Murphy enjoying the mud
This may come as a surprise to you, but there is rain in the forecast. It is raining as I type this and my ferns are happy. I am not complaining, I understand the importance of rain, most especially to the farmers of this area. Their livelihood often depends on sufficient rainfall. Rainfall is important to all of us, no matter what our jobs are.
The dog days of summer have begun and Southerners, especially those of us here in the middle/south Georgia area, know all about those dreadfully hot and uncomfortable days. This year has been different, and again I am not complaining. The lack of 100 degree and above temperatures does not bother me in the least; as a matter of fact I have enjoyed and appreciated it!
My ducks have appreciated the rain. They would probably dance if they knew how, and no I don’t plan to teach them to dance. This made me wonder about this year’s dog days; perhaps we should consider calling them duck days instead. My ducks would approve of that.
Murphy and Burt have enjoyed every rainy day. Their pool is full, their baths are long and drawn out, and the water temperature is just right. There is much happiness in the duck pen these days. Gertie goose is happy also. She is happy to play in the rain as well. I enjoy hearing their happy sounds when it rains.
Are they talking to each other and what are they saying? Could they be telling each other how happy they are to see the rain? Are they happy because they can play in the mud and then take a bath? Maybe they are laughing at our ridiculous cat Boll Weevil because he sits in the rain getting soaking wet, or are they laughing at our cat Spud because he doesn’t like to get wet. I will probably never know what these three are saying to each other, but it is fun to imagine.
It is my suspicion that should the meteorologist forecast something different, he would have some explaining to do. Gertie would have a few things to say or pinch to him. It is easy to imagine the conversation that these three would have then. For now, we will enjoy or endure, depending on your view, the duck days of summer, and appreciate the benefits of those duck days.