Sunday, May 27, 2012

Life is worth living once more!

Today life became worth living again.   It was a long, cold and boring winter, but now summer is here.    Today they opened the swimming pool for swimming.    They uncovered it a week ago, but apparently some dog ran across the pool cover when it was frozen and their paws punched holes in the winter pool cover.   When they took off the pool cover, all of the dirt drained into the pool.   They examined paws and tried to match the paws to holes in the cover, but so far no charges have been brought against any guilty dog.  The pool was a little dark and dirty looking.   We did not mind, but they still would not let us in the pool until they had something called "chemicals balanced" in it.   Today we were given the word to jump in, and we did.

 The pool water is still green and dirty, but only people care about that.  Piper, Molly and I enjoyed the first swim of the season.    As always, Emma and Bella, the queens, stayed on the bank.   They are more concerned about keeping their hair and collars dry.    We are still working on when we are allowed in the pool, something about not being allowed in the living room and in the pool in the same few minutes.     Being dried off is fun, piper learned to come out of the pool, get toweled off, then jump back in so she could get toweled again.   It took along time before the tall ones could go to lunch, it seems that the dry dogs kept getting wet again.

The tall one is busy in the basement most of the day.   He has dozens of tanks of tropical fish, rare, endangered and extinct, and now several fish that were recently collected and have not yet been identified or named.   It turns out that once a certain number of each rare fish is available, then they can be offered for sale.   Because they are so rare, they sell for lots of money, but only after a breeding population is available.  Several different species have reached the trigger point and he is busy working on a web page to market these fish, so he won't let me have the computer to blog.     But if anyone wants an aquarium of "extinct" fish, we know where they can get them.   Meanwhile, he sells some of the more common ones to the local pet stores.  

Since dogs are not allowed in the basement, we can't even swim in the fish tanks.  We are not even allowed in the koi pond, its all a waste from our view.    But we are allowed in the swimming pool, so life is good once again.

We will use Memorial day to remember our service men and women, thank you for our liberty and our freedom.

Mogley G. Retriever