Today, Jamie officially opened his swimming pool. His friend Paul came over with his mom, Donna. I have to say, I was on my best, “company” behavior and was rewarded with lots of petting and treats! I hardly jumped on anybody. Laurel is going to be proud tomorrow.
For the first part of the afternoon, I stayed near the pool and kept a close eye on the boys while they splashed around and made lots of noise. At first, I was uneasy, but gradually I realized they were safe and could handle things OK. Mom said I looked like “Maggie the Lifeguard” watching them, and all I needed was a whistle around my neck and sunblock on my nose to complete the picture.
Once I figured out that the kids were doing fine, I decided to take a break from the heat myself. Mom had popped up a big umbrella, and Donna unfolded some lawn chairs, so I trotted over to the shady spot between them. I lay down so that I was halfway under Mom’s chair, and she could reach down and rub my belly, and I slept like that for the rest of the afternoon. This swimming pool stuff may not be such a bad thing! I think I kind of like it.