I have invented a new sport and I am winning at it. The goal of “hammock ball” is for the human to move as little as humanly possible while keeping the dog with endless energy occupied. In Lily’s words, “that dog has no chill.” This genius sport reminds me a bit of my favorite game I ever invented when the kids were little – “sleep salon” in which of course they were the stylists and I was the patron who slept (or at least laid still and closed my eyes) while they did my hair. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Nice afternoon attempting to read with Lily, Oscar and our favorite Hummingbird (his name is Verdi) in the backyard. Those Summer feelings.