This has been a blissful long summer. The heat has been unusually intense on some days, can you believe we had 100 over degrees in Washington? That probably has got to do with Global Warming, but many politicians and lobbyists are still denying it exists.
As a dog, I don't worry too much about yesterday, I try not to fret about tomorrow either. I choose to live in the Now. This is my moment. I want to live my life like today could be my last day on earth. Who knows when the next Gamma ray from a nearby galaxy is going to vaporize Earth? Who knows when the next meteor will hit Earth, or when the next Super Volcano is going to erupt and change our lives forever?
I want to be in the present, and enjoy my simple life, feel each breath, and every pant. I want to taste my food and savor the flavors. I want to feel the wind on my tongue. I want to enjoy every lick and kiss with Mum and Rob.
I'm going to play Chuck it like there's no tomorrow. I'm going to jump with joy, then catch my ball with jubilee. I'm going to smile and wag my tail to show my humans how much I love them.
Now Mum and I live a very simple life. We don't have many material things anymore. And we have to go to work more frequently, but I love going to work with Mum. I get to meet many canine pals, old friends and new, and I keep an eye on my Mum as she works with them and makes them beautiful. I love accompanying Mum to the Prison where she trains the special ladies in uniforms. They give me lots of hugs, kisses and love. Best of all, they are so calm, and I love their energy. My dog pals from the prison are fun too. They are in training to be service dogs for humans who need them to get by. The simple life is a good life. Getting closer to nature is a good way to live.
I remind Mum daily that it is essential that we live in the Now. I remind her not to be sad. Many human things in her world makes her sad, and Mum cries, but I give her my love and I share my calm energy with her, and she feels better because of me. The most important things in life cannot be bought. They have to be cherished, enjoyed, nurtured, and sometimes, these important things are important beings. Like me.
I love playing Chuck it with Mum. We play it every day. The rubber ball gets thrown a long distance off and I run far to get it. I've also learned a new command, "Catch it" whereby Mum bounces the ball off the ground into the sky close to me, and I jump up high to grab it in my mouth. Its a trick that requires skill, accuracy, eye-mouth coordination, and a lot of strength and stamina.
I just love it!!
Of course, in between games, I also run over to my chicken coop, and I steal some feed from the chickadies. They don't seem to mind, they've got so much food.
I'm getting really good at "Catch it". Sometimes, I jump so high, all my feet are in the air.
Getting ready to catch my ball.
Weeeeeeeeee......... this is fun!!
I love spending time in the sunshine.
We do some yard work and gardening almost every day. We take care of our fruit trees, feed the chickens, tend to them, and also water the vege plots. We do lots of weeding, and take care that the coyotes don't come and snatch our chickens. I survey my property, day and night, and I mark the property boundaries with my pee and poop to keep intruders out. I let the others know I live here, my pee says "Kimi lives here. This place is my place."
What do I do when I get thirsty in the middle of a game? I run to the water spout under my pear tree and I gulp away at the water coming out of the spout. It saves me time from running to my water bowl in the house. Mum thinks I'm so smart to do that. Talk about seizing the moment.
These are some of my best days in summer. The weather is warm, and the nights are bearable. Now I cannot wait for us to go hiking and camping soon.