Alayne took this shot right after lunch, just moments after I had started mowing the dog yard in the front of the house (I was "off camera" to the right). Blind Widget was in the living room and wanted to go out to potty, so Alayne opened the door and off she went to the top of the ramp ... and no further. She was joined by Dexter, who you see on the left.
Alayne watched her for a bit, and told me later it was as if Widget was waiting for me to mow the grass down before she sauntered out to do her business. You see, Widget does not like tall grass because her legs are so short, and thus a freshly mowed lawn is much more to her liking.
Alas, she waited for probably five to ten minutes, listening to me go around and around with the mower, before finally giving up and heading out to pee. I hadn't noticed her lying at the top of the ramp the whole time, nor did I apparently get her ESP message directing me to mow a strip straight out from the ramp to the middle of the yard, where she usually does her thing. So, yes, the poor thing had to wade through the four-inch high grass to get to her favorite spot. Oh, well. That was no doubt the most difficult and challenging part of her day.
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