In the interest of equal time, I decided to give Lucy another post of her own, since I did two posts for Ellie's birthday. So here are some more glimpses into the daily life of Lemonade Lucy.
She loves to lie on the deck watching birds and animals.
She rests her head on the lower railing and puts two paws between the slats.
She is so smart that she knows which bed says "Lucy."
(I strongly suspect that for some reason this bed is the more comfortable,
but my husband insists Lucy can read her name.)
It took quite a while for her to learn "down/stay," but she does know the command and follow it.
In fact, both dogs run to the door and put themselves in a down/stay whenever the doorbell rings.
They may look so well behaved but don't kid yourself. After they have been released they run to the fridge for their little piece of cheddar cheese.
While Lucy is very active, she can sleep better than anyone I know.
Another week has ended. We have seen some respite from the high temperatures but are having rather severe thunderstorms almost every day. Our thoughts go out to those suffering from nature's wrath. And to those who suffer at the hands of their fellow man.
Today's quote is attributed to several different people, most consistently to Helen Keller, so I will go with that. It seems very appropriate amid all the problems that make us feel so small and insignificant. In an era in which large corporations are considered "individuals" who can buy our electoral process, we sometimes think we don't matter much. But we do...each one of us.
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something I can.
You likely have heard variations of the story of an old man frantically trying to save starfish stranded on the shore. The shore was littered with starfish, most of whom would surely perish when the sun rose. The task seemed impossible. So many starfish and so little time. A man approached the old man and asked what he was doing. When the man told him, the younger man responded, "Why? There are too many of them. This won't make a difference." The older man threw another starfish to safety in the ocean. "It will to that one," he replied. Then continued his work.
We all have to believe that little things we do will make a difference. I reflect on the starfish story often in these confusing days when every detail of our lives seem politicized. And for a while I feel a little bit better.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE! DO THE SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO.