In my last post, I mentioned how yard work was keeping me from blogging as much as I'd like to. Another reason, not that I'm complaining, is my four precious dogs. Especially now that the weather's getting nicer, I like to try to keep them active or take them for walks.
My newest addition to the family, Dredd, weighed only four pounds when we adopted him last December, and was so small he could sleep curled up on my chest, without spilling over the sides. Now he is a big strapping fellow of fifteen pounds, and very long, gangly legs.
When Sunwiggy saw him on her visit, she said that the two brown spots over his eyes were his "headlamps" and that in the book Salem's Lot, the vampire's flunky killed a dog because the dog's markings would have kept the vampire away. It has been a long time since I read that book, so I don't recall why the dog had to go. I haven't run into any folklore about dogs and vampires, but poor little Dredd has looked kind of nervous ever since.
|"There aren't any vampires in Illinois, right?"|
Luckily, my dogs seem to get along together, for the most part.
|Dredd and Raven|
It looks like Dredd is telling Trevor a secret in this photo, but he's really using his ear as a chew toy. I'm not sure why Trevor puts up with it, but he does...for the most part.
|"Did you hear what Raven did?"|
|"I'm sick of your gossiping all the time!"|
|"What? I didn't do anything!"|
Meanwhile, Leo remains above it all. Here he is sitting in the shade trying to stay cool.
|The Cheese Stands Alone|
Well, it's getting late...the dogs are already sleeping.