Phew. Things have been crazy around here. Lots of things going on, lots more upcoming in the next few weeks. Been keeping Brutus and Carmen busy with trials & training, crazy heat & humidity going on outside, and there are all kinds of family events on the calendar for the next few weeks (including Paul's youngest sister getting married, and I'm in the wedding). On top of that I've taken on some more dental responsibilities, working an extra few days a week in an office where I see up to 60 patients a day (yikes!).
With all that on our plates, it's nice to have a day at home to re-cooperate and recharge for the next round. I've got PLENTY to catch up on, so it's up to the dogs to make sure that the sofa doesn't feel neglected. Seems like every time I wander through the family room, they've assumed some new arrangement for napping. They usually start out all separated, as you see here, and everyone has their favorite spot.
Some individual shots of the happy nappers.
|Trying to nap here, mom. Can you knock it off with the flashy thing already?|
As time goes on they usually end up clumping together. Mason is pretty suspicious of Carmen, I think he figures she's just waiting to pounce on him when he's not paying attention.
|Hey Mason, you look kinda sad. Does someone need a hug or a nice puppy kiss??|
|Come on, I'm really a good snuggler. I'll just move in slowly...|
I most frequently find Brutus and Carmen together, they seem to be perfectly happy to share a blanket or use each other for pillows.
|You've heard of pigs in a blanket - I've got frogs in a blanket!|
|Big brothers apparently make great headrests!|
After a while there is usually a pile-up. I think there must be some kind of weird magnetic force that kicks in once they fall asleep.
Sorry about the lousy quality, had to grab these photos with my iPhone camera before they moved...
... or woke up!
Must be nice to lounge around all day, not a care in the world, except for wondering when dinner is.
|Hey, did someone just say "dinner"????|
I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blogs, visiting even if I don't have time to comment. Please bear with us the next few weeks - we are always happy to see how many of you visit us even when we've been slacking! Tune in next time for results of our return to the rally ring this past weekend - let's just say that Brutus definitely earned his day off today!