What does 1.5 hours in line, plenty of treats, & 28 dollars get you?
This, my friends, this:
Pluto tolerated the overall process, particularly since his friends – another dog named Sheila and her person – were present. We saw one dog sporting an actual tie for his formal family picture, which I must say was pretty cute. The others had holiday outfits, which truthfully they didn’t seem too pleased about wearing. People without pets, including an unusual number of security guards, kept stopping to see and touch all of the dogs in line. They tended to have more smiles than the pet owners who were doing their best to manage their dogs’ energies and personalities given the various sounds, smells, and visuals of the mall. This was Pluto’s first visit with Santa, and I’m proud of him for doing well with new people and surroundings. If he can “put up with stuff” this month, well, then I can, too, right?
Oh the joys of walking barefoot in the grass! Perhaps this Spring season you’ll walk on some grass and have a spring in your step, too. 🙂
YouTube Description: Cows belong in fields. We have known it for a long time. And the cows agree! In March 2012, we visited a farm in the UK to film cows being released from their indoor winter housing to their fresh pasture for spring and summer grazing. As you will see from the video, the cows could not have been happier.
Today’s inspirational & funny spark:
I hope that you get the chance to feel unabated joy this week!
According to a news article, “Eight-year-old Max the springer spaniel had to stand down from active duty after he became crippled with hip, back and leg problems… He had to take early retirement from the drug enforcement team with Avon and Somerset Police after seven years of dedicated service. But his former colleagues were determined to look after him and paid for a special ‘chariot’ to help him fight his disabilities. The all-terrain device consists of two wheels attached to a frame strapped across his back to provide balance and support.”
You can read the full story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-533770/Retired-police-dog-roll-thanks-new-set-wheels.html (dated 14 March 2008).