“Daddy, Who’s in My Backyard Today?”
I started my day with a phone call to my dad, “Daddy, who is in my backyard today?” I’ve made that phone call many times, but this morning I felt a little less annoyed and a lot more grateful than usual. And I had to take a moment to laugh. It’s a good life.
Daddy said the Griffon club was having a training day, not to worry.
I told him I was just worried because the only vehicle I could see from the house was a car that looked “like somethin’ city folk drive”, which tickled Dad.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but if you are wearing camo and are carrying a shotgun while walking around my backyard, I’m not worried. If you drive a clean, new Toyota hatchback – without paw prints or a kennel in the back – into my backyard and park it, I’m suspicious.
What’s a Griffon, you ask? I’m so glad you asked! Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, stage right, a picture is worth a thousand words!
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s ONLY supposed to get up to 90 degrees today and I’m thrilled! I may even get some sewing done today. I hope you are able to stay cool.
Please take a moment to read through the following poem by Kabir – you’ll be glad you did!!!
[ I HAD TO SEEK THE PHYSICIAN ]
I had to seek the Physician
because of the pain this world
I could not believe what happened when I got there—
I found my Teacher.
Before I left, he said,
“Up for a little homework yet?”
“Okay,” I replied.
“Well then, try thanking all the people
who have caused
They helped you