"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Summertime...and the livin' is easy if you're a dog

I spent the past weekend in Chico for the last big home improvement push before my condo went on the market - a push that succeeded despite my starting out with nary a grasp of how much work would actually be involved, thanks to the huge generous efforts of friends and family and hired help. Thanks Heather, thanks Mom and Dad, thanks Amanda for the early start on the painting, thanks Oscar and Angel for showing up for a good day's work. But I have to also thank these dogs for making sure that Heather and I got out in the morning to enjoy the park. Here are Mica and Ripley swimming and splashing in Little Chico Creek.

Water dogs from Emily Fisher on Vimeo.

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