In case anyone wonders whether that little guy up there in header maintains a close relationship with his furry friend, here's your answer:
The wonderfully patient Liam is happy to be used as field for tractors, trucks and all manner of vehicles who need a challenging surface upon which to practice their maneuvers throughout the day.
Sierra, on the other hand, considers her job to be keeping a careful watch over the boy at bathtime. She takes this very seriously, and if we don't allow her upstairs at bedtime she'll plaster herself to the top step with her nose poking under the gate to monitor the situation as closely as she can. Sweet old girl!