Friday, September 10, 2010
This afternoon, Dave and I took a blanket out to the field behind our apartment building for an impromptu picnic. I thought it would be a good opportunity to use the "wine sticks" that Barbara sent me an embarrassingly long time ago. (Wine sticks are designed to hold your wine glasses so they won't fall over in the grass.) You can't really see them in the above photo, but they're holding our glasses slightly aloft.
Of course, we took the dogs. Ruby was mostly content to lie on the blanket and relax, as she did with Dave above.
But then Ernie had to get in on the action, and unfortunately, Ernie has a lot more energy.
Ruby was in the mood for a belly rub, so I obliged. At first, Ernie was happy to lounge nearby.
But then he realized what he was missing and got very excited. (Look at that wagging tail!)
So excited, in fact, that he crashed into the wine sticks and sent both our glasses flying. Fortunately, no broken glass -- but now we know Ernie and wine sticks don't mix!