Celebrating Summer’s End . . . for Some


Many of our friends across America celebrated the end of summer a couple of weekends ago. Here in South Louisiana, we’ll still be looking for ways to beat the heat and humidity for at least another month. That means my little sister will have a few more opportunities to perfect her watermelon-eating skills.


When we first introduced Tallulah to a watermelon, she was a bit confused.


It was as if she thought the little spot where the stem used to be was some sort of wondrous watermelon key that would magically unlock this mysterious green thing. Goodness knows she tried and tried that approach, but to no avail.


It was time for the seasoned watermelon eater to step in and show her silly little sister a thing or two about this summer delicacy.


“First of all,” I told Tallulah, “you don’t just bite into the watermelon. You let the humans cut it into nice little slices for us. The humans love preparing our food and serving it to us. We mustn’t deny them this great pleasure.”


Obviously, one of us has a better grasp on patience and manners than the other. It becomes more and more clear every single day that I have many, many lessons to teach Tallulah. But back to the watermelon-eating tutorial.


I tried to show Tallulah the proper watermelon-eating style: dainty little lady-like bites.


Tallulah had something completely different in mind: putting the entire slice into her mouth all at once. And by entire slice I really mean entire slice. Tallulah devoured that watermelon slice . . . rind and all.


I’m becoming more and more convinced that my little sister is part pig. Check out that nose–and that full mouth–and tell me what you think.


Tallulah has a lot to learn about eating watermelons, but under my watchful eye I think there’s a chance she’ll catch on. I guess it’s a good thing we have a little bit of time before summer’s end.

22 Comments on “Celebrating Summer’s End . . . for Some”

  1. Jesse says:

    I love watching pups eat Watermelon. Oshie loves it and the way he chews and bites it cracks me up.

  2. Well, that’s one way to eat a slice of watermelon. Just nom it down like it’s a MilkBone. Yikes! I hope summer lasts a long long time down there, so you can get your sister on board with table manners, Miss HL.

    Love and licks,

  3. Peyton says:

    Love to watch my dog eating watermelon.

  4. Emmadog says:

    My little sister snarfs up food like a piggy too. I think it is just what little sisters do!

  5. fredrieka says:

    Yummy in Michigan we are looking forward to apples

  6. Watermelon is a terrific way to stay cool here in the south. We are ready for some cooler football weather!

  7. u28ajb says:

    HL your manners are impeccable 🙂 I’m sure under your guidance Tallulah will grow into a fine lady too – she’s still young and oh so cute she can be forgiven for being a little less reserved 🙂

  8. No matter, we ❤️ that ‘piggy’ nose. 😉

  9. Piglove says:

    Snorts part pig. Could be. But I would have to try some of that delicious watermelon to make an official comment, rind and all. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Ecohug says:

    We are very much ready for some fall-like weather here in California. Although, our 3 dogs do enjoy watermelon very much 🙂 just like you!

    • Maybe we could all freeze some watermelon cubes and keep them handy to enjoy when we’re shivering in the winter cold . . . and to remind us of the summer heat we complained about just a few months earlier. 😉

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