As you already know from a previous post, George got a knuckle bone for Children’s Day. Nothing special about that, it’s just a bone. However, this little present saved our weekend. I’ll explain.
In contrast with last weekend’s bad weather, this weekend – Sunday in particular – we had plenty of sunshine and quite a few degrees on the Celsius scale. Too many, according to George. There isn’t much one can do on days like this, except gather up for a garden party with friends and family.
The kids got to splash and play in the paddling pool, whilst the adults got to chill out under an umbrella, with a glass of cold lemonade (or beer!) and, later on, show off their cooking skills in a barbecue contest.
Bot how about George? Normally, George gets bored on days like this. He doesn’t want to go out for his afternoon walk, doesn’t want to play, doesn’t want a cuddle and doesn’t want his food. All his does when he’s too hot is move between full-sun and shady spots every 5 minutes.
However, this weekend was a little different. He still didn’t want to do anything and was his usual awkward self, but at least he had the knuckle bone to work on (which I had the brain wave to freeze it when George abandoned it, back in June). Luckily, this is one giant bone.
In spite of George’s relentless work, I’d say it will last him for a while. Until the end of the summer, probably. Or longer. So bring on the hot weather and garden barbecues. This time we’re all ready.