Saturday, May 2, 2015

Naked Gardening Day

The weather is FINALLY getting nice here in the mitten state....aka...Michigan. I must confess it has taken me a while to let go of my southern ways and embrace the fact that I am now a "Michigander".
Mom has taken the brunt of my temper tantrums and denial of my new surroundings. I have not really made things easy on her. I pee on the floor often just to remind her of how I long for the south. After all, I am a NAKED WIENER DOG and going outside to potty in the snow is unacceptable.

May has brought lovely weather however, so I have decided to live it up this summer and resume my pouting in the late fall.

To celebrate the gorgeous temperatures and the wonderful smells of the nearby pig farms, I decided to help mom plant flowers...IN THE NUDE!

Tee hee! That was a funny sentence because it may leave you wondering, was I in the nude...or was momma? I assure you, it was me! Momma insisted I told you that.

Today, May 2nd in World Naked Gardening Day! Being a naked wiener, I of course was obliged to participate. This day is meant to celebrate being honest with who we are as individuals and as part of the planet. Mom is not into "being honest with who she is" apparently because she flat out REFUSED to get naked when we were gardening.

I, on the other hand, LOVED IT! Usually, to protect my skin for cold or sun, I wear highly fashionable outfits but today I got to be authentic Karli. Except for a little sunscreen I got to dig in the dirt, roll in dead worms and plant my flowers blissfully unadorned.

The wind felt cool and refreshing against my skin and because I am pretty much perfect in every way I didn't feel the slightest bit embarrassed. Humans have trouble with that. They tend to think they are too fat, too skinny, too wrinkly or too flawed to be comfortable nude. Poor things.

I have been giving my mom lots of love since she adopted me but she still has insecurities. We dogs need to always be diligent to build up our humans self esteem. Wag your tail at them, lick them lots, snuggle them and always forgive them when they forget to give you a treat. After all, they are only human.

My goal for next year on World Naked Gardening Day is to get my mom to join me; then I will know she has finally accepted that to me she is perfect!