Here is Ellie, sitting on the step. What is she looking at? She's looking at Lucy.
And Lucy is sitting on the ground. What is she looking at? She's looking at Ellie.
The "stare down" will continue until one of them stands up. This is the signal for a chase. They will run all through the woods chasing each other. Ellie can maneuver better and run faster. But Lucy makes up for that by knowing how to run around a laurel thicket and change directions. She is better at anticipating what Ellie is going to do, and often leaves Ellie frustrated to find that Lucy is not at the expected end of the thicket. Then Lucy pops out from the other side and the chase continues. They are such fun to watch.
Once inside, they lie down exhausted. Lucy will almost always lie near Ellie, often in the same bed. While Ellie doesn't seem to mind, she is never the one to go lie down near Lucy.
Lucy, why is Ellie's ear so wet?
Gee whiz! I dunno. But it's not because I was chewing on her ear. Maybe she dipped it in the water dish, but I wasn't chewing on her ear again. Not after you told me not to chew on Ellie anymore. You may think I did it, but if you didn't see anything, then you can't do anything, right?
I do hope your Friday is golden, and the weekend is relaxing and refreshing. Have a good one and take some time for yourself.