Hank’s Summer

For Hank, summer days run something like this: wake, yell, eat, burp, pee, poo, scratch, sniff, yell, sniff, yell, swim, swim, shake, sniff, roll, roll, sniff, swim, swim, shake, yell, roll, roll, scratch, pee, yell, eat, yell, pee, yell, yell, sleep. Which brings us to the evening part of our program, whereupon Hank vigorously reenacts the day in his dreams, preparing to begin afresh the following morning.

Here’s what it looks like:

Find the biggest stick. Check. | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Find improbably-sized stick and retrieve. Check.

It is not too big. It is not. | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Roll around. Check. Insist that stick is not too large to play with. It is not. Prepare to yell.

There it is | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Ah, there it is. Nice yelling, Hank. Check.

Peach Pie for Hank| ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Lapse into reverie for just a moment; think about that marvelous peach pie at home.

Good dog, Hank | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Yes, and that stick is still too big, Hank.

What. | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Yell more. Swim more. Roll around a whole bunch. Get innocent passersby wet and sandy. Check, check, checkity-check, check.

What? | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Clean up a bit, look suave. Wonder why Cap’s pulling a goofy face. Wonder why Cap’s pulling the “I smell bacon” face, in particular. Remember that Cap’s a little goofy. Big check.

Hank's Pie Face | ©2013 HouseofHank.me

Pull your own face. Head home for pie. Good dog, Hank!
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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Annie Dillard

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4 Responses to Hank’s Summer

  1. joncrispin says:

    If Hank is eating so well (peach pies!), how is it that he maintains that slim and trim figure? He must have a great metabolism and of course playing with big sticks helps. / I would do almost anything for a slice of that pie. Thanks for a great post, Hank.

  2. Hank. says:

    Thanks, Jon! Well, don’t let this get out but Hank is something of a supermodel. He can really pack away the pie! Good thing he’s pretty down-to-earth or he’d be impossible to live with.

  3. Jo Woolf says:

    Hank, I hope you slept well after all that! Are you crossing the Atlantic with that stick (in the first photo) or possibly re-enacting that scene from ‘Titanic’?

  4. Hank. says:

    Ha! Believe it or not, this is a rather smallish stick compared to the logs–yes, logs!–Hank has fetched from our Salish Sea.

    When he was a mere pup, he towed in a good 15-footer from the surf, grabbing hold of a stray wee branch and hauling that monster completely up on to the beach. It was impressive, but Hank’s just that stubborn. Of course, he then refused to go after anything else but that log, and I think we can all agree that a 15 foot log is not a throw toy. He just stood by it and yelled and yelled and yelled. I think he finally got hungry and we were able to leave the area, but not after a great deal of hubbub.

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