Lucy certainly did not like the rain at all. Good thing we have accumulated a large number of "dog towels" for drying off wet dogs. Yet another benefit of a long marriage.
After days of rain, the wonderful and welcome sun popped out yesterday afternoon. The deck dried and we sat out enjoying the sun and watching the birds. The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are migrating through and are such a delight to see.
She loves the sun, indoors or outside
Lucy had her annual checkup and we mentioned that she is moving much more slowly and groans occasionally when she lies down. Our veterinarian recommended an arthritis medication. We started it on Monday and we can tell a major improvement. She no longer hesitates before going up or down the stairs and she jumps up to enthusiastically greet us when we come in from errands. The medicine is quite expensive but well worth it. She definitely feels so much better and we are grateful for that.
Today's quote is another from Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain):
The rain is famous for falling on the just and the unjust alike;
But if I had the management of such affairs,
I would fall softly and sweetly on the just,
But if I caught a sample of the unjust outdoors
I would drown him.
I suppose it's quite a good thing I do not have management of such affairs. I can think of so many of the unjust I would drown.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE
HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR AS MUCH AS YOU CAN