Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day

Whew! Today has been very busy my friends! This weekend is a holiday here in the United States. It's Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time we remember the soliders who fought and died to protect us. It's also the start to summer vacations, so people like to grill and play at the pool. I don't understand those weirdos getting into water WILLINGLY!

Speaking of water, I helped Mom and Dad wash Dad's car today. Sometimes they aimed the hose over me and let the water rain down to help keep me cool because it was H-O-T hot!

This is me supervising in the yard.

Dad doing the hard stuff. Mom did a little, too.

Mom took great care to fill up a water bowl for me and even put a couple of ice cubes in it. I ended up dumping most of it with my leash! Excuse Mom's finger. She's fired as a photographer.

Finally I decided the coolest place away from the water was under Mom's car.

Since the doors were open, I thought we were going somewhere, so I hopped right in! I was so disappointed when all we did was go back inside.

One more note about Memorial Day: Not only do we remember those who died, but those who fought and were hurt, either physically of emotionally. Mom has a friend from home who was hit with an IED while in Afghanistan or Iraq (she can't quite remember), and is still suffering from PTSD. Also, a friend of a friend was hurt just last week by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. 13 members of his group died and he has lots of broken bones. Be sure to check out The Wounded Warrior Project and see how you can help. We puppy dogs are often helpers for recovering soldiers!

I hope everyone has a good long weekend. I'll enjoy having my people home an extra day. I just hope we won't be a busy as we were today!


  1. Mister, I'm impressed by your sensitivity to the suffering of others. Good dog!

  2. Our daddy is a veteran, and we're happy you are honoring memorial day. :-D