There were several children in the park when I took the Hammer for her walk today. School's out. My dog ran and greeted each of them with her infectious tongue. "Hammer!" they shrieked before wiping my dog's gob from their face.
One of the kids told me, "I'll go get Snook! She loves to play with the Hammer!" In a few minutes Snook and the Hammer were gobbing all over each, full tilt boogie. The children rolled in the grass, happy.
It was a peaceful time for all of us. Here comes the summer.