Meet Lacey and Skip. Adorable shelties that look exactly like collies only in miniature form. Guests at a local upscale hotel, their owners, Shelley and Checky are in town for the Gator Bowl and have tasked me with spelling them with a midday walk.
After taking care of business, both dogs have taken the notion that lying in the warm sunlight here on the grass is infinitely more preferable than an exhilarating walk. Their languorous demeanor reminds me to slow my own pace, and to take pleasure in the most simplistic activities. To that end, I’ve laid in the grass next to them and contemplating the clouds as they swirl over my head.