Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday… And while it’s still pretty overcast, it’s brighter out there than it has been. We got a shot of sunshine yesterday morning, and a few minutes later, it was raining. Ugh.
The fur-girls don’t care about sunshine. Gg prefers that nothing falls from the sky, prefers to be warm, and Sissy just wants to walk, whether the weather is cold, hot, wet, dry… And now, they have hay bales to count. Our kindly neighbor with all the great walking trails mowed and baled last week, beating Sandy in the race to get the hay into bales before it rained.
Sissy believes it is her civic duty to inspect each and every bale. Thus far, she’s made it to about five. The coarse remains hurt Gg’s feet and I’m not fond of venturing too far off the intended trails, so Sis’s mission suffers…
Gg did inspect the first one, but after a quick check of the second bale, she decided if you’ve sniffed one hay bale in the field, you’ve sniffed ’em all. Sissy was quickly out-voted, especially since I have the human with the leash veto power. I happen to know there are too many holes and concealed dangers in a hay field, so we won’t be inspecting each and every bale.
Thankful? I’m really thankful that Sandy just kinda’ gave us a passing glance. We are crossing paws and sending good vibes and prayers out for friends who saw more of Sandy’s wrath, but everyone is still alive, still has a place to call home, still has a place to go to work as applicable, and we’re even happy that one local friend is making her way to NYC for the marathon this weekend.
I’m glad I didn’t have to make that call. While I think more good than harm will come from running the marathon as scheduled, my heart does go out to the transit, emergency services, hotel staff and others who will most certainly have even more overtime to get the City that Never Sleeps ready for the tens of thousands coming just for the race. The Knight and I have both put in very long hours/days/nights during natural disasters here, and it’s hard on the people working and those trying to cope at home while part of the “team” is focused on work.
One last point… Most races are charitable in nature, and the NYC Marathon is no exception. Over 200 non-profits receive funds from the race proceeds, so in that respect, I’m glad the race is going on as planned!
What are you thankful for today?