Last night the forecast low temperature was 11 degrees. I don't know what the actual low was, but it was 12 when I went to work this morning. The forecast lows for the next two nights are 7 and 8.
Before we move on I would like to list a few things that you are more likely to see in Arkansas than a temperature of 7 degrees.
- Haley's comet
- Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny playing Marco Polo in the YMCA pool
- A Razorback fan wearing an I love Texas t-shirt
- A hillbilly with a full set of teeth, wearing shoes, and buying soap
- Bigfoot driving a John Deere lawnmower through the Wal Mart parking lot
- A redneck that thinks Hank Williams Jr. is the antichrist
- A ban on guns
Much like Cousin Eddie the dogs are not normally fit for indoor living. In other words they needed a bath. Since Braden now uses the tub, we decided not to introduce a years worth of dog filth into his little bastion of cleanliness.
Of course I wasn't going to bathe them outside only to watch the water freeze to their coats and worse yet my hands. So I took a shower with my dogs yesterday. Don't worry, I wore my swimming suit. I am not about to leave certain things exposed while in a 3 ft by 3 ft tile and glass cage with either of those turkey killers.
The night went really well. At first Braden kept his distance. When the dogs got in his personal space he would push them away or throw the occasional jab. By his bed time we were all in the floor together playing happily.
The dogs were well behaved. Obviously they were basking in the warmth of indoor living. After Braden went to bed and things slowed down they slept. I guess it has been a long time since they had a nice warm night of sleep.
Now if we could only get Braden to follow their lead.