I am one really, really cool dog!   Please, before you take this the wrong way, let me explain.

Last week my mom and dad had been teasing me with clues about a big surprise for me.  Wow, they weren’t just a kidding! I gotta tell you about this!

On the deck the other day I couldn’t figure out what the heck my mom was doing.  She poured water into a flat thingy and then slowly rubbed it with her hands.  Then she called me over.  I sniffed it, looked at it and then looked up at my mom quizzically. 

‘Okay, so now what?’ 

We just stared at one another for a while, and then my mom laid down next to this thing.

‘Oh, this should be good.’  I thought to myself.  

Then my mom said my name and patted this thing with her hand.  I was a little hesitant, but, well, I’d go to the moon for my mom, so, I bravely stepped forward.

It felt kinda weird, but in a good way, ya know what I mean? It was soft and cool and then, well, I got it!  I did the usual pre-lay down circle and slowly lowered myself to blissful coolness. And that, my friends, is where I stayed for the rest of the very warm afternoon. 

And there’s more!  I not only have the cooling mat on the deck under the shade of the lilac tree, but I have one in the house too!   

Some people may say I’m spoiled, but my take on it is that I’m really, really loved!  

~Lucy