Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The rain came at last, and the flowers and vegetables are happy. There is gratitude on the face of the rose, and the chard leaf embraces and holds all the raindrops it can. I'm happy to see the plants happy. I'm also very happy that Bonnie Jo Campbell will be here in only two days! That's right, at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Dog Ears Books we will welcome the author of Once Upon a River to Northport, and I can hardly wait. That is, it would be hard to wait if the days were not already so brimming full.
Sarah has a new best friend. She and Zeva, full of boundless happiness and nearly boundless energy, have no idea that their morning play will only last a week and not forever. When Zeva nears our house, she begins to turn her head and look for Sarah, and when Sarah spies Zeva outside, she actually barks!
Does it look more like fighting than playing? If you have a dog who loves to rough-house, if you were ever a boy or a tomboy, you'll understand how much fun these two are having.
See how happily they share their fresh water when they stop to take a break?
A tired dog is a happy dog. Sarah will be more content to spend another day in the bookstore now that she's had such a fantastic morning with her new best friend.