Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We have a houseguest!
Our neighbour's little dog, Lily, is staying with us for a few days. I have looked after her several times in the last couple of years, but this is her first visit since Sadie and Belle came to live with me.
Our friend Ellen and her whippet Kinley also came over for dinner, and I now know that five dogs in my wee house would be a bit much! For one thing, there simply isn't enough floor space in the kitchen for Five Dogs Underfoot. And even though my girls don't play with dog toys, Kinley and Lily decided they had to have a friendly tussle over each and every toy, which led to a Loud Energetic Barking Frenzy, courtesy of Belle, Charley and Sadie. Loud Energetic Barking Frenzy is even more overwhelming than Five Dogs Underfoot.
With Martin in his pen and the pigs in the barn for the night, we took all the dogs for a run in the pasture. Kinley wasn't sure what to make of the llamas next door, who also didn't know what to make of this strange streaking bullet flying all over the pasture. My old seniors are so much slower moving than flashy two year old Kinley. But the run did us all good, and before long everyone had settled down for a little nap:
Curled Up Kinley
But the surprise of the evening was Sadie, who decided this little intruder who stole all the toys and broke all the rules was really a pretty good bunk mate. When dinner was over and the toys more or less abandoned, Sadie and Lily jumped up on the couch as if they'd been a twosome all their lives:
Two dogs and a dead stuffy
Friends don't mind being headrests
A little nuzzle....
....and a little snuggle.....
and then it's time for sleep!