Friday, August 19, 2011

Fridays are Golden

Finally.  We are having seasonal weather!  For us that means cooling down to the low 60s or even 50s during the evenings.  Awakening to a temperature of 64 is a vast improvement.  Everyone seems more active and that is certainly true of the Golden Girls.  We try to take them to places where they can run off leash through open areas.

We are all in the car and eager to go.

Invariably my husband opens the door and remembers one more thing he needs to do.
Mom, can't you make him hurry up?

As usual, Lucy hits the ground running the instant her leash is removed.

Ellie lopes along, having just as much fun without exhausting herself.

My husband and I typically stand about a hundred yards apart.  The dogs will run between us several times, just glad to be outside with us.  Then they lose interest in that and take off on their own.

We often enforce a "sit/stay" so Lucy can catch her breath.  She seems a bit bored by it all.

Lucy decides that if she is to remain still she might just as well lie down.

Faces full of smiles, the girls head back to the car.

UK female activists have infiltrated the minds of women in nearby Asheville.  On Sunday the participating women plan to show up at Asheville's Pack Square Park and bare their breasts, protesting the inequality that allows men to go topless while women are not allowed to do so.  According to the protest organizer, women might be uncomfortable doing this, "and that's part of the issue."

Interestingly enough, Asheville has no laws prohibiting bare-breasted women from appearing in public.  The statutes governing indecent exposure ban only the "external organs of sex or excretion."  According to an Asheville police spokesman that means only body parts below the waist.  The mammary glands would not be considered sex organs and thus the women will not be arrested.  To quote the spokesperson, "They can breast away.  It's not a crime."  Sort of takes away from the protest, doesn't it?    I will wait in breastless breathless anticipation to see what happens on Sunday afternoon.



Berts Blog said...

Oh they look so lovely and so happy running and playing. I really enjoyed your post today and hope to have an update on the protest tomorrow.


Elora said...

Beautiful girls! (fur-covered, that is...!)


Ms. A said...

Envious of your cooler weather!

I will assume that nursing mothers have no problem feeding in public?

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, As always your Friday posts make me smile. Love seeing your girls running free and enjoying being outside when the temps are cooler. The protest is so ridiculous and I can't wait to see how it falls apart.
Hugs, Noreen & Reggie

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lucy's face in that second photo is priceless!!
Nice weather: ME: Jealous. :)

What is with these crazy women...who wants to see their bare chests? Men have been topless since the caveman days. get over it.
Oy, don't get me started. apparently these people have WAY too much time on their hands...perhaps we could find some volunteer jobs for them?
Have a great weekend!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Oh,look at those golden girls go! So full of life and energy!!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Arkansas Patti said...

They do make running look so joyful. Weather that cool might make me break out the running shoes--- well maybe the shuffling shoes.
Interesting protest. I am sure only the perky will strut their stuff.

Janie said...

Ashville seems a very unlikely spot for bare breasted women! Maybe they won't end up protesting since there's no law to protest against, as it turns out.
The girls are beautiful, as always. It's fun to see them play.

Rudee said...

Your girls look thrilled to be out at last. Hope your more temperate weather holds.

I'm looking forward to the update on the bare breasted protesters. Hope their demonstration is not a bust....

kks said...

The dogs look wonderfully happy!
Sunday in the park will likely be full of boobs.....I think it sounds like fun.....hopefully the bare breasted women won't be playing volleyball...:)

Cheryl said...

Thought I would have a break from shifting bricks and visit the golden girls. I knew they would bring a smile, I did not expect two laughs.

I will leave the baring breast issues for those that wish to protest. I am blessed that my life is too full to worry about such issues :)


Love the golden girls!! :o)

My Mind's Eye said...

Lucy and Ellie are such beautiful golden girls.

OH MY STARS...a breast show in Asheville....thankfully we aren't up there this weekend. We will be in Brevard on Oct. 19-23..hopefully it will be too cold for such foolishness.
Hugs Madi and Mom

D.K. Wall said...

That's why we kep Asheville here in the mountains - the entertainment factor of what protest will happen next.

troutbirder said...

Strange controversy, that's for sure. Such anticipation for the dogs. All I say is "go for a walk "and the big guy goes nuts. :)

BarbaraK Harrison said...

Really enjoyed Fridays are Golden. Used to live in the mountains (WV) and could so relate! Will check back often.....

Lisa said...

I love your photos - we have a Golden named Lucy too.We live in Florida and I am so envious of your cooler temps. Beautiful photos!

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely pictures of the girls. The Mountain Express had some video coverage of the uncoverage . . .