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Friday, September 13, 2013

Fridays Are Golden



We are enjoying some gorgeous weather around here.  The mornings are cool and crisp and the days are sunny with the occasional shower.  (Of course, one of those showers popped up just as I was leaving the salon after my hair cut.)

I am filled with political rhetoric, but have decided that Golden Fridays should be kept golden.  And I'm sure you thank me for that.

Thank goodness our Golden Girls have no worries about the world.  Their concerns are primarily whether or not they will get dinner.  With amazing regularity, they sit at my husband's knee beginning at 4:00 every afternoon until he feeds them at 4:30.  Near 9:00 pm they begin to wander around to remind us that it is time for their last trip outside and then bedtime.  We've never had dogs more eager to go to bed than these two.

The dogs are comfortable with  rules and routines.  They know what parts of the house are dog-free zones.  They know toys are for the den and not the great room.  (Well, Ellie makes an exception for her beloved tennis balls.  To her credit, she does not play with them except in the den; merely carries them around with her.)  For no reason I can discern, they always take their chews to their beds to work on them there.
 
 
 
Believe it or not, Lucy always goes to the bed with her name on it.
She also has a tennis ball for safe keeping.

 
 
 
Ellie is slower and more deliberate with her chew.

 
 
 
You would think her jaws would be sore, but she is not often seen without one or two tennis balls unless she is sleeping.


Today's quote is from physicist Albert Einstein.  In case you didn't believe he was a real genius, reflect on this statement from the early 20th century:

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."


HAVE A FUN AND SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!
 
 
 


12 comments:

Tara Crowley said...

I think you've got your girls in a good routine -- most dogs thrive with routine (kind of like people).

That A.E. was an amazing human as well as an intellectual giant. I've always appreciated that he showed us his humanity routinely (there's that word again)

Have a lovely weekend - I'm glad your rains have stopped.

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Tara Crowley said...

I think you've got your girls in a good routine -- most dogs thrive with routine (kind of like people).

That A.E. was an amazing human as well as an intellectual giant. I've always appreciated that he showed us his humanity routinely (there's that word again)

Have a lovely weekend - I'm glad your rains have stopped.

http://my86400sec.blogspot.com

The Bug said...

I'm practically as routine oriented as the girls - but my routine needs some work because I routinely don't get enough sleep :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Smart, smart golden girls you have there~ I love that quote too!!

Ms. A said...

"My Friday Girls" never fail to bring a smile when I see them. Thank you!

Arkansas Patti said...

Not sure who is trained the best--the girls or you two. Mighty has me totally trained.
I love the two tennis ball look. Adorable and funny.

Cicero Sings said...

Your girls are the dearest! My boy ... rascally ... but fun too. He is stretched out on the dining/hall floor cooling off. It is pretty hot here today but we are promised cooler temps by Monday. Good thing as I need to travel for a couple of days and it is better to travel cooler than hot ... especially with a dog ... even though I do have air conditioning.

Mary Lee said...

I always love the tennis ball pictures. Too precious!

What kind of chews do they have?

Happy weekend. Get out your sweaters.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that they are such 'routine loving' dogs; can't beat that!
Enjoy your weekend.

Carolina Linthead said...

Ms Ellie and her two tennis balls...lol! Oh, I love your girls. And sometimes we just need to be golden on Friday, yes. Lost a dear friend and warrior for social justice Thursday night. The struggle goes on, but one must stop and revel in the beauty of life, the unconditional love of dogs for their people, and how they lift our hearts and ease our burdens with their sweet smiles. Thank you!!!

robin andrea said...

Love seeing the golden girls. The quote is excellent and sadly true.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. Yes, our dogs do indeed have us trained. But it works all around. The treats are Himalayan Chews and are dried and hardened yak cheese.