Dudley's letter: http://trail-dogs.com/blog/2013/07/07/dear-charlie-its-a-hot-summer-love-dudley-july-7-2013/
I am always so happy to hear from you! We are having a HOT summer too. That is funny, it's like we are neighbors or something. I am sorry to hear that Ethel is scared of fireworks. We live by a baseball park and there are fireworks every Friday night. Mom sits in the window seat and watches them with me and says "OOH" and "AHH" so I figure they are okay because they make her happy.
I got to go on a Road Trip last weekend to Grandpa's Country House and did not hear any fireworks. Mom took me to a pet store where I got to sniff bunnies! They were so soft and cute and my tail was wagging from one cheek to the other! I LOVE bunnies! I was very good and didn't bark at them so Mom let me sniff them for a long time. It was very hot on our Road Trip but I liked being in the car with air conditioning after the hiking was done.
Your Summer List looks like fun! I also like #1, #4 and #5 but Mom is REALLY strict about my food so I have never had a hot dog or ice cream. I think Mom is starting to think about letting me try some ice cream though because she hears about how you get to have it all the time. I know she is just worried about me getting Sick Tummy because my tummy gets sick sometimes. I wait as long as I can before I wake her up to have Sick Tummy and she is very nice to me. I get to have special Pumpkin and Ginger dog treats to make me feel better and lots of Love too. Sometimes Mom makes me a special ice cube treat with toys frozen in it so I lick and chew till the toys melt out! It is so much FUN! I also get a little Water Pool in the backyard so I can snorkel for my toys in the water. I LOVE to snorkel!
That is funny that you said you could come visit next summer. When we were on the Road Trip, I saw a car with Massachusetts license plates and I thought it was you! But Mom said that you have a different car so it was not you. Mom said you can visit anytime you like. I will even share my toys and treats with you because we are Best Friends!
p.s. I also like to BITE water! Watch my funny video: