Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Dog's Life

Today's rain put a damper on our outside project plans, so it ended up being a pretty lazy afternoon.  Daddy napped with Madeline, Benjamin flitted from electronic device to electronic device, I finished my book club novel, and we all sorted shoes.  (It's the kind of thing that only happens in Krinkeland-- I am raising shoe fiends, and every so often we have to go through their baskets and weed out the too-smalls and the don't-likes to make room for the new hires.)

I, as any mother does, kept getting up to attend to one chore or another: changing the laundry, emptying the dishwasher, etc.  But, I noticed that no matter where I went, the kids all pretty much stayed put-- especially the hairy baby.  Jones has acclimated to this family just as I knew he would.  Sure, he's a puppy and he does puppy stuff, like chew on shoes and nip and jump up to try to get our attention.  But he has also taken to his training well, and he is so attached to the children.  Every night, he goes to bed with Amanda and Elisabeth... settles right down at the foot of the bed... and Todd has to go in late at night to rouse him and take him down to his crate.
This afternoon, he waddled on over to Amanda, who was laying on the floor watching a show on her iPod, and laid his head on her chest.  After a while, I noticed he moved to curl up under her arm.  They spent hours that way.  It's good to be a dog in Krinkeland, and we are glad to have him.

On a totally unrelated note, when I was scrolling through pictures on my phone to find that one of Jones, I also saw this panoramic Todd recently took of our home from the lake.  It's cool, isn't it?  And really cool a mobile phone has that kind of capability.  What a world we live in!

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