Just a few hours after I posted that last blog about Darla keeping Travis and Tanner at bay, Alayne managed to get the photos that had eluded us for the past few weeks. By shooting from inside the house, she captured the moment without interrupting the action. In the shot above, that's Darla in the foreground with Travis on the left in the back and Tanner on the right. (Click on photo for larger image.)
The boys finally decided to split up, each heading for a separate ramp (there are two going into the house). They thought that would work to confuse the old girl, but she promptly positioned herself between the two ramps. Smart, eh? Darla simply darted in either boy's direction if he made a move to his respective ramp:
This kept both her and them busy for a bit.
You can see Travis is giving Alayne the same look Tanner gave me earlier: "Hey, are you going to do something?"
Once Alayne finished getting the photos, she called Darla to the house. She came bounding up, tail wagging, pleased as punch with herself. Again.