LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fridays are Golden

If Lucy were a human, she would be a little diva. Not in the sense of an opera singer, but with the colloquial definition of a female who considers herself more important than others. Lucy prances rather than walks, especially if others are watching. She expects the softest bed, the warmest sunbeam and the most comfortable spot around. She expects to get her food first, and to be the first to get her leash when it's time for a walk. If someone is petting Ellie, Lucy gets up and pushes herself in front.

Lucy also loves pillows and creates them if none exist.

We often take off our shoes and Lucy sees this as a definite advantage. The soft foot makes a perfect pillow.



If the shoes are lying around, Lucy uses them for pillows. (I often have to vacuum dog hair from shoes.) She never chews them or picks them up...just uses them for pillows.




Her favorite pillow, however, is Ellie. In this picture Lucy is not using her as a pillow, but once again is totally concerned with her own comfort, not matter what the discomfort to someone else.


Mom! She's got her feet and paws all over my face!"
Oh Ellie, you know that you need to handle this for yourself. Just get up or growl and put her in her place. But it's for you to do. I won't interfere.


I have no idea what she's talking about, Mom. I wouldn't do anything to disturb Ellie. I'm just here to keep her warm.


Hopefully no snow this weekend, but high winds and certainly more trees coming down. While we complain about our unusual weather, we recognize that so many others are in much worse shape. Our thoughts remain with those who are really suffering, not those of us who are simply whining.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY WEEKEND. REFRESH AND PAMPER YOURSELF FOR AT LEAST PART OF IT. AND DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE AS WELL.

16 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Those darling girls! And well put, about not whining -- the power's on, we have food and shelter . . .

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

That last photo is my favorite! You sure do capture their personalities.

Stay safe and warm. No snow or wind up here. Just sub-zero temps.

Karin said...

Beautiful companions you have there! Your photos definitely show them at their best!

Cedar ... said...

Always great to see "the girls"... Happy Friday!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lucy must have been a queen in her past life. Or her next life???
I laughed so hard at the picture of her with her paws on Ellie's face. So cute.
Have a nice whine-free weekend.
Suz

carolina nana said...

ISN'T IT AMAZING TO WATCH 2 DOGS GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER. MY 2 ARE JUST LIKE BROTHER AND SISTER, THEY ARGUE AND THEN LOVE EACH OTHER IN THE SAME FEW MINUTES.AND THE PATIENCE THEY HAVE WITH EACH OTHER IS GREAT,JUST LIKE THE FEET IN THE FACE PHOTO. TOO BAD WE HUMANS DON'T EXERCISE MORE OF THE SAME PATIENCE! HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND STAY WARM.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Your Lucy sure sounds like my Samantha. She does the same thing - pushing June away when we are petting June. If June is at the door, Samantha would push her aside so that she can get out the door first.

KGMom said...

Oh those faces. I must say, I laugh outright at the antics of these two wonderful dogs you are privileged to live with. Nice of them to share their home with you, shoes and all.

So true, your closing thoughts.

caboval said...

Happy Friday! Your golden girls are so gorgeous!!! Its so funny how Ellie is a diva! Joey likes to pick up one shoe when I come home and he will prance around for a few minutes but he never chews them! I just love your golden fridays!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

~Kim~ said...

I know all about the "Golden Divas" I had a foster dog a few years ago that was really one--The family being from NYC wanted a dog with an attitude and that's exactly what they got!!

Your girls are really lovely!!!!

Stay warm!!

Barb said...

Ellie and Lucy have such beautiful coats. I bet they like the snow!

kks said...

that Lucy! what a funny girl! i love how bonded they are...well, Lucy anyway!
xoxo

Sam said...

We echo your sentiments about the weather - we DID get snow here, but there are some who are cold and without power in the states neighboring us. Things can always be worse.

It's great to see the Golden Girls again on this very wintry weekend!

The Thundering Herd said...

Love the pictures and getting my Golden fix. Same up here - very little snow added this week. Looks like a beautiful, if cool, weekend.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for commenting, everyone.

BB Suz - No, Lucy thinks she is a queen in THIS life!

Donna - They do bring a lot of fun into our lives. Lucy actually has a real sense of humor.

Barb - Ellie likes the snow, but Lucy doesn't like the way it sticks to her paws.

Sam said...

There is a princess in every crowd!

Sam