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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


It's definitely spring now. The daffodils are out in full force.

We have times when it gets very warm out, and then a little while later it rains and cools down. The backyard is getting a little greener, and the dogwood tree has buds on it, but no blossoms yet.

Bow spends a lot of time outdoors, and Leo stays close to him, even when they are not playing together.

This video is from yesterday. Every once in while Bow would vocalize to let the whole world know how big and strong he is. But most of the time he was very relaxed, and Leo stayed close on the discarded bench just outside the pen. Meanwhile Brownie entertained himself by retrieving rocks that he'd thrown himself and then chewing on them. (Did you notice how flexible Bow's upper lip is?)

If I did not have Bow, I would probably spend more time one-on-one with the dogs. But the dogs have each other, and they have Bow, too. Companionship is not always about actively engaging one another. Sometimes companionship is playing in parallel and just knowing someone else is there for you.


  1. Your dogs seem really happy, and I am glad they have each other. I am also glad you and Bow can spend time together, even if it means you cannot always be outside with the dogs. But you can see them from the pens, so that is a good thing.

    1. Thanks, Julia. I think they are happy.

  2. I find it utterly humorous the way Bow plays with the dogs - or sometimes he doesn't. They have such a fun relationship!

    1. Hi, Kathy. Yes, they really do have a great relationship. They can entertain each other for hours.