Watermelon Weekend–Woohoo!

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Late last week, my human mommy went to the store and came home with the biggest, strangest, heaviest ball I had ever seen.

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I tried and tried to pick it up and run with it, but that strange ball was just too big and too heavy . . . even for my huge Golden Retriever mouth.

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Then my human daddy took a giant knife and cut that odd ball right in half. I will tell you that at first I was more than a little shocked and somewhat frightened. Was it bleeding? Had Daddy killed it? But my humans kept saying, “Taste it, Harper Lee. Taste it!” And so I did, because I am obedient. At first lick I knew just exactly what I was tasting: Watermelon! This was not my first watermelon experience. Earlier this summer, when I visited my human grandparents in Texas, I had my first taste of watermelon; but that watermelon came pre-cut in a little plastic container. This watermelon was the real deal.

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As Daddy held my first real slice of watermelon, I started eating . . .

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 . . . and then I really got into it. I ate a lot of watermelon. I think it may be the very best thing I have ever eaten.

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It was certainly one of the messiest things I’ve ever eaten. Watermelon was all over my mouth, so I licked . . .

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. . . and then I really licked . . .

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 . . . but that watermelon was still there, and so I asked Daddy very nicely if he would please wipe my mouth with some paper towels, which he did.

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Now, I don’t want you to think that my humans missed out on all the weekend watermelon fun. Trust me, they didn’t. They enjoyed their watermelon in the form of an adult beverage. Watermelon margaritas, anyone?

When Mommy planned our watermelon experience for Saturday, August 3, she had absolutely no idea that we would actually be celebrating National Watermelon Day in the most appropriate way. Leave it to our little friend Bacon of Pig Love to keep us informed about the most important “holidays.” You can click here to read all about Bacon’s fun with watermelon. You’ll definitely want to see his photos! And speaking of Bacon, last week that cute little piggy presented me with the Loyal Reader Award. Thank you so much, Bacon.

Here are the rules to the Loyal Reader Award:

1. Display this award on your blog. – Done!

2. Thank the person who sent it to you. – Thank you, Bacon!

3. Answer a question of the author’s choosing. – About to be done!

4. Pass the award along to everyone you consider a loyal reader. – As Bacon said, this is the hard part. I appreciate all of my readers, whether you’ve followed me from the beginning or found me recently. I appreciate my friends who read every single post, and I appreciate readers who have been drawn to just one or two posts. I appreciate my readers who make comments, those who click the “Like” button, and those who take a look and then move along. Many, many thanks to all of you!

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The Question: If I am a tree, will I become a book or furniture?

My Answer:  My answer to this one has to be book, and not just any book. If I am a tree, I will become To Kill a Mockingbird by the human Harper Lee.

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And here are my nominees:

Dakota at Dakota’s Den

Donna at we live in a flat

Jo at The Sundog Drift

Ruby at Ruby the Airedale

And finally, I present a very special Loyal Reader Award to each and every one of my non-blogging readers.  It’s one thing for fellow bloggers to support each other. It is another thing entirely for you to subscribe to and visit a blog. Thank you!

So here is my question to each of my nominees and to everyone who is reading this blog post:

If you could be a bird or a fish, which would you be and why?

I cannot wait to read your answers!