He’s baaack and bigger than ever

I know I posted a picture of our big boy earlier, but since my knitting looks pretty much the same as it has for the past week, I’m desperate for blog pix. Esau Marie is always willing and able to model, but Grover needs some face time, too. And, butt.

Now, granted, the Mum is rather small these days, but she’s every bit of 4’10” tall. The chairs do sit low, but let’s face it, this is one huge dog. And, in case you hadn’t noticed, he’s hers. We’ve had weather that has been so lovely, we can sit outside after dinner. We usually have to wait until the sun goes behind the trees or the deck is just a little too sunny. It’s too hot for Grover. Big dogs are not hot weather dogs, normally. And, this guy can’t stand the heat. When we’ve been out for a long time in doggy hours (30 minutes or so), he stands at the back door to go in. He wants to go to his bed and nap. We have to coax him to stay outside. This is our summer. Soon (I think) it will be too hot to sit outside. Our days will go to the 90’s F and the nights 75F. The humidity will be oppressive all the time and we’ll be stuck in the house. again. like all last winter. Sense of dread. OK. I’m borrowing trouble (or reality). I’m enjoying it while we have it. Even if the temps climb to the 90’s it isn’t hideous unless the humidity is high. So far, so good.

And, yes, my mother chats with her puppy. Dogs do respond to talking. It increases their vocabulary and makes them more sociable. This guy is sociable. Big time. You have a good one!

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7 Responses to He’s baaack and bigger than ever

  1. margene says:

    Your mom is so cute! Grover is SO BIG! WOW…he’s a handful. We talk to our dogs often and talk to each other through our dogs. Even I think it’s weird. LOL
    We have the heat…no humidity. Patio days are over for now….enjoy yours!

  2. Nora says:

    Aw – your mom is a sweetie. Aren’t you supposed to talk to your dogs? I thought that’s what they were for… that, and snuggling.

  3. Annie says:

    I love the photos of your Mum. Thank you for sharing them. Doesn’t everybody talk to their animals?

  4. Donna says:

    Wow…love the new blog. I have been MIA on my blog. You have been a busy girl. I love the new look….what made you decide to move? Mom looks great and I love that back to the camera…I am too cool… from Grover. What a fun boy. I know big dogs don’t like the heat, my guy does the same and stands by the door to go in. We bring out a bowl of ice and fill it with water and he likes that. Also last summer we bought a wadding pool for him. He loves it and jumps in and out and lays down in it and spalshes around with his toys. Then out he comes and he dries off very quickly. You should try that for Grover! Keep smiling and think of how fortunate we are to have the air conditioning to help keep us cool. I too am an inside person and enjoy reading and knitting of course! Oliver enjoys walking later in the evening around 9:30 or 10 just before bed and it is less hot. Take care and thanks for the great photos.

  5. heideho says:

    Wow! Mum is tiny and Grover is HUGE. She could probably ride him to where ever she needed to go… so long as no devil bunnies distracted him. Maybe Grover needs his own doggy spa for outside heat. Cheers!

  6. Beth in STC says:

    Great picture of Mum and Grover (well, of Grover’s back):-). We’re planning to enjoy our side porch and our newish patio table tonight. My husband’s making spaghetti, and we plan to have our weekly glass of wine and enjoy our sliver of lake view. I’m storing up porch time before the normal St. Louis humidity stomps on us all.

    We have no big plans for the weekend other than the normal errand-running, so hopefully we have a chance to take the two girl cats out on the porch Sunday for a little outside time. Logan, my 20-pound sissy cat, hates anything to do with outside.

    Of course we talk to our animals. Kira even knows what “outside” and “leash” means, and she comes to us to have her harness put on. She’s a firm believer in talking back to us too.

  7. Trudy says:

    Oh, look at Mum!
    Those girls DO seem to shrink a little the older they get, don’t they? But she looks so good, and she looks happy. I wish our mums could know one another!!! I bet they’d have lots to talk about.

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