Just a Pretty DayPosted: February 18, 2014
Some days need to be celebrated just because they’re pretty. This past Saturday was that kind of day. After a string of dreary, drizzly, cold, and gray days, Saturday arrived with blue skies, bright sunshine, and relatively warm temperatures. It was just too wonderful to waste any time inside, so my humans and I decided to spend every possible minute outside enjoying the beauty.
We started our Pretty Day celebration with a walk around the Louisiana State University campus. Things were a bit busy for a weekend because some students are having to attend Saturday classes in an effort to make up instruction time from all the winter storm closures this semester, a very unusual situation for South Louisiana. After watching warm-ups for a high school track meet, we climbed the stairs of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for a bird’s-eye view of Tiger Stadium. I spied a gleam in my humans’ eyes as their thoughts obviously drifted to fall and Tiger football.
I managed to pull them away and we made our way over to the Parade Ground for a lovely view of the Memorial Tower. By this time it was getting a little warm; we were all a bit parched; and, as you can tell by the clock on the Memorial Tower, it was after noon.
So we continued our Pretty Day celebration at The Bulldog, a local pub that welcomes four-legged patrons and supports canine charities. Don’t worry, the beer was for my humans. I had a nice big bowl of cold water . . .
. . . and a tiny taste of Daddy’s beer. I know that many of you have experienced much worse winter weather than we’ve seen, and that it’s far from over. And some of my friends in the Southern Hemisphere have endured unbearable summer heat. My wish for all of you is that very soon you’ll have a day that’s just a pretty day, and that you’ll celebrate every beautiful minute that it offers. Here’s to your very own Pretty Day celebration. Cheers!