Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pips and the Package

So, last week Dr Mike posted a pic of a birthday gift from Phog to Pippin. I honestly thought it was a joke, until yesterday when a package from Phog to Pippin arrived on our porch.

I think he had stared at it all day through the window because he sort of knew it was his. As soon as I opened the box up he was practically inside it!

We opened his card (which he looooved)

And then it was present time........

I had a nearly impossible time getting it away from him to cut the tag off!!

Obviously this toy is a huge hit with Pippin!! This is the "before" of the toy I posted pics of a few weeks ago. For now he has abandoned the old "string" in favor of working this one intro shreds and getting those offensive squeakers out! It's made of firehouses so hopefully if we ever do have a fire he won't attack the hose! Anyway, much love to Phog from Pips for his b-day toy!!

In other news, Saturday is the big ride! We're doing the 31 mile option of the Ride Across Wilson County (one of our 'burbs). I don't think the ride concerns me as much as the heat. Today it was 106 degrees. Yesterday was 104. We're having the hottest August in history for us. We've had over 21 straight days of 90+ temps, and something like 11 of the last 12 days have been over 100 degrees. That other day it was 99. It's just unbearable, when the wind blows it literally feels like someone is flashing the oven door in your face, and I honestly don't remember the last time we had rain. Seriously. It may have been around July 4th? Our yard is nothing but dust and I don't even want to talk about our garden, it makes me so sad. Pippin doesn't even like to play outside now, and sometimes he refuses to go out - like he does in the winter or when it's raining! Right now, at 10:16 pm it's still 93. The ride starts at 7:30, and it's going to be hot. We were actually hotter than Phoenix and Vegas today! So, the plan is just to take it slow and easy and do what we can. It's not a race so we might as well just have fun and take our time!

Oh well, time for bed! Have a great weekend everyone!!



At 12:09 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Ha, that's cute with Pippin - what a wonder dog! Have fun with your bike ride, drink lots.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

awwe I love Pippin. He's too cute! Have a great bike ride! At least you aren't running 31 miles in 106 degree weather!

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

How cute!


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