Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
With Sam's Momma still on her training trip (or vacation, judging from the reports we've been getting), it's been up to Sam and me to make sure the horses are all fed and watered each day.
Usually Sam stays home and prods me to get busy, but it seemed somewhat cooler this morning so I took him along. He inspected the entire area, chased the cat, marked a few spots he had neglected the last time, and generally enjoyed himself immensely just doing the dog thing.
Even though it was still hot for that time of the day, we decided to play a little catch before it hit three digit temps; which happens about 9:00am these days.
"Quit teasing, and throw it!"
"I'll get it!"
"Huff, huff, huff..."
"Hoo-boy, I gotta get in better shape..."
"Lemme just rest here for a minute."
"Are you kidding? Again?"
"OK, one more time!"
"C'mon, hurry up! I want to get back in the truck!"
"Oh yeah, that feels good...crank the AC alllll the way up."