Friday, September 2, 2011

Fridays are Golden

Before we go to the dogs, I want to tell you about a free book you might find of interest.  I don't often mention books I haven't read, but this one is free so you have nothing to lose.

Bob Edwards was for many years the voice of NPR's "Morning Edition."  His abrupt termination a few years ago left many NPR listeners (including me) very angry.  He moved on to another successful career in radio and we moved on with our anger and returned to listening to "Morning Edition"  because it was better than most alternatives.  But please don't mention that to NPR.  They think I am still boycotting "Morning Edition."

Bob Edwards has written a memoir called A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio which will be published on September 21.  This book is available right now as a free download to your Kindle or Nook, or other electronic reading devices and you can read it prior to the book release.  How cool is that?

Being cool brings us back to golden Friday.  Sometime ago we purchased canvas beds for the dogs to use when we were out on the porch.  I must say, they were not exactly a big hit with the girls.  This spring we had our decks stained again and the newly-stained boards can get quite hot in the bright sunshine.  We decided to move the beds up to the deck so the dogs wouldn't have to lie under the table for comfort.

Lucy is in love with the beds.

She will lie out on the deck even when the rest of us go inside.

Ellie does not seem to be especially fond of the beds.

She will lie on them when it is hot and sunny, but prefers the deck floor when it is cooler.

Dinnertime finds both dogs lying under the table next to the person most likely to accidentally drop something.  (Hint:  Those are NOT my legs.)  I'm just sayin'.

And here we are in September, although it doesn't feel much like it around here.  So many people in our nation and in other countries across the globe are struggling and in pain.  Think of them this holiday weekend.  And stay safe.



Ms. A said...

I thought it was starting to get cooler there? We're still sweltering and over-dry, except for sweat.

Have a great one!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those beds DO look good for the deck area. Cocoa loves laying outside on the pool chaise lounge. (spoiled who?) She will lay there long after she is really HOT. Ozzie prefers the comforts of a/c.
I won't let NPR know your lil' secret. :)

Have a beautiful weekend!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

We likes the looks of those beds!!

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

George said...

Thanks for the heads up about the book. I'm always looking out for good books, especially at that price.
The girls' beds look pretty neat.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Cicero Sings said...

I looked at those beds when we first got Mingus. I'm not sure he'd like one. He is such a fussy little fellow. As it is, he has THREE beds of his own to chose from. Interestingly enough, he most often chooses the cheapest of the bunch! Go figure.

D.K. Wall said...

Funny, despite dog beds all over the house, The Herd never uses them and prefers to find their own spots.

Cheryl said...

I love the way you finish your heartwarming.

Ha! I for one would not have thought they were your legs but you did make me smile :)

Always delightful to see the golden girls....whatever they are doing they are such wonderful Friday therapy......

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I've seen these beds before and I think once the dog gets used to them they adjust-maybe not as soft as a normal dog bed but still good-especially in the heat. Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

carolina nana said...


troutbirder said...

You too Carolyn. And those Golden Girls are sooo sweet.

KB said...

Too bad... I don't have an electronic reading device yet. I'm waiting for the technology to shake out.

Beautiful girls, as always!

I hope that you're enjoying the weekend. It certainly feels like fall here.

Folkways Note Book said...

My dogs are on alert while I make meals -- they are my clean-up crew -- barbara

Karin said...

Those look like excellent beds for the bed - something that can be hosed off! Cool!

Shane Kent Louis said...

your bed was really cool, you look so comfy. what about fence do you want to try it?

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eileeninmd said...

Cute little beds, I wonder if my Goldie Girl would lay on one fo them.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Cheryl, I love the way you ended your post. That was really funny. Great dog beds! I'm not sure if my Saydi will like it as much as I do tho. It looks like a great outdoor bed.