Last night, with the moon in its closest annual approach to earth, it was almost bright enough to read by moonlight. On nights like these, the dogs take extra time on their nightly outing. I often thought that the moon’s silver light enchants them, makes them linger and listen intently to the night.
As for myself, I had the camera handy when the moon rose in the East:
And again this morning, when the moon set in the West:
Only last week the weather had challenged us with lack of sunshine, perpetual fog and plentiful ice. And while I was not able to venture too far from the house, Sophia and Lilly were not subdued by adverse road conditions.
Today, in brilliant sunshine, we found the fields blanketed by a compact cover of snow which made walking easy for boots and paws alike. Sophia followed me closely along the woods edge while Lilly busily hunted mice under the snow. It’s quite hilarious to see her digging down unto the snow with her head submerged and her butt straight up in the air. Judging by Lilly’s repeated efforts to dig for mice it is clear that each time she came near, the mouse escaped through a tunnel under the snow.
But enough about today, Greg and Emma came to visit yesterday and a brief update is in order.
Here they are having a good time cuddling in the living room:
And here is a good tummy rub for Emma:
Sophia, Lilly and I greatly enjoy their visits and while the house gets magically cleaned, we all are having a good time.
Unfortunately our weekly visits will come to an end in June when Greg and Emma will be moving to another state. This fall Greg will start graduate studies at the university of his choice. We will miss them dearly and in the meantime we will enjoy their company to the fullest.