Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Drama of It All....

This is a classic case of dog abuse, especially if you ask Boone. It was a busy morning, and it was already getting muggy and hot. Boone's pool needed to be drained, which takes some time. While that was happening, I worked in the garden and flower beds.

Once it was drained, I obviously did not realize what my immediate priority should be and was off taking pictures of some silly flowers, when I looked over and saw this.....
Obviously this was not a subtle hint...but since I didn't imediately rush over and turn on the hose, more drastic measures were called for.

How can a 140 pound dog look so small and abused? And in case you didn't catch the full effect of the woebegone face...here is a closer view.

Oh my...and here I think he might even be squeezing out a tear...

Fortunately I have a low threshold for sad doggy faces, so I got my act together and got the hose going into his pool....Whew...

Now that is more like it. Cool feets and a happy face. (No, really, this is his happy face....)

And life is good once again.

23 comments:

pinkglitterfae said...

Aww, thanks for a chuckle this morning. It did indeed look like he squeezed out a tear, lol! Smart pup, he knows exactly how to look at you, to get his way :-D

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

I love it! He is an absolute treasure, and I thoroughly enjoy reading about your farm adventures with your furry friends. :)

Shula said...

LOL very subtle hint from Boone. I need to get a small pool for my dogs so they can splash and cool off sometime, what a great idea :)

Journaling Woman said...

If he were any cuter, I'd have to kiss his mug. Oh wait he's already kissed mine- without invitation.

Michelle said...

So funny! Now that my Bordeaux-owning friend has internet connection again, I must forward this post to her.

I need orange said...

That poor little puppy, suffering such abuse!

:-) :-)

phylliso said...

I love him,he has such an expressive face,phylliso

kristi said...

Green is good color for him! My beagles have a blue pool with turtles in it:) What we do for those silly animals!

Vicki Lane said...

Completely hilarious! I love that dog!

Nancy K. said...

Oh, Tammy ~

I think you just made my summer!

;-)

Angie said...

Tammy, he is so cute! Yeah, he would of turned my heart to mush that's for sure! Poor baby...ha!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I love Boone stories!!! This one is classic :-D

Wrensong Farm said...

Too Funny! I love that look Boone is giving you....:) All my dogs love their kiddie swimming pools. :)

Christine said...

LOL, love that happy face.

Kathy said...

ROFL!!!!
That Boone is a real character. But does he let any other oh-so-hot-and-weary-female-type-dogs in to share his pool?

BeadedTail said...

Boone is so cute! He had such a sad face when his pool was empty. So glad you saved the day!

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Pat in east TN said...

I got a good laugh over Boone and his pool problems! Glad he's happy again!

Kim said...

He is so "doggone" cute! With a face that persuasive, I'm surprised you were able to keep yourself from digging him an inground pool, complete with dog floatie and shaded pergola! :)

sheila said...

That might be the best blog post I've seen in a long while...thanks for the laugh!

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AJ-OAKS said...

That was great! Boone's facial expressions says everything. He is so very handsome. And he looks good in green! :)

Tammy said...

Glad you all enjoyed the Boone. He is a mess for sure, but with that face, everything is just too funny. Thanks for stopping by pinkglitter---looove your paintings on your blog. Very nice. Kathy---Ashley would rather not wade, thank-you-very-much--but does use it as a large water bowl (Yuck). Hmmmm...Kim, don't give them any ideas!
Tammy