Bright sunshine, warm breezes, the first inklings of sweat; it's springtime in Oklahoma. It's the time of year when all of the ticks within a 10-mile radius are on the hunt for mammals, and my mutts are on the hunt for shade.
Unfortunately for the ticks, we are going to be VIGILANT about applying Frontline to the dogs so as not to repeat The Tick Incident from last year. Fortunately for the dogs, there is massive construction happening in the yard, so they have ample structures to lie around and wait for afternoon shade to manifest itself.
In the above they've staked out the truck, which will begin providing them with shade in about--oh--2 more hours. Never hurts to be early for a nap, right girls?