Friday, April 3, 2015

We Love Lucy

Our Lucy loves to hang out around the yard, especially with my husband.  When he is working on simple chores, he allows her to stay out there with him.  While she definitely sniffs around, she never strays far and has never left the yard.  More than any dog we've ever had, Lucy loves to watch people do things.  She keenly watches when we open a box or assemble something.

She's on alert for some reason.  Perhaps a smell?  Notice the tail

 She looks up at my husband to follow every move he is making.
I think I could do that if only I had hands with thumbs

 She is very patient as she waits for him to complete the task
Often she is rewarded with a trip down to our creek where the smells are so wonderful

After a busy week, most of us will slow down a bit today.  Because today is one of the holiest days of the year for Christians and for Jews.  For Christians, today is Good Friday marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  And for Jews, Passover begins at sundown, marking the last plague that allowed for their escape from the bonds of slavery in Egypt and the beginning of their journey to the Promised Land.

[Interestingly enough, in our small town, the Jews (who do not have a temple here), hold their worship services at the Catholic Church.  The Torah is kept in the priest's office.  Somehow it did not seem appropriate to have it in the sanctuary with the large crucifix overhead.]

Passover and Easter make this is a time of renewal for Jews and Christians.  And for non-believers, the emerging spring also puts a breath of renewal in their hearts.

Today's quote is from novelist and activist Isabel Allende:

"We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.  In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity people do amazing things.  The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome."



Golden Daily Scoop said...

Lucy is such a sweet girl! What a wonderful quote!

Carolina Linthead said...

Lucy totally could do that if she had hands and thumbs! I love that the Jewish and the Catholic congregations share the same, oh Israel, the Lord our God is one. We are finally beginning to see blooming daffodils up here!

Tara said...

beautiful post. beautiful lucy. we've had to install a gate in our front yard to keep our Lucy in when we are working outside. She loves to run into the street and bark at passersby. All voice commands go right out the window.

Have a lovely weekend!

Barbara Rogers said...

How great to see Lucy outside again. I'm so thrilled to have windows open all over my house (which hasn't been spring cleaned yet)!

Arkansas Patti said...

How interesting and comforting that the Jews and Catholics worship in the same building. See, we can all get along.
Lucy sure seems to be enjoying the better weather. She really does look like she knows just what is being done.

Ms. A said...

Have a beautiful Easter.

Anonymous said...

Lucy is such a wonderful work companion!

It is so interesting to know that the Jewish population there goes to the Catholic church. What a wonderful blending of the world! Happy holidays to you.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What fun for your girl!

I love having one or more of the dogs outside with me when I work in the yard -- They give great advice, like more play, less work! :-)

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!

KB said...

Did you say Cadbury Eggs? Oh my - I'm an addict!

It's great that your Lucy will just hang out contentedly with you in the yard. She really does look like she's watching closely.

I love the quote about how nature deals with adversity. Happy Springtime to you!

Cheryl said...

Dear Lucy,
I wonder what he is thinking......
I love her stance in these images.

Wonderful to hear that two religions come together at gives one a little bit of hope.

I love the quote.....beautiful.

The Bug said...

I think I had something profound to say but now all I can think about is Cadbury Eggs :)

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one addicted to Cadbury eggs.