Story: It is the 4th of July, and a family prepares for a special picnic. Champ, the family dog, does not want to miss the celebration. He hides away in the food basket and has a picnic of his own with all the other dogs in the park!
What kind of a picnic will it be for the family without any food?
Non-fiction: An overview of the history and celebration of Fourth of July with interesting and colorful photographs.
Many cultures take their national holiday as an opportunity to go to nature with friends and family and share a meal in the open air. I have shared my passion for the outdoors with many companions and several dogs, along my life. Buffy, a Dalmatian that would eat from plastic toys to anybody’s left overs –both apparently tasting the same-; and Emily, a chocolate Labrador that would swim to the end of the lake to bring back a branch as if her life was in it, only to drop it at my feet, and start barking with all the strength of her lungs until I threw it again. Emily was Mary’s dog. But she let me share it for many years and all the way from Boston to California.
Picnics have provided delightful moments along my life and I have treasured the dogs I have had opportunity to love. But the real motivation for this story is the firm belief that solidarity is one of the greatest qualities in life.