Awwww, look who was basking in the sun waiting for breakfast. Between Lawrence of Arabia and Lola, the two keep me busy during my most productive writing hours.
The mornings heat up quickly, reminders that Lawrence is already out and about foraging in her natural habitat that we have fenced off for her. While taking recommended periodic breaks from sitting in front of my computer, I pull out green veggies from the fridge, then go out to the front yard to cut leaves from our fruitless mulberry tree. When I opened the gate to her yard, my hands holding a pitcher of water and a colander of dandelion, mulberry leaves, and shredded carrots, Lawrence came “running” over.
And Lola is just the best patient ever. After weeks of eye meds following her eye surgery, we are on the wind-down of eye drops and eye cream. When she sees me with the meds in my hand, she wags her tail and stays still ever-so-ready. She’s even made the task of placing ointment inside her lower lid a two-second “ordeal.” Then she allows me to gently hold her top and bottom eyelids shut to let the cream coat her eye.
When they say taking care of animals brings down your blood pressure, it’s true.
Well, last Sunday, the U.S. Surgeon General announced that, for anyone who feels wearing face coverings infringes on their civil rights, they will, in fact, enjoy more freedom if everyone covers their nose and mouth – because it prevents the wearer from spreading invisible infected droplets -- by spitting while we talk, coughing, sneezing or laughing. It’s not much of an inconvenience if it will save the life of a store clerk, restaurant or grocery store worker, a friend, or someone else you care for. I hope more people will see the sense and heed the surgeon general’s advice to don a mask.