Our Golden Girls hate the rain but they love the cooler weather, especially the high winds we have also had. On rainy days they go out as little as possible quickly completing their business and wanting to come straight back home. They follow us up and down the stairs, settling down whenever we do. We have several dog beds throughout the house but most of the time Lucy will come over to share (or take over) Ellie's resting place.
Lucy, that is too much even for you.
Well, Mom, she could move if she wanted to.
Ellie's head is actually shoved underneath the chair.
Lucy squished her way onto the bed, leaving no other place for Ellie's leg.
Finally, it is Lucy getting squished.
I must admit that I sometimes fear that the weight of Lucy on Ellie's shoulders or hips might cause a problem. In those cases, I just go get two little treats to give them. Most often Ellie will wait for Lucy to take a bed and she will then take the other one. And if she is lucky Lucy won't get up and move to Ellie's bed. Only the most devoted pet owner knows how much we love these two.
The quote for the week comes from Albert Schweitzer:
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
If someone has rekindled your light, think of them with gratitude. Then reach out and thank them once again. Tel them again how much they have meant to your life. And take every opportunity that comes your way to rekindle the spark in someone else.
Twenty-nine days left in 2011, folks.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!