One of the perks to being the first one up in the mornings is that I get a bit of quiet time to myself on the back patio. The sun comes up, the pond gurgles pleasantly, and the dogs entertain me. It makes for a great start to the day.
One of my favorite things to watch is Manny running circles around the yard. Kipper likes to watch him too.
You never know when Manny’s going to take off, though. Sometimes he sees a bird. Sometimes he sees a rabbit.
And sometimes – he just goes.
Here he comes – back around – ears a’ flying.
When he runs, he sounds like a horse.
Later, the neighbors let their dogs out, and Kipper, Manny, and Ursa all go to investigate.
It’s always the same dogs coming out of the same house…but the dogs insist on seeing it for themselves. Every time.
And then Manny returns and sits by me, looking placid. He loves being outside.
Kipper on the other hand…
No, I’m just kidding. Kipper loves being outside too. But, here he’s just heard CPT America making coffee in the kitchen.
And Kipper loves CPT America even more than he loves being outside…and even more than he loves me. (Sniff).
I try not to feel slighted.
On a side note, we have another frog in the pond now – a teeny tiny one.
Isn’t he cute?
From the dining room table, having just eaten a frozen pizza (heated) because the rest of the family is at ice skating lessons, and I didn’t want to cook for myself,