Elizabeth tells me that when she was a two-legger pup, she went to school. So did I, actually. But at her school, the teacher made students write essays on how they celebrated special days two-leggers have called ‘holidays’. Sunday was Thanksgiving Day, and two-leggers here get a holiday on the next day so they can travel back from home. They call it the ‘Thanksgiving Weekend’.
I find it rather awkward to hold a writing tool, but I have my faithful scribe who, by her own admission, has had a lot of practice with this sort of thing. So, today I thought I’d tell you how I spent my Monday off, seeing as I didn’t have to travel anywhere.
You’ve already seen how it started for Elizabeth yesterday. After photographing the deer, she took another picture of some trees I can see from my house:
Then we went for our usual morning perambulation. That’s a big two-legger word that sounds like I walk – one syllable for each footstep and a fifth for a wag of my tail! BOL
The leaves are still pretty, but we did get a touch of frost for Thanksgiving. And when the breeze blows, the leaves rain from the sky. But it was calm this morning, and all day. Here are some views from along our walk:
After breakfast, it was work hard all day in the garden. Well, it was for the two-leggers. They took me on a couple of walks through the day, but I mostly lay in my cone and sighed, got up, rattled the cone on a door or some furniture, flopped onto the floor (that’s much noisier than it reads), sighed again and slept for most of the day.
Elizabeth took me for a quick walk after lunch. She felt sad for me, so she decided to tie my leash to the post at the end of the walkway so I could hang out with her while she harvested the last of the carrot crop. Kay and Malcolm were working at the back garden, so Elizabeth took some photos to show me what they were doing:
The Kibble Snatching Flappers came by, and even though Elizabeth gave them some kibble to keep them busy, I thought I maybe should watch the carrots a little more closely… just in case.
Elizabeth thought she’d cheer me up.
But what about that view!
Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings we share: for beauty, for change, for safety, for friends, for food, for home. Please help us to share some of these blessings with all the two- and four-leggers we meet everyday. Amen.