Lucy loves to use Ellie as a pillow, sometimes even a sofa.
I'm not sure if this is an act of affection, or if Ellie is so squnched she has no other place to put her leg.
Ellie has never gone to lie in the same bed as Lucy. But never once has she snarled or otherwise made Lucy feel unwelcome to share her space. Lucy has been known to fall asleep, her head on Ellie's back and growl if Ellie suddenly gets up.
I often wonder how people without pets ever manage to get away from the worries of life. So often I will sit or lie on the floor with the dogs and before long I feel better. Their heads on my knees, so happy to be with me helps me put life in perspective.
George Bird Evans had a quote about dogs that I love:
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.
I do worry a lot. About our country, about our planet, and most especially about the growing intolerance that abounds. I often wish I were more like my dogs. I'm thankful that my time with them takes me away from my worries.
HAVE A HAPPY AND WORRY-FREE WEEKEND, EVERYONE OF YOU!