We had planned to replace these beds anyway, so we decided to discard the soiled one. Meanwhile, we brought up an old bed from my husband's study so there would be two beds. This bed is quite old but has held up well. We got it when Ellie (now 7) was a puppy.
When the girls got up the next morning, they didn't even notice the different bed. They were far too busy sniffing every inch of space where the little pug had walked or sat. It was quite a sight as they pushed one another out of the way to find the next area where the dog had been.
Later in the morning, Lucy took a nap on the bed. She occasionally sleeps on it when my husband is in his study but more often both dogs are under his desk. As you can see, the bed is much smaller than the other beds in the house. There's just enough room for one dog.
I take that back. Lucy has never been stopped simply because there is no room. She lies down next to Ellie. Notice that in this shot, Ellie has most of the bed. In subsequent ones, you will see that Lucy inches herself in position to take more and more of the space.
Ellie clearly doesn't like the company, yet she does nothing to keep Lucy away.
Mom! Look at this. I was here first!
Ellie, when you are an enabler it's just as much your fault as Lucy's. If you don't like it you could put a stop to it in an instant.
It doesn't seem to be in Ellie's nature to create any discord. So Lucy once again gets her way. Ellie is pushed almost off the bed so Lucy can have more room. And thus, they take another nap.
Labor Day Weekend is upon us. The unofficial end of summer. For us, it has been a strange summer indeed, much warmer and more humid than most. It's appropriate for us to think of the unemployed on the Labor Day Weekend, so remember them as you go about your picnics and fun.
Hold those you love close to you and reach out to those in need.
AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!