I posted back in late October about how blind-and-deaf Ellie May, the elderly Cocker Spaniel who had recently arrived, had taken it upon herself to become my minion. Well, months later, Ellie May has still not left my side ... or my desk, where she spends most of her days. She is a devoted little thing, always searching for me if I'm not at my desk. She will go to all the closed doors in the house ... front, back, closet, you name it ... and scratch at the door, just certain that I am hidden behind it and someone needs to let me out.
Absolutely the most joyful thing that happens to Ellie May is when I magically reappear in my office. She does a little wiggle-butt dance and then throws herself over on her bed under the desk, rolling and rolling in sheer happiness. "He's back! He's back!" This happens so fast that I have never been able to get a photo of it until today. By the time I get the camera out, turn it on, take the lens cap off, aim and ... it's over. I'm not sure how I got the photo this time -- maybe I was a bit faster on the draw and she a bit slower on the roll.
So that's Ellie May above, rolling with joy after I came back into my office from barn chores this morning. This isn't a once-a-day event, either. Ellie May will flop over and roll with joy every time she finds me again ... even if the absence has been a mere 10 minutes. (Just for the record: None of Alayne's legions of minions does this. So there.)