because I'm short on words today. Girl brought Layla to visit! Sophie immediately tried to start a game of "Chase Me." I had a problem with this, because Layla suffers from Canine Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which, in dog terms, is known as
Ugly Dachshund Syndrome.
I feared for my end tables and lamps. I'm fond of them. Sophie would shoot through the space between the loveseat and end table, and Layla would follow. Yeah. We moved the game outside, where somehow, without the potential for furniture destruction, they sat around on the patio.
We then moved into my bedroom (following Girl, who just had to pee but you know you can't do that without a canine entourage) and a spontaneous game of Hide and Seek ensued. I wish I had video, but my camera battery was almost dead and I knew video would have killed it in ten seconds - I will be better prepared next visit, because it was truly hilarious - Layla was SO excited, and Sophie shot out from under the bed and back under at warp speed, peeking out from the dust ruffle, to Layla's great joy! Here are some action shots:
Earlier this week, Sophie experimented with sharing Murphy's crate for a nap. After I snapped this, Murphy ever-so-politely hopped over her and moved to the other crate.
And yes, I still have cats. I rearranged the small back room/former porch space a week ago, and dared to put a plant on this cabinet near the window. Within 48 hours they'd killed the plant and then shoved the pot off the cabinet. This is their new space. One of these pictures was taken at 8 a.m. and the other around 6 p.m., but I'll be damned if I can tell you which is which. They do leave the cabinet to eat, and (at least so far) to potty. Otherwise, they are forming their own Synchronized Sleeping Team.