Being Thelma Jean means you love sitting in sunshine, then cooling off in the shade, sometimes you just do both at once so you don't have to move around.
Being Thelma Jean means when you fall asleep inside, you really sleep hard and well.
Being Thelma Jean means when thunderstorms roll in, you pace and tremble and make sure the other three dogs get riled up, too, then all cluster around mom's feet on the couch, because mommy needs that to feel safe. ;)
Being Thelma Jean means you've been a notorious varmint hunter, have endured numerous injuries from such encounters, and as you age (she's over 11 years now), achy joints and other ailments slow you down a bit. But when you roam around the pastures, hunting bunnies or field mice or tracking scents of other animals, if you get wet and cold, mommy is guaranteed to wipe you down with towels and cover you up so you can get warm, again.