We only have two carpeted rooms in our house, and one of them is our master bedroom. That of course is the room where the two humans and two dogs all hunker down every night. On those weekend mornings where we sleep in to a whopping 7:00 Kassa and Ricky are up and ready for action. I have enjoyed watching the two boys grow closer together. Although space is somewhat limited, the boys take full advantage of the carpeted surface by alternating throwing their 70+lb bodies as fast as they can in chase of bouncing kongs. One hunts while the other watches with interest or tries to use his cold nose to prompt his food source out of bed.
Now I must say, compared to the past, tax software makes the whole process pretty simple. It imports the previous years returns and leads you through all your form entry in a timely fashion. In fact it is not really the process that I dread so much, rather it is the answer the process generates. This year was no less painful than previous ones. The software likes to give you a heart attack by displaying the amount owed as you go and of course the deductions and credits come late in the process. As I massaged the software two o'clock rolled around. Rain, sleet or hail, this day of all days was going to involve some grey play. We hopped in the cars and zipped the dogs over to the nearby football field. Kassa and Ricky brought the total to nine dogs. They had a fantastic time. There was a good sized mud puddle and most of the dogs took turns getting the spa treatment. Ricky had fun chasing anything that would move including the humans. The dogs all played well together thundering up and down the field. They also got on well with Maggie, the honorary greyhound of the day.
Our play time ended and we rounded up Kassa, who somehow remained impeccably clean, and Ricky who some how managed to completely coat his legs and rear in a thick layer of mud. Once home Ricky went into the bath and I went on two finish up my tax submission. Although nothing changed, somehow it was a lot less painful.
PS: I know I owe people a stylish blogger award post. I'll get there. I haven't forgotten. :)