On Saturday, two friends came over at separate times with their animals. Maggie is a Moxie Doxie, very smart and street savvy in a grand dame manner of sophistication and good breeding. She and her owner of 14 years have a wonderful, symbiotic relationship.
Then Cookie visited our sister dogs with Abbye, a Shit Tzu. Here are some of her glamour shots.
And here is a photo of some of Sister Maggie and Sister Libby together, prior to Maggie marking her spot just below Libby. Libby was NOT the alpha dog that day! In "air quotes" imagine that Maggie is telling Libby that she is the one who is in charge, in no uncertain terms. (Beth was mortified.) It was actually quite funny. Sister Maggie gave no apologies for her "appropriate" doggish behavior.
St. Francis is credited with being saint of animals, merchants and ecology. He is beloved. More information about him here.