This past weekend, we took care of Plank the one-eyed Pug. She's a funny little dog who spends a great deal of time snorting, sleeping, playing with toilet paper rolls, and unfortunately, walking into doors and walls (which is why she only has one eye.) Thankfully we managed to avoid any further injuries.
The kids, of course, were thrilled to have Plank in the house, and spent the whole time crooning to her in the voices they reserve for small children and all animals.
Plank and Lexi get along well, although Lexi is starting to show her age. She would play for awhile, and then retreat to the back edge of the couch cushions and gaze askance at Plank, who was usually peering over the edge of the couch, asking for more play time. Lexi would look at me like "Who IS this one-eyed creature, and does it never get tired?" Eventually both of them would fall asleep, Plank snoring like the missing link between pig and dog, and Lexi whimpering and chasing something in her dreams.
A fine pair indeed.