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A Change of Pace!

21 Aug

When I first started this blog thing, I assumed I would write a lot about my best pal, Earnest Phred. But I really haven’t other than a mention here and there. So today, instead of telling you about my awesome run Tuesday, let’s change things up a little. Cause this happened, and it was cute

As I was lacing up to get my 45 minutes in, I heard some shuffling outside of my front door and when I headed out, this fell onto the floor


Re-enactment of the note dropping, complete with toes!

Hm…I am learning that my neighbor kids are quite entrepreneurial this summer!

I headed out to take Phred for his walk after scrounging up 5 dollars cash money – I figured he could use a little freshening up and …hey, the kids need some encouragement! They had set up a little card table right along the walking path that goes through my ‘hood, with the bandanas neatly laid out and the pitcher of Kool-Aid. For the humans. And I’m bummed I didn’t take a picture of it. But trust me. Cute!! The girls had even made name-tags for themselves! Again, bummed about no picture.

While I was talking to one of the moms, a family came over with their gorgeous Ruby – who had no idea what was in store but she was pretty happy to see all the kids and a couple of other dogs! Until she saw the pool.


Ruby getting cleaned up

Phred, meanwhile, decided he wanted to watch the show…


Ain’t NOBODY got time for a kiddie pool

Eventually I got him moving and we went on our walk and when we got back to the girls they had developed a new system that did not involve putting the dogs in the pool!!




A then picked out a green bandana for Phred and he just trotted off, ignoring the treat they had offered him (much as I expected he would!). Then he TORE towards his own backyard – not captured on camera because it was unexpected!! And he’s a fast little bugger when he wants to be!!


Little did I know that nano-seconds after this was taken that the leash would almost be torn out of my hand when he took off to home!!

I really hope these girls decide to do something like this again next summer — they really did a great job of putting it together. Apparently boredom got the best of them Tuesday afternoon and they set this up in a couple of hours. And I’m thinking they washed quite a few dogs!!

And Phred certainly was content!!



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