We've joked in past years about the "barbarians at the gate," and yes, the gate is still up and the cast of characters -- though changing a bit over time -- is still very much there. The intent, as always, is to get to our meals. In the photo above, that's Dexter on the left, Widget, Wilbur and Holly. This was a partial crowd gathered for lunch.
This next shot was taken a few days later early on a Sunday morning:
The lunch group from the earlier photo had been joined by blind Madison and blind Sophie. (Holly was on a living room chair, watching from a distance.) They had gathered at the gate hoping for a pancake breakfast, which they heard was being served at a nearby dining table.