Slept in this morning. I had let Hiker out around 6 am and she came back in an crawled into bed with me. I told her I was going to sleep until around 8 am and then I feel back to sleep. Suddenly I heard Hiker whimpering and she was “pawing” me, so I opened my eyes and looked at the clock and it was 8:02 am. Who needs an alarm clock? Before lunch, I took Hiker out for a walk. I usually take her after lunch, but I find it is easier to walk when I'm not full of food. It was sunny with a little haze and in the high 60s so we are back to our “normal” temperature for this time of year. Now if we would just get some rain. They had said some rain was heading our way by next week but now they say it's not coming. We are so dry here that the state is starting to worry about drinking water. Hiker is such a smart girl. I have a huge ottoman that came with my chaise sofa. I have it near my sliding door and I have a towel on it so Hiker can get up there and sleep if she wants. Her three chew bones were lying on the towel. She wanted one of them, so she pawed at the towel, knowing that she could pull the bones closer to her by doing that and picked the one she wanted and took it off the ottoman to chew on it. I swear she is more human than dog.