I was sitting out on my deck a few days ago, shortly after sunrise. The dogs insist on getting up shortly after daybreak, and it's been so hot here lately that's the only good time for them to be outside. So we were all sitting there peacefully, enjoying the early morning calm & quiet. Naturally, I had my camera on hand, just in case.
All of the sudden there was this strange sound - ppppffffffffffffttt!
I had forgotten that the sprinklers were set to come on at that time. To Carmen they were some kind of subterranean monster rising up out of the grass. Brutus, being the chivalrous older brother he is, went out to investigate the threat.
Following her big brother's lead, Carmen decided to go investigate another sprinkler head.
AAAAaaaahhhhhhh! It got me!!
The result: two wet (therefore unhappy) Frenchies.
Oh Brutus, hide me! That spitting monster tried to get me!
Stick with me, Carmen. You've got a lot to learn!