Monday, September 3, 2012
Today Has Gone By Really Slow
To show how smart Hiker is...When I bake something in the oven and the timer goes off, she always jumps up and runs into the kitchen when I get up to go get whatever I had in the oven out. Yesterday I was baking some pumpkin bread. I took it out a little early because it was done and I did not turn off the timer. I went back and sat on the sofa. About 3 minutes later, the timer buzzed and Hiker jumped up and ran into the kitchen. I didn't follow her. She was barking in the kitchen and then came and looked at me on the sofa and barked at me, then she ran back into the kitchen. I finally got up to see what she was doing and she was sitting next to the oven looking up at me. When I asked her what she wanted, she actually pawed at the stove. I think she was telling me the timer had gone off and that whatever I was cooking was ready. I showed her that I had already taken the pumpkin bread out of the oven, then she went back into the other room and settled down. Maybe it's all just my imagination but.....
Hiker and I went on our dog-walk with Jean and her dogs this morning, plus she had two other dogs that she is watching for friends. The morning was “Fall-like” again. While we were sitting on my patio after the walk, a helicopter flew over my house 3 or 4 times. He was like “buzzing” my house and he was only about 100 feet up. We could see the pilot very clearly. It was not a sheriff's copter. It had no markings on it at all. Don't know what the heck he was doing. After the final “buzz” over my house, he just flew away. This happened a few weeks ago when my brother Keith was here but that was a sheriff's copter and it was not as low as this one was. Got into the low 90's today but also got some humidity clouds so it actually felt cooler. I was able to leave the A/C off again most of the day and just have the fans on and the sliding door open.