The wind is blowing Lucy's hair and she loves it. Ellie prefers to have the wind in her face.
Even the hair on Ellie's ears is blowing in the wind.
Lucy abruptly heads down to the water. She knows she is not allowed to jump in so she puts her paws as close to the water's edge as she dares. What has caught her attention?
Canada Geese! Every time one of them honks, Lucy becomes stiff as a board, raising her tail higher each time. You can see the ripples on this usually calm lake. It was that windy.
So what do they do afterwards? Once again Lucy uses Ellie for a pillow. She gazes out as if recalling the fun day at the lake. Or perhaps she is admiring her reflection in the glass.
"The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" brought the signing of the Armistice that marked the end of World War I in 1918.
So today (which is the eleventh year as well), we honor our veterans of all wars. No matter what you believe or how you feel about the wars we are fighting today, you must honor the ones both living and dead who have fought in our armed forces.
In case you are wondering: there are fifty days remaining in 2011. If that doesn't motivate you I don't know what will.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!