Monday, January 30, 2017

We're resting...

We were up EARLY for the morning walk. 

There were lots of people out walking
just at daybreak, and cyclists.
We got in our hour walk....
 Then home, so SHE could have coffee.
 We were ready when the first of the little bipeds
started walking by.

It was the first day of school!
We have a bus stop across the street,
five schools--primary and secondary--, plus
two preschools and a long day care centre
within a half mile radius of our house.
So we were busy!
Barking at everyone and telling them to have a great
year.....and stay away from our yard.

Then this afternoon, we sat in our air-conditioned
house and watched them stagger back home
in their wrinkled, slightly soiled, room-to-grow
uniforms and leather oxfords
in the 39°C/102+°F heat.
We barked in comfort!
And let them know it was hotter elsewhere....

It should only get down to 26°C/78+°F tonight.
So we'll be up early, and ready to bark when the kids come.

Supposed to be 40°C tomorrow, and 41°C on Wednesday.
Then cooler for a few days.

Oh, the best part is the kids usually take packed
lunches to school, which they eat ON the way,
dropping bits that we find early in the morning.
We love the school year.


  1. 2nd pic, is that Bella meditating? BOL.. What a busy and tiring day, wow! Recharge well for the following days guys.


  2. Barking in that heat is a challenge but we are glad you are on it!

  3. oh wow so much kids you have to give a bark.... shall I record some of my barks to help you out on that front?

  4. Ugh, that's too hot! I can send yu sum snow an' cold to help yu cool off a bit.

    Good barkin at those lil juv-e-nile de-link-quints! I wud luv to help with that!

  5. You have got your hands full with all that barking, no wonder you need a rest!
    Send some of that heat our way plz🌞
    Elliot and Cricket x

  6. You must be exhausted. Those kids are good for something always dropping stuff. Then they pet your head with food still stuck on their hand
    Lily & Edward

  7. First day of school? It is only mid-summer.

  8. I think it's pawesome y'all wished all the kids a happy school day but I was even more impressed you warned them to stay off your lawn. I mean they have to learn the rules, right.

    Aroo to you,

  9. FURST... how is my BID of 87 Milkbones and 87 Stuffies holding up to the OTHER bidders???
    OMD you all have a very much BIZZY morning... it is good that you were out there getting the little peeps off to a good start fur their new School year..
    AND very thoughtful of them to leave you Bits of their "BRUNCHes" in payment fur your Grand Send Off.
    TRY to stay COOL. WE had 5 NEW inches of SNOW this AM... that is on top of the 6 we have had since Friday...

  10. DO you 3 know how lucky you are SHE walks you before her coffee?
    WOW you must be special or something. Mom does nuttin until she has her coffee
    Gosh it is mighty hot to be going to school. Is the the beginning of a 9 mo school year or do they have short sessions?
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. OMD, that is one busy day guys!!!! I am sure the shrunken peeps appreciate your barks of encouragement! I thinks that's why they drop foodables just for you!
    School ROCKS!
    Ruby ♥

  12. We wish we had school kids that dropped crumbs in our neighborhood! You guys are so lucky!

  13. Those little bipeds really do come in handy, don't they? We love it when ours come to visit because there are always tasty tidbits under the table:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  14. Yous are as hot as we are cold! Good to get those kids barked at though!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. Oh yummy snack on da walk how nice!! I like to yell at our school kids too ;)

    We get those temps during our summer and I about melt.

    Matt (& Matilda)

  16. 'Yay' for kids! And a bigger 'Yay' for kids with food!

  17. What a well deserved nap!! Happy first day of school!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  18. Crikey .... you blokes are good. It was too hot for me to even consider barking. I sure hope it cools down for you and all those poor little kids heading off to school. They get hungrier when it's cold too so more droppings for you, aye??

  19. we would love to get above freezing! No walks at all here - just go out to potty and back inside
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  20. Guarding first thing in the morning and then when the buses return in the afternoon. No wonder you need a nap !

  21. Early morning walks are always a good idea! Especially in the heat.

  22. Got to keep those kids in line. We like to spend hot days snoozing in the air, too.