The January Thaw has arrived! Boom and I love January Thaws…it warms up ya see.
It warms up enough that I don’t like sleeping in the house. I go outside (I know how to open the back door and go out, Boomer has NEVER figured it out. HEE HEE) and sleep in my dog house.
Now I have to admit sometimes I go out and want to come back in sooner than when Mom comes looking for me. See I go out when I get hot, that can be when everyone is asleep in the house. Then I have to wait until Sam the cat wants out——he jumps on the bed and runs all over Mom to wake her up so she will let him out — or Mom just gets up. Mom always comes to check on us dogs and if I’m not there she knows I’m in the dog house.
When you are old you can’t curl up like you use to be able to do….so I scratch up my dog blankets real good and waller down real deep in them. Even though the dog houses are covered up with lots of blankets and stuff, when the night runs on into morning…well, then, I want to come inside and sleep on my orthopedic bed.
So sometimes I have to wait.
Anyhoo, where was I?
The January Thaw is here!!! The days have warmed up considerable. Boom and I have taken to checking out things, you know…who has been walking on our property, what sort of news is on the corn stalks and maybe just maybe we can find Freddy Fox’s house.
Boomer is never still….he runs EVERYWHERE! Up and down and back. He runs off and then comes to find me.
(Actually, I like that he comes back and checks on me, I sometimes slip and sprawl a little bit so I have to wait until everything stops hurting and gets back to usable.)
We smelled lots of bird tracks, we even flushed up a pheasant hen and her guy…those birds are LOUD! Finding them was pretty nice; we haven’t had pheasants on the places for about three years. Boomer supposed to be a hunt’n dog but he didn’t even understand what happened. Just ran on, nose to the ground. I stopped and pointed so Mom could see. (She was with us.)
On we went over to the equipment area, then up to the back 40, then over to the Upper End which is where I found it……………………………!!!!
Freddy Foxes hidey hole!
I was clear inside when Mom got there….I didn’t want to get out, but she made me. Boom never saw it, so I told him all about it when we were resting in the sun later.
When we got back to the house Mom said we had better enjoy this because it is supposed to snow Saturday and colder weather will follow.
Mom asked if we wanted to come inside, but Boomer and I decided we wanted to hang outside. Even Sam the Cat hung with us. Sam rolled around in the sawdust by the wood pile and Boomer and I lay in the sun next to the house.
Sure is nice, these warmer temperatures.