We do not share any human food with Lucy except for the occasional treat of apple or carrots. She is especially thankful when our little granddaughter visits. She positions herself directly under the high chair and takes advantage of the errors a toddler can make in learning to use a spoon and fork. Alas, no toddler yesterday and thus regular dog food for Lucy as usual. She is now on a prescription diet consisting of both canned food mixed with kibble and she views each meal with great enthusiasm. She never had canned dog food before this year so it is quite a treat for her.
I often wonder what sort of things go on in her head as she goes about her day. As she ages, she seems to need more and more to be with us. She follows my husband around all the time when he is home. She follows me as a second choice. She loves her big bolster bed in the den and often puts several tennis balls in it. She rolls them around and also uses them as massage balls. Although our Ellie loved her toys, Lucy never cared much for them.
Lucy in her bed
Back and Forth
You may notice there is a green bed next to Lucy's. Yes, we still have Ellie's bed there and sometimes Lucy lies across both of them. And yes, my preference would be to give the bed to the shelter, but it seems to mean a lot to my husband.
Today's quote is from Henry David Thoreau:
"I am grateful for what I am and what I have.
My Thanksgiving is perpetual."
Wouldn't it be great if we all were perpetually thankful?
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE!