A quick trip for a gift on Saturday had me browsing through an art fair instead.
I always enjoy and admire the creativity and talent of artists,
But I have to admit that sometimes I really don't "get it."
Back at home I got to work in my flower gardens. My neglect of them along with the rain we've had really helped the weeds to overgrow. I still have a lot more work to do, but I stopped after a couple of hours because of the heat. I'll also admit that I'm putting off and dreading the work to be done in the bed that has poison ivy growing in it.
~Sheba exhausted after watching me pull weeds~
Today as afternoon storms approached and before Berkley went back home we did get all the dogs out for a walk.
Cissy has been having days where she doesn't seem to feel all that well. Today was not that kind of day for her. Cissy is definitely her "own dog." She is the only dog in the house that doesn't have a place to eat. I bring her bowl to wherever she happens to be. Her medication is always tucked inside a piece of cheese, and she always eats it first, even if I've put kibble on top of it. In the morning she'll bark once at about 5:00 to let us know she's awake. If we try to "encourage her" to get up and go outside, she'll growl. A moment later, she's there and wants to be let out. Once outside, you can't really tell her what to do, she is off lead, and so Cissy goes where Cissy wants, and comes back inside when she's ready. She doesn't usually wander off, so this isn't a problem. And today was no different. I called her to come. and she just looked over her shoulder at me.
Then she sat for a few more minutes as if she was enjoying the view. Maybe she was. I can't help but chuckle at Cissy's canine independence that knows that a lot of the rules don't apply to her.
And can you guess another dog in our household who thinks the rules don't all apply to him?
~Jake and Todd an examples of (Scottie) canine independence~