memorial Day. Or at least we wouldn’t have to keep remembering new people. We should probably go ahead and remember all the people who already served and died. Just my humble capybara opinion.
My owner and I mostly followed my advice this weekend and took it easy. The photo above is an example of that. One evening we went on a long walk but only got as far as the dirt road. I kept dragging my owner back toward the creek but for some reason she wanted to go to the Front 15. Needless to say, I won. I can be very persuasive (by that I mean persistent). I spent a good 45 mins just rolling around in the mud and eating mats of algae. That stuff is surprisingly good.
We also spent a bit of time chillaxing on the front porch.
Some of you may know that my owner is a writer. She likes to sit on the porch and write while I get a little treat or sleep in my bed. Now that Maple Bunny is living with us, she usually hangs out too.
It’s hard to get a photo of Maple that isn’t just her nose. She is a real camera hog.
But the weekend wasn’t all play. My owner cleaned out my pool on Saturday. Then she filled it back up on Sunday. And then Monday, well, that was the best! My owner and I went swimming together for the first time this year!
Those of you who know me will recognize the classic pose above. Yup, that’s me doing my tap-a-tap-a trick in order to get a popsicle. Sadly, when I bit into it a large chunk broke off and sank to the bottom of the pool. I looked for it later but it was nowhere to be found. And anyways, I thought ice was supposed to float!
You really need to click on the photo above and view it full-sized. My whiskers are totally awesome in that photo! I look like a cactus.
Then my owner did one of those shots where you hold the camera at arm’s length and just hope someone is in the picture. Look at how great it turned out!
My owner always says that she thinks I’m going to bite her when I do that. That’s crazy talk, I have never converted a kiss into a bite. At least not yet.
One of the great things about my pool is my pool table. My pool table makes it so I can sit or lie down and be partially submerged. I can do that for hours. Sometimes I even leave room for my owner to get on the table with me. But sometimes I don’t.
The highs were in the mid-90s at my house all weekend and there is really nothing better for hot weather than cool water. Sure in the winter I take warm baths in the house and that’s great but it just doesn’t compare with a swim in the pool on a hot summer day.