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Friday, June 25, 2010

I Seize The Moment And Almost Kill Myself

Summer is at its peak here in Oklahoma. Hotter than blazes, you might say, and it isn't a "dry heat" as some areas have. Nope, very humid here. Not much fun being outside when it makes us huff and puff hard. Much cooler to stay indoors on the tile floor. Boring, but cooler.

The other day Mom turned us outside for a break. While Cap and Glynn tended to their own business, I slipped around behind the shed. I had a nice hole going there, out of eyesight of The Family, kind of my own little secret. I shinnied under the fence went exploring. There I was, running like the wind and sniffing all over the place, when suddenly I didn't feel so good. I had overdone it in the summer sun, gave myself a heat stroke. Talk about the phrase "sicker than a dog", well that was me all over. Literally. Just about did myself in before The Family located me and drove me home in the pickup. I was a hurtin' cowboy, believe me. The next day I was so stiff and sore I could barely move around. Took a few more days to get my bounce back. I may have to rethink the summertime escapades. Wasn't hardly worth it that time.


On a brighter note, here's what we found early one morning on one of our more sedate (translate boring) walkies. It's a newborn calf, and she wasn't too very much bigger than me and Glynn put together. Mama Cow was snorting in my hip pocket, though, so I couldn't stay and talk long. Don't know what her problem was, I was just looking. I plan to go back and spend a little more time playing later when she gets her land legs under her.
~Tell

22 comments:

pam said...

Tell you musn't go 'splorin on these hottest days. Dog days of summer will kill ye mate.

Cutey new friend you've got there.

Bobo and Meja

Böbe said...

I'm glad you are okay now, but next time you go out when it is hot, don't forget to take along your sunglasses and straw hat and some sun cream.

I also like making friends with non human, non doggie creatures!

Love
Böbe

Maggie and Mitch said...

Be careful going off and exploring in this heat, Tell, It's just too darn hot! We're glad you're okay!
What a cute calf!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

TELL!!!! OMD...you could have keeled over you dear boy...now I know all about the terrier diggin' obsession...I suffer from it myself, but you need to wait till it's cooler!!! Thank dog your family found ya and cooled you down....

I feel faint just thinkin' about it....

OH MY...

That calf is totally adorable...watch out for the mama!!

Relieved kisses,

Laciegirlie

天花天花 said...

認清問題就等於已經解決了一半的問題。.................................................................

George the Lad said...

So gald they found you, I bet they were worried sick. I don't always paid to go out by yourself.
Keep drinking the water.
See Yea George xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

We have decided that we thought we were pretty good hole diggers but you WIN THE PRIZE!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!(except the getting sick part....) at least you are not here..take your heat and add icckky humidity and you have a pretty yucky day!!! Love A+A PS that calf kid looks like fun..

Bouncing Bertie said...

Heatstroke! Oh Tell, I think I am going to invite all my blogging friends who live in hot places to come to a big old party here in Scotland, where you can run around all you like outdoors all Summer and never overheat!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS Well done for seizing the moment though. A good approach to life, I feel, even given the occasional mishap.

Eric said...

Jeepers Tell. That's a scary tale of yours. Thank dog your leggeds found you in time. Please. Don't ever do that again.Ok? And take Bertie up on his offer. I'll wag up to meet you and you can teach me to dig. I don't do it. Evere. Think I'm missing a pair of jeans or something?

Wiry love Eric xx

懿綺懿綺 said...

還是喜歡這裡-支持你..................................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

快樂與滿足的秘訣,就在全心全意投注於現在的每一分,每一秒上..................................................

吳婷婷 said...

要經常發表文章 最愛你了呦...............................................................

雁卉 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

冠宇 said...

每日都有新日光,每日都有新希望。.......................................................

Penny and Patches said...

OMD! Tell, you just can't go 'sploring by yourself when it's that hot! We know an Airedale in North Carolina that nearly died because he got his collar caught on the doggie door. It's no telling how long he had been there when his mom got home from work. She rushed him to the vet and he's okay now, but that is a miracle! He was unconscious when his mom found him.

We're really glad you are okay! What a cute baby cow!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

青卉 said...

這麼好的blog不回應怎麼行咧!............................................................

淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

錢靜怡錢靜怡錢靜怡 said...

獲益不少,謝謝分享!............................................................

DaniloM_W志竹olff0615 said...

Learning makes life sweet.

瓊夏富 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。..................................................

Inky and Molly said...

Oh Tellie boy. You're doing us proud. But please, don't overdo it. Mind you, we don't know when nuf's'nuff either...

柏鈺苓俐 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。............................................................