Like much of the country, we have continued to have record-breaking high temperatures. Ninety degrees in the mountains is damned hot. Especially when there is no mountain breeze. Lucy's early morning romps are cut short. It's been in the mid-70s by 7:00 every morning. And last evening when I took her out at 9:00, it was still 78 degrees. Very unusual June weather for us. We shouldn't complain. Many areas of the country are far worse.
I've thought about Ellie more often than usual this week. Her birthday anniversary was June 21. I sometimes wonder if Lucy has any memory of her. I suppose no one will ever know what kind of recollections a dog holds. I know that when people or animals come back into a dog's life after a long period, the dog remembers them. But do they think of them in their absence? Is it "out of sight, out of mind" or do they consciously miss the person or animal? Lucy's behavior in the weeks after Ellie's sudden death indicated she definitely missed her. But then she returned to her "normal" behavior and settled in to enjoy the life of an only child.
Regular readers know how Lucy used Ellie as a pillow. What you might not know is that she did that from the time she was a little puppy. I scanned in an old photograph taken when Lucy was about five months old.
Lucy and her favorite pillow
It's been an interesting week politically, hasn't it? So many things have happened that are unprecedented in our lifetime. And the "sit-in" on the House floor is definitely one of them. So many rules broken to give voice to the need for some sort of gun control legislation. No votes were called and the House was adjourned in the wee hours of the morning. But many of the Democrats remained there in protest.
A renowned author, political activist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and survivor of the Holocaust provides our quote for today.
Eliezer (Elie) Wiesel:
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR AND REMEMBER
EVERYONE IS YOUR NEIGHBOR