LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fridays are Golden

This has been an amazing weather week here in Transylvania County.  It began with pouring rain.  We got more than eight inches of rain from late Sunday and through the day on Monday.  The river basins overflowed into fields.  Eight roads were closed because of flooding.  Fences were underwater and the cows and horses had to find the highest spots in the pastures.  A major logjam threatened to break loose causing further damage.  All the rain was followed by snow during the night on Monday.  At our house the snow was less than an inch but higher elevations received much more.  The storms were called "twenty-five-year" storms.  Statistics don't amount to much.  This is the second consecutive year in which we have had the "twenty-five-year storm."  The sun came out on Tuesday afternoon and we have had a very pleasant week since then.

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!

11 comments:

Sam said...

It is cute though - I wish our boys were a little more interactive - they way they go about things you'd think they were afraid to get cooties from each other.

Sam

The Bug said...

LOVE the squishy pictures - they're just too cute.

And the quote is fabulous. I'll have to ponder it.

Here's hoping for a dryer week for you guys!

Carolina Linthead said...

Schweitzer was such a deep thinker! Awwww...I so love your pics of the girls. Rather fond of you, my bloggy friend...thanks for the support and encouragement!

Ms. A said...

We don't get much snow, but I'll take snow any day, compared to flooding rains, which we get quite often. Glad your weather has cleared and the girls we able to take advantage of the outdoors. They sure are adorable!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

LOL... the first and last picture say it all!!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is a beautiful quote and sentiment!
I love the photos of your girls...and their closeness is really SWEET.
I hope your weekend and your weather is dry and clear!!!

Berts Blog said...

I just love to see the girls. They are so close (literally)

We hope you stay safe during your flooding and colder weather.

The flooding is really scary.

Love
Bert

Rudee said...

I wish I could nap like that. I wouldn't care who was smooshing me if I could only close my eyes for a bit!

KB said...

That really was an eye-popping move by Lucy - as you said, it was shocking despite Lucy's regular squishes of Ellie!

Thanks for the smile!

Arkansas Patti said...

I adore how the girls lean and lay all over eachother.
Isn't it funny how animals get excited in the cold and especially the snow. Mighty actually prances on repaired knees.
We are in rain mode now.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.