... this time of year
Hi, my name is Casa,
Some of you might remember me from the stories I have written in the Mirror a while back.
I came to Melrose from Puerto Rico when I was about a year old. The people in the shelter gave me that age and so now I am about six years old. I have traveled all over this country with my adopted parents and I have had a great life so far.
I have enough toys for any dog and a back yard where I can watch the birds and chase the squirrels. I go on daily walks and meet many of my friends. You can read about them in my previous articles. Click here. If you want to read everything that I have written just go to Who We Are in the upper left hand of the front page and click on my picture. Some humans think I write pretty good.
Most of you probably know that dogs are color blind so this might seem a strange topic for me to write about. We see black and white in whatever we are looking at. Sometimes another color might draw our attention but we would not be able to really distinguish it.
This time of the year as I look out the window or take my walks I hear the humans talking about the leaves. They say the reds, gold, orange and yellow leaves are beautiful. There are also different plants in the neighborhood now. They must also be in these new fall colors.
I see the leaves falling from the trees and making patterns on the street and lawns. I see people raking and packing these leaves in bags and taking them away, somewhere.
My fun with these leaves is just walking in them. I can smell the change in the season and I can hear the crunch even with my small legs. I can easily move the leaves and when I run though a piled up patch some of the leaves seem to float in the air. It is a lovely time of year in this part of the country.
One of my parents packed up a box of these leaves and sent them to relatives in Arizona.I guess the phenomenon of color change does not happen everywhere. I never heard people talking about it in Puerto Rico, but then I was very young.
People seem to be wearing heavier clothing, as the winds seem to pick up this time of the year. I of course am happy in any weather with my tri-colored coat.
I hope that the leaves stay on the ground for a while longer. I am having so much fun just jumping around in whatever color they might be.
January 4, 2008