Monday, September 6, 2010
Playing with the Big (Four-Legged) Dogs
Where is a video camera when you need one?!? This morning August took the four dogs for their usual weekend Starbucks run (they got an extra run this weekend because of the Labor Day holiday.) As they returned and pulled into the driveway I walked out onto the front porch to assist with dogs and drinks. All four canines poured out of the door of the truck and I held the front door open so they could run into the house. Maggie led the pack followed by Rachsie. Hank, however, felt compelled to take a detour and headed for the tree in our front yard for a leg-lift. He marked the tree and ran into the house. Red Rocket is always the last one out of the truck because he needs to be helped down out of the truck. He followed Hank to the tree and after Hank finished I watched in waves of mirth and horror as Red Rocket attempted to emulate his big brother's leg lift against the tree. Rocket managed to position himself correctly with his missing front leg closest to the tree and I'm sure his intent was to raise his back left leg and balance on his two right legs. But it didn't work. He fell over twice and then with his usual pluck and spirit turned and raced to the house.