Just close your eyes and imagine, with Boomer and me,…a timeless scene on a very rural farm somewhere, anywhere, the perfect place, with lovely crops growing lush and green, the sky a serenely blue– dotted with huge fluffy clouds.
Nearby, Boomer is resting on the cool stones of the patio, almost asleep, but keeping an eye on Mom who is feeding the wild birds. Back and forth she goes…moving here and there…back and forth, back and……………….fffoooooooooorth.
I’m resting under the pick-up truck …gradually, ever so gradually my eyes are closing…time is unfettered allowing……………….ahhhhhhhhh
Suddenly I hear Mom say!
“Up Boys, we need to get up to the sweet corn patch before it gets too hot! Today is the day to pick, freeze and can sweet corn!”
ooomp, snort, uck!!!! Sputter!
We are up and ready to go!
Wagging our tails has hard as we can (I only have a tiny stump but it wags just fine, Thank you) we follow Mom to the back of the pick-up truck and wait while she unlocks the tail gate. Then she first lifts me up…I’m always first! Always! I’m the oldest and the smartest and the First at all things ….always! Then she picks up Boomer and puts him in the back. (She has to pick up Boomer so he doesn’t hurt his knee again. Remember his knee blew out a while back. It’s healed now, but Mom doesn’t want ‘another’ accident to happen to his knee)
First bunch! (I thought Mom said we were going up to the sweet corn patch BEFORE it got hot!)
My heavens, this is miserable…pant, pant, slurp, pant, pant
“You boys want down?”
What!?!?! You kidding? You put us down and we might have to walk home. It’s hot already…I’m not walking home in this heat!
“We are almost done, Guys! Only a few more, I can see the end of the row finally.”
Hey, Fuzzy! I’m glad it’s only 6 in the morning, it’s hot already. Can you imagine what 9 or 10 would have been like?
Mom’s just as hot as us, Boom. We’ll just stick it out a little longer I can’t imagine she will continue to stay out here.
DONE!!! Yippee! Heading home again!
Who cares if it was hot…the ride up and back is just the
You gotta do a little sweat’n to have a whole lot of fun!