Dogs know how to cool off. They go to a cool tile floor and lay down, close their eyes and take a nap. I might just have to take a few lessons from Bodhi tomorrow and find a cool place to close my eyes and rest. And drink plenty of water. It is going to be a busy week.
Five years have come and gone just like that! In the blink of an eye, my granddaughter is going to school. Where did all the time go? We watched her every day for 2- 1/2 years. Now, she will be off on her own, riding the bus, doing homework, and meeting new friends. I wonder what kind of friends she will make the first day of school? I hope that whomever she meets will be the kind of friend that will accept her, warts and all. She is outspoken like her Grandma. She is stubborn like her Grandma. But, would I let any of that change my feelings about her? Absolutely not! And, I hope that she never tells me she never wants to see me again just because I correct her spelling while she is doing her homework. After all: if someone you love can't correct you, who can? She will probably experience many more rejections before her time on this earth is over.
Hopefully, she is wise enough to know that we corrected her because we cared. She is a precocious young girl, filled with curiosity and kindness and love. She will do well with whatever she decides to do in life, I just know it. She is artistic and creative and filled with dreams and imagination. She stands on the precipice of her life, ready to take the challenge of what lies before her. And...she loves animals. Need I say more?