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The Belle Show

Two minutes of pure Belle, doing what she likes to do best, walk around the room until I relent and get up and let her out. Which I did right after I shot this video. She got to the door and said "No, I don't want to go out, you idiot..."

So we went into the kitchen and I asked her if she wanted a "fishy-cookie" (as I called her freeze-dried fish treats), and she said "Yes, of course I want one, or two, I love those smelly things, Mummy." So she got 2 small ones. After that, she settled down, for maybe 10 minutes and then she was up again. Talking to me again. I went outside with her and she came with me this time, and we sat outside, taking in all the birds and chipmunks and flora that is our world here at Crow Cottage. No sun today, just some overcast skies and a little warm but not hot like it has been. We can handle this, but I am really waiting for fall this year, more than I have in a long time, because this has been one long hot summer.

Belle said to say "hi/woof" to you all, BTW, but of course she waited until my camera was put away before saying it!

Collie Dogs!

Bex & Belle

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I think I could turn and live with animals...
They are so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied... not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from "Leaves of Grass, No. 32"] ~


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