Here Lucy hangs around on the sunny deck. I made her sit for the photograph and she was none too happy about that.
Abrupty and without any reason, we periodically make them do a down/stay. They seem to wonder why we do that, but it's all part of making it a habit.
I always wonder just what's behind Lucy's smile. She looks as if she knows something that I don't know.
Running and playing are part of every day.
Along with a little wrestling. They do love to rough it up sometimes.
But mostly, they just hang around together. Despite having more beds than dogs, the girls are often together in one bed.
Less than a month from now, all of us will have a very important obligation. That is to exercise our right to vote. I urge you to read extensively about the candidates running for office. We hear so many ugly sound bites that we decide we don't want either candidate. Too bad, because one of them will be elected and that can make a huge difference. The party in control of Congress will chair the important committees. The Speaker of the House is third in line for the Presidency. If (God forbid) something happens to both the President and the Vice President the Speaker of the House will be your President.
Often overlooked in the election are the non-partisan candidates for State Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals. These are extremely important positions. Don't mark your ballot without knowing something about the person you are voting for. With the marvels of the Internet, you can find information about all of them. In most areas the League of Women Voters publishes information given to them by these candidates. Research and be an informed voter.
Eleanor Roosevelt, one of my favorite women had this to say:
"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe and which mean very little."
This year, the political parties and the candidates (like all other years before), are full of generalities and little substance. Candidates are promising whatever they think voters want. You've heard all of them. Far more often than you would like. Like it or not, you must vote for someone. This year especially, you cannot be apathetic. You must vote.
I hope you are having some good fall weather. It's beautiful here with crisp mornings and clear days.
WHATEVER PLANS YOU HAVE FOR THE WEEKEND, ENJOY THEM. AND NEXT WEEK BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH ON THE CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE IN YOUR AREA.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!