Friday, May 11, 2012

Fridays Are Golden

It always starts with a silent signal between the two of them.  And suddenly they are wrestling.  This time it was in front of the garage and it was a half-hearted match for sure.  No teeth baring, no growling.  It was almost as if they were expected to go through the motions.

Lucy readies herself for the attack.

They swirl around one another.

This is more of a pushing and shoving tryst than a wrestling match.

The two dogs blend into one.

And now it's over very quickly.

Lucy snoozes with her head on the hard hearth.

While Ellie catches a few winks beside the coffee table.

I will be taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks.  Our daughter is coming from WI for a visit and we have a lot of things planned.  I'll try to spend some time dropping by your blogs during the week.

Thanks to all of you who strongly disagree with my feelings verbalized in Wednesday's post and yet you have shown up again to see the Golden Girls.  And thanks as well to those of you who commented positively on the post.  I love all of you whether or not we disagree on some things.

Today's quote is from Ted Koppel:
"Aspire to decency.  Practice civility toward one another.  Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it.  Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail as you surely will...adjust your lives, not the standards."

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mothers.



Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful action shots! A beautiful blur of fur!

Cheryl said...

I do so love to see dogs play. I could watch all day and more.
That is what I miss, now that Nella is an only dog.
I keep thinking about getting another one but something holds me back.....
Just love those Golden Girls :0}

Refering to your previous post:
I love the fact that you give an honest opionion. I have always had great respect for those that do.

The Bug said...

When my brother & I played around like that inevitably one of us would get hurt (just like mom always warned).

Have fun with your daughter! And I love the quote...

Ms. A said...

The girls are a such a wonderful blur of happiness. Love it!

Happy Mother's Day!

kks said...

hugs to the hounds...i am missing mine...but getting dog fixes when i can!
Enjoy the time with your daughter!

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I will miss you during your time with your daughter but so understand.
What fun you'll have. Have a great Mother's Day.
Hugs, Noreen

Berts Blog said...

Don't be gone too long. I love your posts but of course you know I love the Golden Fridays most.

Have fun iwth your daughter


Rudee said...

Enjoy your Mother's Day with your family. Will miss you, and your voice.

I love your quote today.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Great quote! Your Goldens always exude such joy, love seeing them play.
Enjoy your break!

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is so funny how quickly they become wore out from play....I see that daily too.
I had a dream the other night that I was snuggling with a golden girl, surely it was one of yours!!!
Enjoy your time with your daughter and have a beautiful Mother's day.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved the goldens play tussling. Enjoy your visit and take lots of pictures. See ya on the flip side.

Madi and Mom said...

Have a lovely visit with your first daughter!!
The Golden Girls are always a delight!!
I love how they play with just as much enjoyment as they nap!!
Madi and Mom

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KB said...

Ah, your girls. They look so healthy and happy. Enjoy them.

I'll be taking a parallel blogging break with yours. Enjoy yours and I'll try to enjoy mine.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Happy Mother's Day and have a wonderful time away visiting with family.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We miss you but that's OK b/c you will be having a wonderful time!!!!

George said...

It's wonderful to see the girls at play. I'm glad they enjoy playing together, even if it does wear them out. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your daughter.

Ginnie said...

Enjoy your "respite" from blogging and let us know all about it when you come back !

troutbirder said...

It seems quite simple yet endearing. Their friends...

Ginnie said...

I know you're on a respite from blogging but just wanted to let you know that your comment on my entry about baby beets is hysterical...yes, commas can make all the difference !!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

They are adorable doing their dance. You got some really great shots.

Enjoy your daughter's visit. It's a great time to be here, with windows open for great sleeping at night and the birds waking you up in the morning.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love this post and seeing how just a look can erupt in so much fun!!

I hope you're doing well, and are enjoying your weekend!!

Taradharma said...

joyus photos!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and are having a grand time with your family.