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Friday, July 18, 2008

Fridays are Golden

One of the best things about having two dogs is watching their interaction. Our girls are almost always together, playing or running or just lying around.

Here is Ellie, sitting on the step. What is she looking at? She's looking at Lucy.



And Lucy is sitting on the ground. What is she looking at? She's looking at Ellie.



The "stare down" will continue until one of them stands up. This is the signal for a chase. They will run all through the woods chasing each other. Ellie can maneuver better and run faster. But Lucy makes up for that by knowing how to run around a laurel thicket and change directions. She is better at anticipating what Ellie is going to do, and often leaves Ellie frustrated to find that Lucy is not at the expected end of the thicket. Then Lucy pops out from the other side and the chase continues. They are such fun to watch.

Once inside, they lie down exhausted. Lucy will almost always lie near Ellie, often in the same bed. While Ellie doesn't seem to mind, she is never the one to go lie down near Lucy.

Lucy, why is Ellie's ear so wet?

Gee whiz! I dunno. But it's not because I was chewing on her ear. Maybe she dipped it in the water dish, but I wasn't chewing on her ear again. Not after you told me not to chew on Ellie anymore. You may think I did it, but if you didn't see anything, then you can't do anything, right?

I do hope your Friday is golden, and the weekend is relaxing and refreshing. Have a good one and take some time for yourself.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

i got a good giggle out of this. our cats used to do the exact same thing.

scienceguy288 said...

Lovely looking dogs.

Shellmo said...

Your dogs are just nice and sweet to look at!

KGMom said...

I sure do love those golden faces.
And love the golden stories too.
Helps to make my day of cleaning go a little faster!

The Birdlady said...

Oh, Caroline, I LVOE those dogs! What beauties they are, and your dialogue is wonderful.

troutbirder said...

Gorgeous dogs. So sweet and companionable yet my first golden was a powerful, smart and determined hunter.

Jayne said...

Can't get enough of your sweet girls Carolyn! Have a wonderful weekend yourself!

Kerri said...

I love hearing the stories about your girls!!

Bird Girl said...

How sweet! You sure made my day Golden - and it is Sunday! Love the 'stare down' - Lucy and Ellie are just the best! Who wouldn't love to own these gorgeous dogs? Thanks for sharing!