Sunday, June 22, 2008

Water + Dirt = Mud

We're going to give the moniker Desert Boy a try. If you like it, or if you don't, leave a comment and let me know. Anyway, to make this post sound intelligent, I'll say that we were beginning chemistry lessons with Desert Boy, trying to teach him what happens when you mix water and dirt. In reality, Desert Boy just loves water, and goes wherever he can find it, including Henry's water dish.
Desert Boy thinks he's helping Henry get a drink of water. At least that's what I think at first. Then I realize he's trying to tip the pot while Henry is drinking.
Henry backs off and Desert Boy starts jiggling the handle, watching the waves in the pot. I know that this stage won't last long.
Sure enough, it doesn't. He's got to get his hand in there and start splashing. I have to go and move a hose by the garden. It's only about 20 feet away. It only takes me about two minutes to move. But by the time I get back...
Desert Boy has dumped the pot with water, is potching in the mud, has gotten his clothes all dirty, and Henry is taking off with the pot. At least Henry hasn't tackled Desert Boy in the mud. This time.

4 comments:

Sylvia said...

I like Desert Boy. Or High Desert Boy, but that's more writing. A really cute and characteristic sequence for dog and boy, water and dirt. We called Desert Boy's uncle our Hydrologist during his toddlerhood.

Sylvia said...

What a patient, smart dog Henry is...

Anonymous said...

Henry is getting big.
d/b

Anonymous said...

I don't know why Desert Boy wants to dump water on Henry. I like Desert Boy.
Karla A.

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