Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Must be spring


One blissed-out dirty dog.

After an early morning of harassing wildlife in the swamp, Jasmine took a nap in the backyard shade.

My husband, getting into the Blogger spirit of things, took this picture while I was in the shower. Jasmine lies like this when she wants her belly rubbed, but we'd never seen her sleep like that.

15 comments:

Jean said...

Oooh, I wanna be Jasmine!

Hick said...

Makes me want to scratch her belly. Oddly enough my Jazz was lying in the sun like that yesterday and I tried to get a picture of her, but she jumped up and ran after a deer or turkey or something. What a good dog.

Eva said...

Doesn't that just epitomize bliss?

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's one content dog. What a lucky girl.

shannon said...

Many a summer day finds Harriosn in just that position - usually just as muddy. I think we'll be seeing him "lounging by the pool" often this year - hey, at least the water's less muddy then the swamp out back!

Rurality said...

She's a sweetie, isn't she?! She is pretty easily amused too. "Gimme that stick" and "gimme that ball" are her two favorite games.

Shannon - just as long as there aren't muddy dogs lounging IN your pool, it's probably ok, LOL.

Magazine Man said...

This week, I really really wish I was living a dog's life. I would lie around like that pretty much all day...

Maktaaq said...

I thought she was a sloth at first!

Amy said...

What a dog! Perhaps she was dreaming of having her belly rubbed....

happyandblue2 said...

What a great looking dog..

John Hubbard said...

haha, I thought it was a bear.

Yall have some mighty green grass for April, by the way.

Rurality said...

MM, you'd have to get up to chase a rabbit every now and then. So it's practically the same, right?

Maktaaq, she does act rather sloth-like at times, especially in the summer. She gets so hot under all that fur. Hubby says we might try to trim her this year.

Amy, you are probably right!

Bamacrat, she's almost that big. Oh and the grass... well it's actually mostly weeds. :) It's almost time to get out and mow the weeds now.

Thanks H&B and everybody else.

Lin B said...

We had a Pyr when we lived in Atlanta, and people constantly asked us why we didn't shave him in the summer. But all the Pyr literature says NEVER shave a Pyr. Nothing ever explained fully why not. As I recall, some said the uncovered skin would be damaged by the sun; some said the white fur actually reflects heat and keeps them cooler - like those long white robes Arabs wear in the desert, I guess.
But maybe if you could just trim it shorter, rather than shaving close to the skin, it couldn't hurt. I want to see a picture of that, if you do it.

Rurality said...

Hi Lin,

Yep I've read that too, about not shaving a Pyr. (I think sunburn is the main problem.) But when we ran into Logan and his owner said she'd trimmed his hair, we thought we might give that a try.

She is SO hot in the summer. And right now I'm having a bad time trying to get all the mats out of her fur. She is shedding like crazy and it won't stop raining... so, matted dog.

Rhodent said...

Looks like a great dog! Super picture!