I always think it won’t be so bad – it’s only for a day or so. Twenty extra legs coming down the stairs with me and they all want to come down at the exact same time as me, on the exact same step. As I walk through the house I find myself hanging on to furniture or the wall for balance and when we’re outside and they start playing, I get out of the way because they could so easily knock me to the ground, breaking any number of bones. I wish I could post a video – I’ll bet it’s pretty funny. We are once again sitting in the porch awaiting rain and listening to the thunder. Maybe that’s what it will take to cool us off.
Let me introduce you to the elder statesman, Jackson, a perfectly behaved black lab, who has stayed with me many times.
And here’s Tucker, a young energetic yellow lab who is actually an outdoor farm dog belonging to good friends from church. I make Tucker an exception to my rule of no outdoor only dogs in hopes that I’ll change their minds and they will let him be a house dog, too. He is perfectly behaved in my house but he does shed and when he drinks out of the water bucket he does slobber all over the floor. All very normal and my house is dog friendly – theirs probably is not as it is new.