How is it possible that the first month of 2016 is ending already? It seems such a short while since the holidays.
Lucy doesn't seem to notice the passing time. For her the days are measured by her routine activities. Go outside first thing, eat breakfast, play for a while, then take a trip to the park to romp and play. The rest of the day is spent snoozing with short periods of active play and the necessary trips outside.
Lucy has several places she chooses to snooze. She snoozes more often than not in one of the several beds in the house. There are two in the great room, there is one in my husband's study, and there are two in the den. We still have Ellie's bed lying next to Lucy's. Her crate is still set up in the doggy room and her food/water dishes remain in place. While Lucy never goes inside Ellie's crate, she does drink from the water dish and sleep in the various beds.
Here she is in her own bed. Like most dogs, she has a variety of sleeping postures.
Her favorite blue tug lies nearby.
Other times she sleeps in Ellie's bed.
(You'll have to ask my husband why we bothered to have the beds personalized.)
In spite of several days of temperatures well above freezing and a bit of rain, we still have a fair amount of icy snow on the ground. However, all the roads are clear except for the non-paved ones and life is pretty much back to normal. My mother used to say that when the snow continues to lie around, it's because there will be another one soon. I'm hoping that is not true; that it's because the snow was so deep.
Still enough snow to do some tracking if you've a mind to.
I will not wax political today except to leave you with this quote. It's from Minnesota politician Walter H. Judd who worried about voter turnout in the early twentieth century:
"People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing."
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND!