Sunday, February 16, 2014

Summer Sunday


I'm not going to even say the "s-word" (snow). I'm not going to say the other "s-word" or the "w-word" either (storm and winter). 

I'm not going to ask how I got trapped in the world's ugliest snow globe. Boo and Hiss. We don't need any of that. I'm resorting to a different approach. . . the power of positive thinking! 

Spring follows winter here on planet Earth, at least in Pennsylvania it does. 

So forget all this crap and drudgery. I've selected some of my favorite sunny pictures of Wiley from warmer days. Look at them. Enjoy them. 

Imagine sitting comfortably in the sun. You aren't wearing 12 layers of clothes. When a soft breeze blows it doesn't hurt your face. You watch fat birds pull fatter worms from the supple ground. Somewhere in the distance a neighbor is listening to a baseball game while he works on his car, while you casually toss the ball for your dog.

Summer is our equivalent of a hurricane survival kit. We store up all the good feelings, memories, and sunshine we can, to get us through the lean days.

Says Emily Dickinson:

The Sky is Low, The Clouds Are Mean

The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

Although some may disagree,  in winter Nature is without her crown but in summer she is radiant and sovereign. 

 Never mind those days of storms or heat waves. I'm pretending those don't exist, and I'm focusing on these happy smiling pictures of my beautiful furkid loving life.

And just in case that doesn't do it for you, here are some pictures of Rosco, Moose, and Owen. Rosco was one of our first featured dogs! Read his story here.  Their mom, Katie, has endless ideas about silly creative ways to have fun and keep busy. If these pictures don't make you smile, you'd better see the Wizard and ask for a new heart. 

Rosco doesn't seem too worried about the vehicle approaching him.

Look at that smile!

Keep your chin up kids. We'll be out of this winter soon enough.

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