Blue The Yellow Lab
Once a week I babysit Blue, a small pup who forever seems to be looking for attention. In this puppy stage he wants to be everywhere my foot wants to be. Initially, he was named for the color of his eyes. Now that he is growing up, his eyes are becoming green but his name will be staying the same. This yellow lab is continually staring up at me with expressions of expectation because he wants to be playing. That is, if you consider his grabbing my passing pant leg with his sharp teeth, as playing. Nap time brings a welcome time out for everyone.
When he is not chasing me down the hallway or leaping up or down one stair at a time, he is looking for family heirlooms to resharpen his already lethal puppy teeth. In the backyard his favorite toys are slug traps and those green plastic plant containers that come from the garden store. Although this playful puppy seems nearly untrainable, he will be attending obedience school in the fall. If this canine educational sojourn goes well, Mr. Blue may someday be riding next to me in the front seat of my jeep and on his way to becoming man's best friend.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.