LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fridays are Golden

There was an "incident" regarding one of the beds in the great room. A little pug peed on it. It's a long story, but let's just say it involved a late night visit from a hysterical woman and her dog. Thank goodness the Golden Girls were already downstairs in bed.

We had planned to replace these beds anyway, so we decided to discard the soiled one. Meanwhile, we brought up an old bed from my husband's study so there would be two beds. This bed is quite old but has held up well. We got it when Ellie (now 7) was a puppy.

When the girls got up the next morning, they didn't even notice the different bed. They were far too busy sniffing every inch of space where the little pug had walked or sat. It was quite a sight as they pushed one another out of the way to find the next area where the dog had been.

Later in the morning, Lucy took a nap on the bed. She occasionally sleeps on it when my husband is in his study but more often both dogs are under his desk. As you can see, the bed is much smaller than the other beds in the house. There's just enough room for one dog.




I take that back. Lucy has never been stopped simply because there is no room. She lies down next to Ellie. Notice that in this shot, Ellie has most of the bed. In subsequent ones, you will see that Lucy inches herself in position to take more and more of the space.


Ellie clearly doesn't like the company, yet she does nothing to keep Lucy away.



Mom! Look at this. I was here first!
Ellie, when you are an enabler it's just as much your fault as Lucy's. If you don't like it you could put a stop to it in an instant.



It doesn't seem to be in Ellie's nature to create any discord. So Lucy once again gets her way. Ellie is pushed almost off the bed so Lucy can have more room. And thus, they take another nap.


Labor Day Weekend is upon us. The unofficial end of summer. For us, it has been a strange summer indeed, much warmer and more humid than most. It's appropriate for us to think of the unemployed on the Labor Day Weekend, so remember them as you go about your picnics and fun.

Hold those you love close to you and reach out to those in need.


AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!


22 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha... At first I thought you were talking about a 'people' bed ---and I couldn't believe a guest would allow her dog on one of your beds... Then I realized what you were talking about...

It's sprinkling here ---and I was wondering what that wet stuff was (since it's been so long since we got any rain)... ha...

Yes--it has been a hot summer. Glad that it's almost over...

Glad that your pups get along so well. SO cute.

Hugs,
Betsy
Did you see your gorgeous warbler again?

Busy Bee Suz said...

This made me laugh so much...your girls are so funny!
I had a dream last night that my husband brought home a Golden puppy...it was so cute, and I loved her, but she was peeing all over the house! Needless to say, I woke up stressed.
Have a great weekend, enjoy your party.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure love the photos of the golden girls. I'm so glad the girls get along so well. They are such beautiful animals and so sweet.
I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day and yes, we do need to remember the many who do not have jobs in America.

SouthernSass said...

I love your "golden girls." NC is one of the best places to be and I hope we can retire there as well.

Barb said...

They are just like little kids, aren't they? Funny how different their personalities are.

carolina nana said...

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday also.
Blessings to you and be safe.
Marilyn

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Goldens are my favorite...gentle and sweet.
Enjoy the weekend.

Karin said...

Your dogs are so beautiful - and funny in a quiet sort of way!

Samantha said...

So sorries we haven't checked in for such a long time - I just love today's Ellie and Lucy story - such chuckling over here! Little Avalon, despite her smaller size, is always nudging Sammie off of something - so funny! Thanks for the giggles and also... reminder to think of those who are jobless this weekend. Yes.
Hugs xoxoxoxo
Sammie and family

Vicki Lane said...

Such cute girls -- we call that kind of thing 'dog politics' as our crew vie for the best bed or whatever.

wayside wanderer said...

What a great doggie post. Your girls are beautiful!

Jayne said...

They are just like two kids! I love how Lucy just always finds a way to be close to her sister while enjoying most of the space. :c) Hope you all have a great weekend Carolyn.

raeanne said...

I discovered your blog and especially enjoy your golden girls. We have a beautiful golden boy - Sparky. He is a joy to us as I am sure your girls are to you.

George said...

The Golden Girls are as precious as ever. I hope you have a great weekend.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Carolyn,
The girls are the most beautiful golden's ever!

Janie said...

Aw, poor Ellie. But I'll bet she would miss the company if Lucy wasn't there hogging the space!

Rudee said...

The pug incident. Hahaha. Your girls are so cute and I love how they just seem to make things work. They are indeed a great pair.

amarkonmywall said...

These two girls crack me up. The progression from photo to photo is very funny. Hope you're having a great weekend. Here in Durham to visit Abby, I'm missing mountain coolness...

(No wonder hubs is leery of guests at your place. ;-) )

Sam said...

Those pictures are always so cute!

Sam

ps - we thought you were talking people bed too!

Sam

The Thundering Herd said...

We have more beds than dogs, so it is always funny watching the musical beds game here (not much sharing goes on).

TaraDharma said...

your girls are too darned funny! you read them like a book, too. what a pair.

merrilymarylee said...

Ellie's middle name IS Patience, isn't it?