Yesterday was a glorious day. The high was 86* and the sun was shining and the geese were beginning their flights back to the Great White North.
Weather in Texas is only constant in the Summer. In the Winter, it’s a crap shoot.
Early this morning, I awoke to the sounds of the wind rustling the trees and the screens, which meant a cool front was moving through (it’s a cold front for us when the temperature drops to the 60’s, but for my readers northward, I will just stick with “cool”). Anyway, I get up and begin my rounds of coffee-making, kid-waking, and garbage-gathering, when I hear the wind topple something outside. And that meant the dogs had to bark at it.
WOOF YAP WOOF YAP YAP!!
YAP WOOF YAP YAP WOOF!!
That’s what you and I would hear.
This is what it translates to:
SOMETHING FELL OUTSIDE!
YOU SHOULD CHECK IT.
I go over to the backdoor and open it, so they can go make sure things are fine (it was a chair that was blown over). And what do they do?
They stand away from the door, and look up at me as if to say, “MOM, OUR JOB IS TO WARN YOU. YOUR JOB IS TO TAKE CARE OF WHATEVER IS OUT THERE.”
They may not be the greatest guard dogs, but they keep us happy 🙂