A Welcome Break

Even a four-day work week can get you down occasionally, and it’s so nice to have an extra holiday on a Monday.

Not having to drive into the city is always a plus, even though sometimes the view is picture-worthy (see above photo of Colonial Circle in Buffalo, New York).

But there’s something to be said for just hanging around the house, doing laundry, cleaning, reading, or doing absolutely nothing (hence, my second post this weekend!)

As a plus, we are experiencing a break in our cold winter weather.  In fact, this morning I heard a robin singing – can spring be far away?  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the robin to take a photo of it.  It wasn’t in the tree with the broken limb:

Nor could I found it elsewhere.

While I looked for the robin, Puppy Cody enjoyed searching the yard for squirrels and bunnies:

The back of the yard still has snow, making the tracking more enjoyable.  Closer to the house, grass is showing through the snow, and when it was time to go in, Cody refused:

Even promises of “lunch” or “treats” would not budge her.  Finally I just locked the gate, went in myself, and opened the window blinds so I could keep an eye on her:

Yep, still out there and still refusing to come in, the little brat.

So, you ask, how did I finally get her to come in?  Well, at the most convenient time, a neighbor was walking her dog down the street and Cody ran onto the porch to look – at which point, I suggested that Cody “go look out the window!” – and dumb dog that she is, she immediately ran inside to the upstairs window so she could “see better.”

I’m so proud that I’m [still] smarter than the dog.

But probably not by much.

Happy Monday, Everyone.  Tomorrow it’s back to work.

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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalieStudio

 

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16 Responses to A Welcome Break

  1. Cody will never admit the toes were getting a little cold…
    Had to laugh. Molly Malamute will run inside to look out the front window – the cracks between boards of the fences are just too thin to get a full picture view!)

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  2. simplywendi says:

    🙂 enjoy your day off………I hope it has treated you well.

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  3. Tippy Gnu says:

    That trick worked pretty good. Although now you’ll have to get the Windex out, to clean the nose smudges off the window.

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  4. Smarter than the dog? Who does the housework? Who feed who? Who gets to live in the lap of luxury while you pay for everything. Yeah, we are SO much smarter 😀

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  5. That’s a cute little story 🙂

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  6. nickc324 says:

    That’s a great way to get the dog inside! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the day.

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  7. markbialczak says:

    Thank you for sharing your quite lovely Monday, CM. We did not have off at the library. And, we have quite a bit of snow here, including another layer getting dropped this morning as prepare to head in for my work Thursday! I think the robins are well secured to your east.

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