Summer has arrived. With it has come the heat and the bugs, the sunscreen and the dorky wide-brimmed hats. And the glorious long evenings. Dunc and Des are putting them to good use.
Since Desmond was a fall baby, and missed last summer’s heat, I’ve been slowly introducing him to water. After an inaugural run through the sprinklers, Des, following puppy tradition, quickly found the nearest towel to dry off with. Too bad the towel was in the form of my shirt, and I was wearing it at the time. That was refreshing!
Is there nothing better than a good roll in the wet grass?
The Double D’s love a good game of fetch. Several months ago, I observed that Desmond, while full of unbridled initiative at trying to catch a thrown ball, lacks a little something in the accuracy department. While he’s certainly breaking free of the earth’s gravitational field while launching himself into orbit, he’s still not entering the same solar system as the ball he’s aiming at. Duncan, who just earned his 8th degree black belt in catching is not fooled by the acrobatic insanity of his baby brother.
In the meantime, Duncan and I have some pretty exciting times in our near future. Twenty six points now stand between us and our MACH, with our next trial swiftly approaching. I feel so honored to have this brilliant little boy as my teammate and teacher, who has taught me boatloads along the way. Thank you, Super D.