Tricia Booker Photography

August 28, 2011

Peppermint Sleepy

So, what’s a dog to do? It’s been more than 24 hours of rain, the gray clouds hang low in the sky, the grass is soaked and deep puddles line the driveway. Going outside isn’t fun. In fact, on several occasions the dog has to be actively pushed outside to use the “facilities.” It’s just not the type of day to get out of bed. And, thankfully, if you’re a dog you don’t have to.

Peppermint spent most of the day hanging out in the top cushions of the couch. Doors could open and close, the vacuum could traverse the room and Peppermint snoozed on. Only one sound caused her to raise her head—the pantry door. People say the “dog days of summer” are those hot August afternoons ideal for relaxing in the shade, but I say the dog days are those rainy days that give the dog any excuse to spend the afternoon in bed.

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