I was scooping the dog yards this morning when I looked over and saw blind and deaf Spencer using his sister Katie as a pillow. They were both soaking up the sun, snoozing soundly. I've been trying to get a photo of them sleeping for a while, because they always use each other as pillows. Somehow the scenes weren't quite right for a photo ... too dark, or another dog in the way, etc. But this morning's view of them was great. These two are inseparable, and when it comes to napping, they never curl up without the other one. Usually it's Katie who has draped herself over Spencer, and at times the configuration appears downright uncomfortable for both of them, but clearly it seems to work. This one, though, looks really comfortable ... at least for Spencer!
A few minutes after I took the photo and went back to scooping, they bounced up and began zooming around the yard. A short while later I was finishing up another yard and looked over to see them back in the same spot, napping once more ... but this time with Katie using Spencer as a pillow, in the exact same way he been sleeping on her just a bit earlier. I thought, oh, this is too perfect -- but as I headed to the house to get the camera again, they popped up and started cruising the yard once more. Oh, well. You get the idea!
Lots of people are asking when Alayne is getting here. Good question, and my answer: Not soon enough! We had hoped she'd be here by June 15, but now it looks like she may at least be on the road to New Hampshire by then or shortly thereafter -- so we're shooting for having her arrive by the summer solstice, or June 21. The five dogs she still has with her in Montana are Mitch, Allie, Soba, Holly, and Madison.