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Tessa’s Evening Walk

August 20th, 2016


The street and sidewalk pavements were too hot most of the week for walking doggy, so Tessa and I skipped our evening strolls. However, we were able to do our 5:30 am morning four mile jaunts so can’t see we avoided exercise. Despite the over 80 degree morning temperatures and often high humidity, those strolls seemed almost cool because of the heat that soon accompanied the rising sun.

A friend on Facebook commented:

“You make her walk FOUR MILES on those little legs? I guess it’s true, dogs are endlessly forgiving.” 😀

To which I replied:

“You should see her out ahead of me often pausing to look back as if questioning why I’m so slow.”

Saturday evening the pavement surfaces were sufficiently lower in temperature than egg-frying quality, so once again saw us on our shorter mile-long route after the sun dropped behind the mountain. She really looks forward to her walks. As for her thirsty look in the photos, when I offered her some water not much interest was shown. Suspect the mouth open, tongue outstretched look, is practice for a future starring role in a movie…….or something.

Tessa Evening Walk

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Tessa – Watching TV

August 10th, 2016

Watching TV last evening I only saw portions of the video display. My household companion decided that she too wished to watch and chose the vantage point she found best.

Tessa Watching TV

My sister advised that Tessa, a puppy, should be watching Sesame Street.

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Tessa, Still a Puppy

August 4th, 2016
 
          Contessa Le Rouge (“Tessa”) often reminds me of a teenager. Her actions are sometimes willful and show she’s definitely possessed of determination to do things her way. Last week, on the 28th, she was eight months old. Despite her advancing years… oops, it’s months …., and assorted activities, she continually finds time to teach me the things I should know about living with a puppy.

          One of the joys of living with a puppy is the way it brings me closer to nature. Because of her I can honestly say there’s a significant Mother Nature presence in our home. There’s evidence of outdoor nature’s twigs, leaves, branches and, yes – even earth — on the rug. There’s wet evidence of moist nature tracked onto the formerly clean floor tile. There are lots of nature’s leafy foliage scattered around the indoors area where Tessa is allowed to play. Her little doggy doorway to nature outside the residence allows her to see that we never lack for evidence of nature’s presence. Yep – our home is filled with lots of natures joys and there’s no question about nature feeling closer. Oh, did I mention that Tessa has more than a dozen toys – or, in some cases, what’s left of a toy – that receive her attention? The toys and evidences of nature share our habitat as if such were customary and ordinary.

          These observations, when time for contemplation occurs, leave me questioning whether I should have passed up that opportunity to purchase a copy of “Living with a Puppy for Dummies”? Must confess I could benefit from anything it has to say about the nature thing.

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Tessa 1

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