Rowdie is a huge fan of summer for this reason as well. Of course, his affection for the chore stems not from knowing that he won't have to slave over a hot stove but from the anticipation of something yummy accidentally slipping off the grill and into his gaping maw.
As often as this actually happens-that would be never-you would think the dog would get tired of the wait but; he never does.
He just might be the biggest optimist among us and that's saying a lot.
Next time...oh, yes, next time...