Friday, May 3, 2013

Fridays Are Golden

I won't even mention the weather except to say the weekend will be even worse.  Ugh!!!

Our daughter sent a doggie toy to the girls.  It's shaped like a bowling pin and is covered with the same material as tennis balls.  So one would assume that Ellie would go right for it.  Not only did she not go for it, she tried her best to avoid it.

Lucy sticks the toy toward Ellie's face.
Nothing doing; Ellie turns away

Lucy picks up the toy.
Ellie watches but is disinterested.

Lucy takes the toy to her bed to check it out.

"Everybody knows that tennis balls should be genuine.
No fake stuff for me."

And so May is here.  But spring seems to be hiding somewhere.  Farmers are late getting crops in the water-soaked soil.  Rivers are very high with heavy rains predicted tomorrow and Sunday.  On a positive note, we didn't get any snow like they did in Arkansas!

Today's quote is from The Buddha:

Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without."

This weekend our thoughts turn those in harm's way.  Those affected by the wildfires in the West, those dealing with the aftermath of the Boston bombing, those with severe weather, those injured and the loved ones of those who died in the Bangladesh garment factory collapse, the injured and dead in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and all those on our planet who suffer.



The Bug said...

Ellie is so funny - I guess she knows what's what!

This week I've seen several different references to acceptance & the fact that we make our own happiness. And I've mostly been content - so they must be working :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I would think that toy with the tennis ball fabric would have been a yes for Ellie. Oh well.
We are having a beautiful day today-no snow thankfully and bright sunshine! I am so thankful that we haven't had any major loss here but think of those who has lost so much.
Have a peaceful weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Carolina Linthead said...

Ellie and her tennis balls! She is the cutest thing. And nobody can say Lucy didn't try to share :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Goldens are beautiful! So are those photos of the tulips at the Biltmore..what an awesome place that must be:)

Arkansas Patti said...

Funny how the girls have different taste in toys. At least there would be no arguing over it.
N/W Arkansas did have snow but not here. Just mid 30's. My poor hummers evidently didn't pack jackets. They look miserable and I had to bring in the nectar so it wouldn't freeze last night.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We have loved our visit to eastern TN, and know what you mean about the weather--It's cold here this morning. I also know what you mean about the toys. I will find what I think is the most perfect toy for our dogs, and they ignore it... Just like kids! :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm with Ellie, give me the real deal or nothing. :)
Wishing you a nice weekend no matter your weather.

Ginnie said...

Animals certainly have minds of their own, don't they? It would be fun to be able to understand Ellie's resistance ... maybe she doesn't like change !

Rudee said...

For a change our weather has been glorious and spring like. The garden is blooming, though it's really late. I hope yours makes a turn for the better, soon.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. It's hard to determine just why a certain dog likes or doesn't like a particular toy.

Rudee - Hope your loved one is better.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love the pics of your Goldens. They look so sweet and special.