The weather has been much cooler this week. That means it's time to hit the trails.
Ellie sits while we take a break for water.
Lucy conquers a large stump and smiles.
Ellie patiently waits for passers-by. Many people thank us for stopping our dogs. Others ask if they can approach. We usually don't even have to command, "sit-stay." The girls automatically sit when we stop walking. Well, Ellie always does. Sometimes Lucy needs a prompt.
Lucy loved sitting on the stump but Ellie didn't seem inclined to join her. "Just as well," says Lucy. "After all, I AM the Queen of the Hill."
A most unusual sight. Ellie using Lucy as a pillow. Actually she had no choice...Lucy kept taking more and more space until Ellie had no other place to lay her head.
Hard as it may seem to believe, this is the last weekend in April. The weather has been so strange around here that it's hard to determine which season we are enjoying.
We have two quotes today. Both concern compassion. The first is from John Fitzgerald Kennedy. (Who, by the way, never made me want to throw up.) When he spoke them I had no idea how much we would lose our national purpose, our national action, and our national compassion as we moved toward such a bitter partisan society.
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion.
The other quote is from George Washington Carver:
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because some day in your life you will have been all of these.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!