Lucy rearranges the two pillows on her bed frequently. She seems to have a specific purpose for each. The blue bone is for snuggling and for her head.
While the bee pillow is for resting her chin while she gazes out the window.
I've had dear Ellie on my mind lately. I miss her especially during the summer when she and Lucy would lie on the deck while I sat out to watch birds or do some reading. We bought two canvas beds for the deck so they wouldn't have to lie on the wood. But both dogs seem to prefer the wood over the beds.
No matter how big the area, the Golden Girls were never far apart.
We haven't done as much deck sitting this summer as we usually do. And certainly not in the middle of the day. It continues to be much warmer than normal for us. And the air is often still and humid as well. So deck time is late evening and early morning.
I've been doing a lot of reading this summer since it's too hot to be outdoors. In addition to my regular best sellers, I am reading some "classics" that I somehow never read. Right now it's "Watership Down" and I must say I am really enjoying it. It's one of my daughter's favorites since childhood and she couldn't believe I had never read it. Next up will be "Anne of Green Gables." It's another one I somehow missed.
Our nation and our world has been much troubled this past week. Angry outbursts seem to be the response of the day. Road rage that ends in murder. Angry police officers whose egos get in the way of justice. A police officer senselessly killing a motorist stopped for a minor violation, followed by lies about the incident. A dentist wounding and then killing a well-known lion, lured from the protection of the reserve so the "big-game hunter" could kill him for no reason other than to kill him. (The dentist had already killed at least one other African lion as well as several other large animals.) Continued unrest over Southern monuments to the Civil War dead. People losing their lives try to escape from terrorists.
Today's quote is a fitting one from the Dalai Lama:
"Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship."
Oh, that we could become a more trusting and friendly world.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
STEP OUTSIDE AND ENJOY THE BLUE MOON