April 2, 2011
Laramie in Living Color
Koko is not so much fond of Laramie's mouse as he is fond of playing with a toy he knows to be hers. (She repays the favor with his disgusting, much slobbered upon Best Baby, a much larger chipmunk.) Therefore, it's not uncommon when I get up in the morning to find her toy nowhere near where she left it the night before.
What is uncommon in this picture is that I'd left the pink sweater on the arm of the couch the night before. Laramie sleeps on our bed and can't get down unaided, so only Koko could have retrieved the sweater and used it as a blanket for the mouse.
Just another reason to have two dogs: the surprises never end. Koko, being a dog, doesn't grasp the idea of covering up toys as they sleep -- and yet this is a picture of intentionality, in the same way he lines up his toys at the entrance to the living room to announce that it's time to play.