Our Lucy is our watchdog. No, she doesn't guard anything. She simply loves to watch everything. She watches the birds at the feeders and bath, butterflies or insects on the deck, deer, chipmunks or anything else in the yard. She watches the road to see who might be walking by.
One thing she is particulary interested in watching is any bird that may be on the deck. When we hear a "thunk" on the window, Lucy is right there to see if a bird has fallen. She will then concentrate on watching the bird until it recovers and flies away. She will wag her tail in approval every time the bird moves its head or wing, or otherwise shows signs of improvement.
Yesterday I came into the great room to see Lucy staring at something on the deck.
She was focused on something just outside the door to the deck. I grabbed the camera, although it was so close to the door I expected to see an insect.
There sat a little hummingbird, staring up at Lucy while Lucy stared down at the bird. I moved to get a better angle, but the hummingbird had had enough of the stare-down and took off. Lucy looked at me as if to say, "I saved another one."
Then she lay down, confident that the matter was settled.
And so it's Friday again so soon. We still have lingering hope that Tropical Storm Fay will oblige us with some much needed rain. We had high hopes earlier, but that fickle Fay has not followed anyone's predicted path. If you are in Florida, inundated by rain, we are thinking of you and praying that you and your loved ones are safe from the flooding.
And no matter where you are or what you have to do, I hope this weekend is wonderful and lots of fun.
And THANKS SO MUCH, fishing guy for my first blogger award. I am honored.