We cycle through various bedtime routines that are established by the dogs; not me. Currently, Princess and Scarlett start out sleeping with me while Zak prefers his kennel. But about half way through the night, everyone switches places. Princess gets restless and jumps off the bed and goes out to her bed in the living room. Zak starts whimpering, and after a trip outside to go potty, comes into bed with me. And Scarlett finishes out the night in her kennel. I can't have Scarlett and Zak on the bed at the same time because they would play rather than sleep. This picture was taken about 3 a.m. during one of our middle-of-the-night switcharoos.
Zak and Scarlett experienced their first thunderstorm this week. They were unphased by it. I'm so eager to take them swimming for the first time. They've waded into the Red River a couple of times and did well, so I'm hopeful that they will acclimate to the lake and learn to enjoy it as much as Princess, Dee Dee and Elvis did.