We always felt a little guilty that the dogs had to lie on the hard planks. But the rain sometimes blows onto the porch so standard dog beds didn't seem practical. After some research we ordered a couple of canvas beds for the dogs. Placed near the edge, they would offer the dogs the opportunity to catch any breezes and to look down on the woods that make up our back yard.
The dogs are quite interested when we are on the porch. They do not like to be left inside.
With any new thing, the sniff test is always first.
Lucy decides that she doesn't like the new beds and doesn't understand what they are for, and has no desire to be near them. She walks away, disgusted with this surprise much like a child who gets pajamas for Christmas.
Ellie sits on one of the beds and decides she likes the feel of it.
Following Ellie's example, Lucy tries the other bed.
Lucy falls asleep. She still doesn't care all that much for the new bed. I think it's because she can't share the bed with Ellie.
As we enter this weekend, please give thought to the devastation of the Gulf oil spill. Devastation that we brought upon ourselves because of our steadfast refusal to conserve and sacrifice a little more. So this weekend (if not forever) carefully look at your own energy consumption. Look at ways to reduce your own carbon footprint.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.