We encounter box turtles every now and again. Usually dogs become quite excited at seeing them. Even the best trained bird dogs will point a turtle in the field, much to the dismay of the hunters who are expecting a covey of birds.
When Lucy spotted the turtle, she ran right up to sniff it.
You may need to click to enlarge the following pictures to see the turtle.
The turtle made the slightest move. Lucy jumped back to give it plenty of space.
She was clearly fascinated by the turtle but she didn't dare to approach it.
She stood at attention and watched as the turtle disappeared under the shrubbery.
Our thoughts go out to all of those suffering in this world. We are especially thinking of the friends and family members of the victims at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
It is fitting that our quote for today comes from a eulogy delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963. He was speaking at the combined funeral service for the four little girls who also lost their lives in a church.
"And so today, you do not walk alone."
I wish I could believe that this senseless act, yet another in a continuing string, would stimulate our leaders to do more for gun control in our country. I fear it will not. I wish we would stop proclaiming that racial discrimination and hatred has ended. It has not. We must all try to find ways to make this country safe for every citizen. We must stop white-washing the truth and look at the reality of our culture. When, oh when, will we ever learn?
HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND, EVERYONE