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February 25, 2010

Spring Green

I wasn’t expecting it to be so green today, but when I woke up, the green assailed my eyes. I actually had to squint followed by lots of blinking. Partly, I think I was tired. I had a sleepover last night. Woobie spent the night with us and all night long I was worried about her. I mean you want your friends to be comfortable and all, so I kind of went out of my way to make certain she had everything she needed for a good night’s sleep.

I gave her my bed with the warm blanket. I tucked her in. And I even told her a bedtime story. She seemed to really appreciate it, but she was a little restless, uncertain of exactly where she should rest and worried a bit every time Gretchen got up to pee (which she does a lot during the night!).

So this morning, when the alarm sounded, I think we were both a little befuddled. On top of which, everything was really green. Gretchen says it gets like this time of year, but somehow I don’t remember it being THIS green before.

“It’s all the rain we’ve been having,” Gretchen told me as we headed out on a walk with Woobie. Usually, we walk to school, but today we didn’t go to school first thing in the morning. Nope, we went for a walk and then piled into the car and drove to school. We rarely drive to school, but Gretchen wanted Woobie and me to wait in the car while she taught her class (something about a guest speaker) so therefore we needed the car — or the rolling dog house as I call it!

When she was done teaching, we piled out of the car and headed up to Ollie’s house and wasn’t he ever excited to see us since he rarely gets a chance to play with Woobie. We all headed out down through the park…

…and then down to the water…

…where Woobie looked out at the lake hoping we’d venture down to the shore. Woobie likes to swim more than I do so she was sort of upset that we never got to go in the lake today.

We headed back up the long hill and dropped Ollie off and then drove home where Woobie and I got to take a nap while Gretchen took Rosie out for her walk.

Rosie was full of beans today so Gretchen walked her over to the large field where they practiced playing fetch. Rosie’s really getting the hang of it…she watches for the toss…

…and then pounces on the treat…

…then races back to Gretchen to watch for the next treat…

…and then smiles proudly and happily!

I wonder if Rosie noticed how green it was today?

After Rosie went home, Gretchen picked up Gemma who pulled her all the way to Saber’s house. Boy, those two sure have a love thing going on. They played hard at the tennis courts…

…and then went for a walk up over the hill…

and then up through the pea patch…

…bumping into each other all the way. They didn’t notice how green it was because all they saw were hearts floating in their eyes. Jeez!

After they got dropped off, Gretchen came home, ate some lunch, and then took Woobie and me to the park by the lake! Boy, was it ever green there! I played fetch in the green grass…

…while Woobie ate the green grass…

…and then we posed in the afternoon sun with the green all around us…

…and finally we walked by the lake where Woobie once again looked at the water longingly while I rolled around in the green stuff.

On our way home, we passed the off leash park, but we were both too tired to go in for a romp. Instead, we met Reno who was coming out of the park. We’ve met him before and we were all glad to see each other. He, too, commented on all the green, which was nice because I was beginning to think I was the only one who saw it!

Woobie goes home tonight, which kind of makes me sad. Gretchen asked me if I liked Woobie as much as Monty and I really had to think about it. Finally I said, “I like Woobie in a much more delicate way than I like Monty. With Monty I can throw myself at him and he’ll play with me. With Woobie, I don’t really want to throw myself at her. I’d just rather curl up beside her and sigh deeply.”

Gretchen only smiled, which I’m not sure I completely understand, but then again, I don’t really understand why today was so much greener than yesterday! I still have so much to learn!

Until tomorrow,

Rubin

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