Thursday, 1 July 2010
I quickly ran outside in a t-shirt and Crocs to roll the tomatoes into the garage. Losing the latest batch to frost on July 1st would be....well...embarrassing, at best!
Back up to the house where I threw on a pot of coffee. By now Mark was stirring. I visited with him while having a cup of coffee and checking emails, saw him off to work, drained the last drops out of my coffee cup and headed out the door.
The dogs and I have been on 'holidays' for the last 6 weeks, but once the calendar hits July 1st we hookup every day we can.
When I hopped on the ATV and turned it on the entire dog yard rose to their feet and started to SCREAM their delight!
I stretched out ganglines and started pulling the 16 lucky dogs from the yard. Jinx, Dasher, Smartie, Tess, Casey, Beauty, Xena, Meg, Crunchie, Jack, Q, Wifi, Shooter, Pop, Tie and TopDog. Harness came off the hooks and went on dogs. Dogs were attached to the gangline (nope, no necklines!) and off we went.
Our 'out trail' goes between the puppy pens housing the Brits and the Explosions. It was pretty interesting to watch the two litter react to 16 crazy to run dogs storming by their pen - everyone scattered for their houses EXCEPT for Todd on the Brit side and C4 on the Explosion side. Those two held their ground and watched the team thunder by. Brave boys!!
The run was pretty close to perfect - but that just could be because we were all so excited to get out!
Oh yeah....there was THIS incident....
You would think the morning couldn't get any perfect!! But it did when Bet and I took the Brits out for a great run!!
By 8am I was back in the house, a second pot of coffee was dripping in the coffee maker and a loaf of cranberry date bread baking away in the oven!
Life is SWEEEEET!!