We had fun watching the ball drop on TV. Even though we were at home, the fireworks, guns, firecrackers, etc., still caused Truly to be nervous. Maggie usually reacts sympathetically to Truly so she was anxious, too. Fortunately, Walker, the dog who is anxious by nature, wasn't bothered at all by the booms, pops and cracks from the celebration. Go figure.
This morning, all the dogs wanted to sleep late. They didn't come downstairs with me as they usually do. I got them all to wake up by asking if they wanted "to go outside?" They said, "Yes!"
Once outside, Walker and Maggie had a game of chase. Walker is in front with Maggie at his heels.
Notice Truly is not to be seen? That's because my mild-manned gentleman doesn't like too much running in his backyard. He steps up to put a stop to the madness -- sometimes with too much authority. I let him go back in the house before the races begin.
Later this afternoon, I came into the living room and found Truly and Walker in similar poses in front of the fireplace with Maggie staring them down. She wanted someone to get up and give her a fluffy bed. She was holding Sock Monkey hostage until she got what she wanted. It didn't work.
|Maggie's stages a Sock Monkey Stare Down|