A family member came by for the holidays and brought his dog "Crockett". Unlike my daughter's tiny little fluff ball that only faintly resembles a dog, Crockett is a blue healer that has actually worked on a ranch moving cows around.
Most of my family went to a nearby State Park this morning so the grandkids could splash in the lake despite the horrendous holiday crowds. I decided to stay home in the peace and quiet of the Arctic Fox since I find that more enjoyable than dealing with a bunch of holiday revelers. I guess that's a sign of getting old when you don't want to get out and have fun. But I like to think that I'm older, wiser, and know that happiness and contentment are found within yourself and not necessarily at a place other than where you're at.
I think this cold front that's supposed to be coming through Monday night will be the harbinger of Fall weather to Colorado. And will be the end of the 90° weather we've been having the last few weeks and will kick off the beginning of the leaves changing at the higher altitudes. Fall is my favorite time of year, but it's hard to get in the Fall mood when it's 95° outside, so hopefully, this cold front and the accompanying snow will signal the end of this hot summer weather we've been having and usher in the beginning of Fall.
The first day of our neighborhood school classes start Tuesday morning, and its predicted were going to get 4 inches of snow. I think it would be kind of funny if the first day of school turned out to be a snow day, and all the kids got the day off.
Crockett has boundless energy and will fetch and jump until your too tired to throw his toy anymore. He's not young, but being a working dog he's not an overweight house pet so he acts, and looks, like a dog half his age.
And he's smart enough that when he gets too hot he jumps in the grandkids little wadeing pool and sits in the water for a few minutes, then he's ready to go again.