Friday, November 09, 2018
Sadly we are inundated with a smoky sky from the fires up north. No rain means perfect conditions for fires and our beautiful state of California has had her share of them the past few years. This recent one is about 4 hours away but due to the winds, we are seeing the effects by the eery light caused by smoke. This breaks my heart.
Bernie is slowly testing his momma. He is acting more assure of himself, testing the waters and I try to nip it in the bud if there are any actions I won’t stand for. His main habit is rolling in the garden, tracking in every morsel of dirt and leaves into my cottage, driving me crazy. But that is what he enjoys, and who am I to put a stop to something that he feels a need for. Especially after meals, he loves to roll around wiping his mouth. My old Golden use to do that on my sofa; I prefer Bernie’s manners.
Today he gets his medicated bath and a trip to where my mom resides for a little visit. The patients there adore Bernie and are able to get their doggie fix. It does my heart good to see what dog therapy can do for people in situations such as a skilled nursing facility. I think anyone with a calm dog should consider registering their dog as a therapy one and visit places like the place my mom is in. Or even hospitals. It gives the dog a sense a purpose and provides unlimited happiness to both sides.
Well, it is time for our walk…enjoy the day, enjoy the moment, just enjoy…..