Baby it’s hot outside…

Well, heeeello June! And I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised. You’re hot! And sunny! You’re hot and sunny all at the same time, and now that I’ve said that I just know you’re going to pour down for the rest of the month, but today? Hot like whoa. Love you, June!

One of the things I love most about working from home is the fact that on days like today I can just switch on the answerphone and head to the hills. This is what I decided to do this morning: just me, Rubin, and about forty schoolchildren all out enjoying the beauty of nature . The problem with this, though? Well, I pretty much underestimated the weather. And also: Rubin. Specifically the fact that Rubin:

a) is very small
b) travelled at last ten miles further than me on account of that whole “crazy” thing he’s got going on
c) was wearing a fur coat at the time

It all went swimmingly right up until the point where we headed for home. Rubin was happily hysterical, I was basking in the rosy glow of it being Friday and sunny, and everything was just peachy. Then we exited the park and Rubin just lay down on his belly, looked up at me and was all, “You expect me to walk home now, what, are you crazy?”

It had to be done, people. I picked him up and carried him. Now, I only managed to carry him for two minutes at most until he spotted a lampost and wanted down to pee on it, but those two minutes? Humiliating. Humiliating for the most part because Rubin:

d) is a Bichon Frise.

Bichon Frise = a little, white, fluffy dog. And while it has to be said that Rubin’s not so much with the “fluffy” (or, indeed, with the “white” most days. You try keeping a dog clean when it lists its main hobbies as “digging” and “peeing”.) it also has to be said that I looked like some kind of Paris Hilton wannabe, trotting along with my little white purse dog and my pink mobile phone holder. I could practically hear the people in the cars passing by, hating me.

Anyway. We’re home now, and if that was summer, well, I guess we’ve had it. Good while it lasted, though…

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  • But more importantly, is that “about” picture new? is it really you? Did my browser just miss that before?

    June 3, 2006
  • Yup, that be me! New to this blog because I didn’t have the “show my picture” thingy enabled, but unfortunately not new new – I think it’s about a year old…

    June 3, 2006
  • It probably didn’t look that bad – and he’s absolutley gorgeous so its ok.

    Its nowhere near as embarassing as the man I saw recently in jogging gear carrying his Westie. You can never respect a man with a small dog.

    June 3, 2006