Yep, I will disturb my slumber to speak to all you special doggies and tell you about the most horrible dream I had! My paws were running out my dream as I tried to get away.
Yep, I will admit, I was in Mom's bed in zizzz world. Yes, when it's cold like this (here in SA), all we do is sleep it away....zzz...zzz.
But, as you pooches know, sleep has its hazzards...yes, we DREAM! This time, it was a really scary dream of THINGS THAT BO "BARK" IN THE DARK....
let me tell you about it...
Here in the African Bush we have many, many strange creatures. Some look cute, but are really very dangerous. Well my dream was of that big one who lives in water during the day, but at night, comes out onto land to mark his territory. That's when he's at his scariest. You don't want to meet him on one of your walks!
The "Hippo", as he's commonly called is the third largest living land mammal - only the elephant and the white rhino beat him. His skin alone can weigh half a ton! These strange creatures are largely aquatic and 'walk' along the bottom of the river bed. They need to stay in water because they have such sensitive skin. Just like Golden Retrievers, they have webbed feet which help them swim. Adult hippos can stay under the water for up to 6 minutes...WOW! Imagine holding your breath that long!
The male Hippos are really dominant and aggressive. They have big crunching teeth and can easily snap a small boat in half. They are fiercely protective of their 'pod' - a collection of female hippo's and get into really big fights with other male hippos. At night you can hear their grunting - or Barking!
Well, that was what my dream was about. I dreamt I was swimming in this wonderful open pond and I didn't realise that there was a big HIPPOPOTAMUS waiting for me. Well guys, he chased me and barked at me to leave his pond. I was swimming as fast as I could to get away from him.
Thankfully Mom came to wake me to give me my food.
Have a Barkful day and be careful of
THINGS THAT GO "BARK" IN THE DARK!