British Summer - Verdict of a Dog Reporter.
Problems with Dog days of British Summer-Time
Summer-Time is a fun time, but not without its problems.
British Summer-Time is a wild, unpredictable thing that no human can second-guess. Neither can a mere Chimp with a keyboard. So how can I write an article about the problems of British Summer-Time?
So the only sensible thing to do, therefore - Is to let my DOG explain the problems of British Summer-Time.
Problem #1 - British weather means... Your Mini-Me gets lost in the SNOW!
Unseasonal weather is normal. Normal weather for the time of year is not. Understanding this teaches important British mental skills such as Double-Think.
Problem #2 - Holidays with the family mean... Having to POSE for endless Holiday Photographs
Above is an example of how to take a British style holiday snap.
It is British tradition that when taking holiday pictures you frame the shot to cut some or all of the subjects head off. Some traditionalists go so far as to miss the subject entirely and photograph empty sky or their own feet.
Problem #3 - Free Time means... Endless Summer D.I.Y. jobs.
Because Home Improvement is Compulsory.
Problem #4 - All outside activities mean... More work for the Curtain Twitchers.
Canine Curtain Twitchers are the ONLY non-annoying Twitcher.
Problem #5 - Duration of UK summer means... It might be over, before you even get your shoes on!
The scene - It's the 28th of June and it's been hailing all day. Suddenly you realise you can no longer hear the hammering of chunks of ice upon your window. Yes, the sun is out and summer has finally started for real. Sprint outside this very second and make the most if it, it will be over in a fortnight (or four hours, some years).
The preoccupied and/or the unobservant, can sometimes fail to notice the fleeting British summer and will be forced to wait another year for their dose of sunlight. Occasionally even the alert can miss it, due simply to not running outside fast enough. Reaction speed and physical fitness can make all the difference - so get yourself a dog and walk them.
May your summers be pleasant and may your dog return your umbrella, when they're not.
British Newspaper "The Sun" - 19th June 2013
Included, in case you thought this Hubpages article was humorous, rather than factual reporting.
The Sun newspaper clearly agrees with my dogs' verdict on British summer.
So there can't be any doubt.....right?
Rover Reporter says
Problem - Keyboards are tricky to use without fingers.
Solution - Have your pet human type your report as you dictate it.
Problem - Human doesn't understand your dictation.
Solution - Bark S L O W L Y
Problem - Your human still doesn't understand you.
Solution - Maybe your human is deaf. Bark louder!
Where is the Dog Reporter reporting from?
Problems of British Winter-Time - Summers are Soggy - Autumns are Soggier - Winter is Underwater!
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United States Border Collie Club Website
Here is a website that boasts that it's one of the most comprehensive Border Collie sites on the web.
It is certainly worth a visit by anyone, who loves Border Collies. I could spend hours just browsing their forums and there is so much more.
To go check out this site click on the link under the logo ------>
This page has become bittersweet. - My dog died of stomach complications and stroke ( Sunday 2 Feb 2014 ).
Now - Over to our Rover Reporters
Roving Canine Reporters
You may have to type their report for them.
You do speak dog, don't you?