Can you guess what I'm thinking?
"C'mon Mummy....throw that ball!"
It was a cold winters day and Mummy gave us a bath so we look all fluffy and cuddly, but we couldn't go outside to play until we were fully dry. Mummy didn't want us to get muddy paws again because we have some visitors coming tomorrow and she wants us to make a good impression.
I know you'll laugh when you hear what Mummy thinks "cold" is...wait for it....over here it was 19 degrees Celcius today (66.2F)....I know right!!!....but you have to understand that when you live in a climate that gets to 45C (113F) in the Summer and only 15C (59F) in the middle of winter, then I guess 19C is pretty cold for some humans...it's what we call aclimatizing. Twelve years ago when Mummy and Daddy first moved here from 2500kms (1553 miles) down south, they were swimming in the ocean in July. After twelve months they were wearing long sleeves and wouldn't dream of swimming in Winter. Mummy only needs her warm winter coat out once a year at the most if she goes out at night. I know what you're thinking....it snows where you are, but over here our humans live in shorts and short sleeves for more than ten months in the year. Today Mummy had on some jeans and a long sleeved cotton top and that was warm enough to go outside for a game of ball.
As usual I was chasing and retrieving my favourite golf ball. It hasn't rained here for more than a month but it's still lovely and green....even after Daddy mowed the lawn on the weekend.
I was so excited to be playing ball that Mummy had a hard time trying to photograph me.
Marley wasn't interested in playing ball. He was busy slinking around the yard like a cat and eating grass again.
We don't feel the cold. We have such lovely warm coats!
Mummy was admiring those cute doggy coats that some of you wear over your way recently, but we don't need them. Our own coats are warm enough. Only in Summer I (Jasper) will need to be clipped since I suffered in the heat last Summer.
This is Marley's ready to WOOF! face. He could hear Daddy's car coming around the corner.
What did you say Mummy? "Daddy's Home!"...Okay better go and get a cuddle and a scratchy massage from Daddy - He's the best!