Seemingly overnight, Spring has finally come to us in Maryland. And on this beautiful first weekend in April, George showed his exuberance for the season. Here he is doing his favorite thing.
This afternoon, after clearing away debris from under the bushes at the back of the manor house, I took a rest on one of the lawn chairs and my husband brought me a cup of tea and my camera with the zoom lens. I began shooting pictures of the birds at the feeder as my husband and I talked. Suddenly, George appeared and dropped a frisbee at my husband’s feet. “I guess he wants to play,” said my husband as he got up to toss him a few.
George will be two years old this summer and to this day, I can’t believe I told my husband that we didn’t need another dog. Our old border collie, Ralphie, had been the love of our lives. And his death in December 2006 shook my husband hard. That dog had been with him through cancer and chemo and he missed him terribly.
When I realized how much my husband needed another best friend, I stopped telling him that we didn’t need another dog and began encouraging him to find one.
And find one we did. George has been such a blessing in our lives.
And quite popular on my blog!
On another note, our school’s auction went quite well this weekend. My photographs and those of my co-worker, Mary, had lots of bids. We had a great time and even though I didn’t win any of the bids I put on any items, I had fun bidding on them.
Have a great week, all. Until tomorrow, my friends . . .