My Little Niece, Dixi
It's Easter time and I get to go visit my doggie niece, Dixi.
Here she is, peering out from under her Dora the Explorer bed cover.
She's 9-years-old, but frequent walks and good nutrition make her perky and energetic.
Her hobbies include digging, barking at squirrels and kitties, playing in her pink baby pool, chewing her special nylon bone and rooting in her toy box for some special toy that changes from day to day.
When I visit, I like the concept of sleeping with her, but she's a notorious bed-hog with a touch of nocturnal flatulence, so it usually stays a conceptual desire.
The best thing about Dixi is I get to play with her without having to deal with dog crap, feeding her, walking her or anything but fun.
Her two mamas are very strict with her, but I sneak her treats, let her jump on me and generally misbehave all she wants.
How could I not? I mean, look at her in her doggie bed!