Lucy had a much more difficult time in puppy kindergarten than our Ellie had. Part of the reason was that she didn't seem to see the need to do what we were teaching. She especially hated the "sit" command. I've mentioned before that she had many questions about the command. Oh, do you mean NOW? How long must I sit? Where? Is this really necessary? I don't see any reason for this. You get the idea. Finally she realized that we weren't going to stop our training until she did what we asked of her. And that we would regularly reinforce the training for no good reason. So she decided it might be in her best interest if she went along with it. And generally speaking, Lucy will do whatever is in her best interest.
Note the "puppy" sit so typical of youngsters.
Even at this age Lucy did not like being told to sit and stay.
[Yes, she once had a Carolina blue collar like Ellie's]
Guess what? She never did learn to sit like an adult.
She kept the puppy sit position even as an adult.
(And no, there is nothing wrong with her joints.)
She clearly does not like to sit and pose.
Her face and demeanor convey how she feels about this.
It's still much warmer than normal for this time of year but we are expecting some cooler weather soon.
I knew things had exceeded the normal wild and crazy I have come to expect when the first "news" I heard this morning was that DJT was going to announce whether or not he believes our President of eight years was truly born in America. Like the pied piper leading the rats, he piped while the press and networks flocked to hear what he had to say. I did not, could not, watch. But I heard later that he did indeed state that he believes President Obama was born in America. Wow! I'm glad that's settled. But wait! Say it isn't so. The lead story on this evening's PBS Newshour was (ready for this?) about DJT and his big announcement. So now I can't watch even Newshour. Thank goodness Samantha Bee is back from hiatus to keep me informed.
I don't often quote the Holy Bible, at least not on this blog, but with all the rhetoric it might be a good idea for us to pay attention to the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
You need not be a "believer" to accept these words. So think on these things.
The moon is full once again. I hope you have clear skies so you can enjoy it.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
AND A WONDERFUL WEEK TO COME