Friday!  Yesterday it was nice out, hot but not too humid, sunny, and we'd cut the yard the night before. So Bit and I took the dogs out to play a bit.

As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!
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Now I leave the leashes on them outside because our yard isn't fenced. That way if a stray comes towards us, or someone walks past I can grab the leashes and make sure the dogs are under control or get them to safety (in the case of a stray). When Bit runs with Sophie she holds the leash because she's still young and we don't want to risk her getting overly exuberant and running into the road. But otherwise they're leashed but free to roam the yard, and they know their boundaries well (and have good recalls)

The sun through the trees.

Tomato Progress

Pure Joy

Freya says "HI!"

Sophie Wins by a Nose

Time out for a drink

And a rest in the shade.

Then its once more off to the races!

So what are you doing to enjoy the summer sun?

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