Good morning from sunny South Texas! Whoops ~ it's no longer
morning, it's noon already. Where does the time go? I have been
busy doing little chores around the house. It's a really pretty day
outside and Bentley has been in and out all morning.
I felt like just checking in with y'all and chatting for a few minutes
before I get on to other tasks. I have fresh daisies on the island and
a vintage bowl filled with crisp red apples. The combination of the two
make me really happy.
See what I mean? More apples over on the tea cart.
Did y'all watch the Westminster Dog Show last night? I never miss
it. So many beautiful dogs. That Pomeranian was so darn cute and
Juliette the Yorkie was so pretty. That long flowing coat was gorgeous.
I cannot imagine ever letting Bentley's hair get that long! He's like a
mop as it is. Every little twig and leaf comes inside with him. I will
be anxious to see part two of the show tonight, especially the terriers.
Sometimes I think I would like to get a second dog. I don't know
how Bentley would feel about it. He's been the "only dog" for his
entire life. Every time I see a Golden Retriever, I feel like I am longing
to have one once again. My neighbor in Idaho always had yellow
Labs. She used to bring a puppy home from a guide dog service
near Palo Alto, California. She would have the dog for about two
years. She would take the dog to work with her at the university.
Amy is the dean of engineering at BSU and the pup would visit all
the professors and students each day. Then the dog would be tested
to see if is was a candidate for it's future as a service dog. We always
prayed that the dog would fail so it could stay with Amy, but they
always passed until this last one. Hooray! So, I think that since
Bentley is used to Labs, he might happily adjust to a Golden too.
Bentley will have the last word on that of course :-)
I hope that wherever you live, the weather is as glorious as it is here
right now. It is really feeling like spring and such a happy tonic
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley