Another Torso Boy prediction bites the dust…

I suggested early on that TB might be unhappy about coming home by the end of our stay here, because once upon a halcyon time he had a fenced yard in which he could safely cavort to his stunted little heart’s content.

Hah! I neglected to consider that the yard was in Wyoming.


It’s a hair after noon, the temperature is comfortably in three figures…


And the precious little snowflake is refusing to leave the air-conditioned interior unless forced outside by hydraulic pressure.

This may be my fault – like all things – because I think he hurt his paws on the asphalt and gravel our first full day here. The leashed walkies taking in the neighborhood may not have been the best possible idea.

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9 Responses to Another Torso Boy prediction bites the dust…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why is the patio fenced in half?

  2. Joel says:

    To make it dog-proof for TB. The front gate is wrought-iron and he could walk right through it. Turns out to have been wasted effort so far.

  3. Ben says:

    As to the sore paws thing, the rule of thumb is that if a pavement to too hot for you to walk barefoot, the same applies to your dog. That said, I imagine that townie dogs develop calluses, (and strategies) that allow them mobility in hot sunny weather.

  4. Zelda says:

    You haven’t mentioned a very important thing: are you packing or completely at the mercy of the natives when you venture out on the streets?

  5. Kentucky says:

    Along the same lines as Zelda’s query . . . what kind of neighborhood are you in and how’s the general surrounding area?

  6. Mike says:

    The “precious little snowflake” is wearing a fur coat and outside it’s three digit temperatures, he ain’t stupid. :^)

  7. Timbotoo says:

    Can you hose down the yard to cool it off a bit?

  8. Mark Matis says:

    Did you bring the juniper with you?

    If not, why do you expect him to whiz on unfamiliar territory???

To the stake with the heretic!