Well Amigos, Pretty headed to the Upstate yesterday to visit her family while the old woman Slow stayed home. We usually all take that little adventure together, but TBO Chelsea was supposedly not well enough for travel so The Red Man and Squirrel Chaser Spike stayed at Casa de Canterbury with Slow and TBOC. Boring. Super boring.

Two weeks ago we were practically swimming in the backyard from the Flood of Fifteen, but yesterday the sun was shining, the birds were singing – all was right with the world. Plus, it wasn’t too hot or too cold. Slow opened the windows and doors downstairs and had ESPN Game Day on TV while we watched from the bleacher seats in our living room as the ol’ Bald Coach Spurrier played dress-up with Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit and the ESPN gang. When that was over, we all wandered outdoors.

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Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea relaxed in dirt

behind new flowers

Chelsea in Spike's Space-001

Then she moved to a place Spike had just finished digging

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Hey, what’s up? Spike said. I just dug that hole for myself

(one of many, I thought)

Chelsea and Spike at play 9-002

I get special treatment because I’m sick – Chelsea said

(uh, oh. The Red Man smelled trouble)

Chelsea and Spike at play 4-001

Not so fast, my friend! Spike told her

(Spike thinks Coach Corso is a riot)

Chelsea and Spike at play 5-001

Let’s play! He said to Chelsea…and she did

Chelsea and Spike at play 2-001

Seriously? Somebody stop her…she’s supposed to be sick

Chelsea and Spike at play-001

Enter The Red Man a/k/a Fun Patrol

it’s a dirty job, but somebody had to do it

Chelsea and Spike at Play 13

Order restored

Chelsea and Spike at play 10

My work was done

Get me outta here, Percy…it’s hard to monitor Fun in a family that loves to play together…I need a refreshing beverage.