LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fridays are Golden

Western North Carolina, like much of rest of the country is having much colder than normal temperatures. While everyone here is calling our weather "bitter cold," it is mild compared to many parts of the nation. Ask my daughter in Milwaukee what she would give to have highs in the 30s again.

I must say our dogs just love the cold weather. They are much more active and run until they are exhausted. Between the rushes of energy, they (like all dogs) just lie around the house. Regular readers know that we have two large dog beds upstairs in the great room and two large dog beds downstairs in the den. No matter which bed Ellie decides to use, Lucy will come and make a room for herself as well. Her pattern of behavior is predictable. First she walks over to the bed to evaluate the best place. Then she will find a corner and sit. She wiggles her little butt until she has room and then lies down. It doesn't matter to her at all if most of her is actually lying on Ellie or if she displaces Ellie. After all, she is the little princess.




Almost settled in, Lucy looks out the window to see if there is an interesting action going on.


What do you mean I shouldn't crowd Ellie? I think she likes for me to be there. Why should I find my own bed? Ellie is so much softer.
Look at Ellie's face, Lucy. Do you really think she likes for you to be there?
Well, she kind of hides her real feelings.


Sometimes Lucy does use a bed to herself. She stretches out and contorts her body in ways that don't seem at all comfortable.
All right. I'm in my own bed. Are you satisfied?
January is half over. Next week will bring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as Inauguration Day for our new President. The week will be especially blessed for those airline passengers and crew who landed in the Hudson River yesterday. Let's give thanks that they were all rescued safely. And let's treat all our family and friends as if we almost lost them.
Have a safe and joyous weekend. Stay warm and happy wherever you are.



21 comments:

Cedar ... said...

Unusually cold,... well, not really here. We always get a stretch of bitter cold weather. But after two days i'm sick of it already. -22° here this a.m. I'd be happy to cuddle down with the Goldens today and let them keep me warm!

Tina said...

They always look so happy and contented. Have a nice weekend.
Keep warm!

Carol said...

I'm for a pot of dried baby lima beans & ham,sliced onion,hot cornbread and a good book ! Care to join me? It's 23 degrees here and we are cold ! When your used to 70....well, you get the picture!
I'm with the 'Goldies',lay up where it's warm!

KGMom said...

Oh,my--Lucy sleeping on her back, paws aloft. Yup--I recognize that pose.
Love the Friday girls--as ever.

Mary said...

Yes, let's remember our families and friends. That landing tells a wonderful story... Something good we need to hear in this country.

Your babies are so well behaved and sweet. I see no mischeviousness in their faces - no little devils. Wanna trade dogs for a few days?

Stay warm, Carolyn.

Cheryl said...

I love your dogs....their facial expressions are priceless. And the last photo is so funny.....

I watched the news last night and saw the aeroplane in the Hudson River. What a hero that pilot is......and thank God that everyone survived.......

Have a lovely weekend with the golden girls......

Kallen305 said...

I love Golden Fridays. The last picture is hysterical!

Andrea said...

Your goldens are just gorgeous!! Great photos and a lovely read as well! :) Thanks for sharing.

laurie said...

what happy dogs! ours prefer it to be cold, too. maybe just not quite as cold as it's been. (was 18 below zero this morning)

lovely golden dogs.

Cicero Sings said...

Lucy is very rascally and Ellie is VERY patient.

Not too cold by us. Hovering around freezing. Got out on a lovely ski today.

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: The dogs look they are quite comfy inside.

dAwN said...

Oh those pups are adorable...love that last photo...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Spoiled rotten babies!!!!! I love 'em!!! How often do you brush them, Carolyn??? They are so gorgeous --and look so fluffy and healthy..

I was reading someone else's blog tonight--talking about not liking winter. I personally LOVE winter. We love to hike in winter.. As cold as it has been, I still love it. NOW--if I could have just a little snow!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I think your golden girls are adorable and Lucy knows she deserves to be a princess. Have a great weekend.

Jayne said...

A big week ahead... continuing to pray for him and his administration. The girls bring a smile to my face as usual. Have a wonderful weekend Carolyn.

scienceguy288 said...

Looks like the pups are keeping nice and warm. I am glad especially after seeing these frigid temperatures.

Shellmo said...

It's obvious how much your 2 beautiful golden girls love each other!

Nature Nut said...

adorable pictures :)

KB said...

What beautiful dog photos. You capture their spirits as well as their beauty.

Pam said...

Your dogs are so cute. I only have cats and they are not enjoying this cold weather!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks, everyone for you comments.

Mary - Don't be fooled by sweet looks. Lucy is full of mischief.

Cicero - You have described them well.

Betsy - We brush them at least every other day. We try to brush them every day but don't always get around to it.

Pam - my son's cat is not enjoying this weather either and seems to blame my son for it.