The sun rules Texas skies on most days and we have to watch the bulldogs with special care during hot weather. This year, thus far, spring has been cool and kind. Summer is lurking though – in wet years, as heavy as a hot, damp blanket; in dry ones, a blasting breath like the opening of an oven door.
So while the temperatures remain reasonable, the bulldogs take advantage and sunbathe. Or cloud bathe, as they have done today.
Doodlebug never slows down long enough to soak up steady rays. He gets his on the run.
Stella is more interested in getting back inside to make sure her bed is still there. She does not do the sunbath thing like everyone else. “Why sit in the sun we are always trying to avoid?” Stella is a pragmatist.
The skies have been clouded over for the past few days – an odd gray canopy. They broke this afternoon, too late for the sun to stream into the backyard, but the bulldogs don’t seem to mind. The sun is still shining, even if it isn’t beaming on them.
The clouds will return tonight, they tell us, along with storms that promise to be loud. About midnight, they tell us. I pray that we’ll all be able to get some sleep. I know people who sleep through storms. I’ve slept through a few myself.
Just now, the sun is shining. And the bulldogs are happy. And so am I.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1 KJV
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