Going outside this morning was actually a pleasure — at first. When I took the girls out in the yard for their first potty break of the day at 7:45, the air was dry, and even a little on the cool side. And bug free. So, when I took Ducky to daycare, I drove all the way down there and back with the car windows open.
After enjoying my coffee, it was time for Callie and Shadow to go out again, so I grabbed my iPod Touch and out to the back yard we went. I sat in one of the deck chairs in the carport and watched my Golden Girls run around the yard for a few minutes and then settle down for a nap in the sun.
There were gnats flying around everywhere, but I brushed them away with my hand. I figured if my dogs weren’t bothered by them, I could tolerate them too. At least for a little while longer. So I uncrossed and recrossed my legs and went back to checking some of my friends’ Facebook posts.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, I feel this light bump hit my head and hear a buzzing sound simultaneously as some big, fat bug flies off to who knows where. WTF?! Okay, the gnats I can tolerate; but I draw the line at being smacked backside the head by some giant, fat, buzzing bug on its way to wherever. And, to add insult to injury, a damn mosquito lands on my leg, just above my foot! WHACK! “I got ya, you little blood sucker!!” (That’s one less pest in my world!) At that point it was Time To Come Inside. Callie and Shadow would have preferred to soak up more sun, but thanks to neighbors who cannot be trusted, we don’t let them or Ducky stay out in the yard without one of us to keep an eye on things. In some ways it’s probably a good thing that we are so protective.
Have A Tail-Wagging Day!!
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