Saturday, June 28, 2008

Animals or Humans: Who's Smarter?

On a very hot summer’s day, companion animals....

Lie on the cool kitchen floor, directly in front of a fan



Sit in the pool in the shade of an umbrella



Take a looong cooool drink of water



Make like an ostrich and shut out the world



Find a soft bed of straw amidst lots of green foliage



Play in the dirt with their brothers while mom sleeps nearby



Show curiousity about cool things



Make themselves a grass skirt



Walk among the daisies



Treat themselves to a mud bath and then have a snack



Chill out with their friends



Sit in cool water and chomp on a straw



Find the coolest, dampest, yummiest section of pasture and lie down for a belly rub



Have an afternoon nap in a favourite chair.....



Or a favourite bed:



Sit under a tree



Lose themselves in work they enjoy



Or take a leisurely, solitary stroll



But people? People, on the other hand....

Wrestle with heavy, rusty metal farm stuff, grind it apart to cram it all into the car, and haul it off to the recycling bins at the hot, smelly dump;

Haul uncooperative hoses around in the hot, dry pig yard filling water bowls and pools and creating mud holes for piggies;

Weed whack the never-ending, always-growing green stuff growing where it’s not supposed to grow;

Stand in a scorching hot pasture trying to capture pictures of piggies;

Run around the neighbourhood searching for a neighbour’s llama which broke loose last night when confronted with a bear;

Hang up laundry and take it down, in the heat of the day, in the middle of the back yard;

Re-sand a picnic table they stained yesterday because they didn't like how it turned out;

Nearly give themselves heat stroke because they hate wearing hats, didn’t stay in the shade, and forgot to drink lots of water.

Next life, I'm coming back as a companion animal.

5 comments:

cynda said...

Jean - your photos are absolutely delightful! The piggies are having a blast, such happy little creatures and you capture all the little quirky nuances of their character, so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Who's smarter?

The animals of course! Glad they found ways to avoid/enjoy the heat.

Sharon

Hornblower said...

Hah! I recognize that box of Granville Island mingler! Hope you had time for a nice cool one :-)

Jean said...

Ooops - I KNEW I should have moved the stuff from under the buffet! Ya got me - though my usual drink is.....Scotch and Soda (the booze not the piggies!).

Anonymous said...

At your place as at my place when the heat hits the 4 legged ones win the "smarts" contest.
Great pictures of the smart ones taking it easy.LOL

Else