Tuesday, 28 January 2014

having heaps of fun on a hot morning

So, it's still hot in Melbourne. But that doesn't mean Penny can't have fun, as long as we go out early.
The shadows are long and the grass is burnt brown, but there are still patches of green to investigate. I wonder why this nice-smelling spot is green?

We hurry along to the swimming spot and Penny fetches her Whirl Wheels. The river's brown, but here's hoping it's not polluted. (The Yarra is always brown; that's why some people call it the upside-down river.)

But wait! Someone's coming. Penny is aware of the newcomers before her human notices.

So now she's not going to swim. She will sit at the top of the embankment and guard her toys.

But that doesn't mean the others can't have fun.

 We went for a walk and Penny raced around on the grass chasing her toys - who'd have thought, all those years ago when she had her cruciate repaired, that one day she'd be running free once again?

Then we headed back for a last swim. A lovely morning that her human would have spent lazing in bed if she didn't have a dog to get her out on a hot summer's morning.

Thank Dog for dogs!


proud womon said...

i love it - the others can have fun, just not with penny's toys!!!

i know what you mean parlance by being out early - and we have another hot few days coming up!!!

parlance said...

proud womon, I'm trying to be positive about this hot weather, but not succeeding. Roll on autumn!

proud womon said...

and to think it wasn't that long ago we were all wondering what had happened to summer!!!

i'm finding it harder each year to cope with the heat...

Molly the Airedale said...

You looked so happy swimming with your whirl wheel until the others came along and stole your spot, Penny!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

proud womon, I never ask where summer has gone! It can disappear for ever as far as I'm concerned. I'm a winter - spring lover. Even autumn is okay, as long as we humans don't pollute the still autumn air so badly that we can't breathe.

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, we waited until they were gone and sneaked back for another big swim.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Looks like the river is the cool place to be on a hot day.

parlance said...

Lassie and Benji, it sure was nice. I hope the water was clean!