When I first brought Tippy home, almost 7 years ago, I filled her water bowl up from the faucet outside the garage. When she got thirsty again that day, she walked right up the faucet and looked at me, expectantly. I turned on the faucet and she started drinking straight the spigot. She has been doing that ever since.
One of the things I have taught her is to “Say Please” when she wants a drink – that is to sit politely and wait. One reason I want her to do that is that the sun shines on that area of the garage and the first bit of water coming out can be hot.
This past summer I had to have my air conditioner worked on. The man finished, and was standing at the door of his truck righting up the bill when Tippy decided she wanted a drink. I said, “Say please.” like I always do, without thinking about it.
I noticed the repairman move and the look on his face was priceless. It was a “Say what?” moment.
I don’t know what was going through his head, but I’m pretty sure he thought I was telling him to say please for some netherious reason. He did immediately realize I was talking to Tippy, but I had a good laugh about it after he left.
I have since been more mindful of my surrounds when giving Tippy commands.
Wow! It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything. I knew it had been a long time, but that just doesn’t seem possible. Everything is okay, I just got bogged down with work and everyday things. I’m not working right now, so you would think I would have all the time in the world, but I don’t. I still feel like I have so many things to do that I’ll never get caught up.
I find I put off blogging because my internet service is very slow and sometimes sporadic, so it can take a lot of time to upload photos. There is talk that the electric company will start providing broadband soon, or at least they are looking into it. If they do, I hope it’s faster than what I am getting now with the phone company. I don’t have cable, so that isn’t an option. I even tried to get satellite internet, but they came out and said there are too many trees around so I can’t get a clear line of site to their satellite.
In January, I signed up the the Air Force Half Marathon. It is supposed to take place on September 19th. I hope things have opened back up by then. I’m doing okay with my training. One day last week I decided to try running the path that Tippy and I walk on in the neighbor’s field. It was a nice, slow run and a lot more fun that doing laps on my driveway. Here are a couple of pictures of the area.
Tippy ran with me the first lap, but I didn’t see her again until I was finished. This is what I saw when I came through the fence.
Our neighbor had a cow die. He didn’t bury it quite deep enough, so something dug it up and left this bone behind. She has had several others over the last couple of weeks. She enjoys them and they are keeping her teeth clean.
That’s it for now. I have a couple of funny things that have happened over the past year that I will post about soon.
Tippy and I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and have a great rest of the day!