Abby may be 10 times bigger than Sophia, but Sophia's the boss. Abby inches her way to Sophia's food dish but doesn't move off of the rug as she watches Sophia eat.
"Mmmmm, that was good" says Sophia as she licks her chops. "Don't even think about coming any closer Abby!" Abby, having been put in her place a time or two, keeps her paws on the rug but stretches her head over as far as possible in an attempt to nap a morsel or two.
Well, Sophia doesn't go for that. Right after I snapped this photo she reminded Abby who was in charge.
Sophia doesn't always have the upper hand. Abby usually rules when the two of them play in the yard - mainly because she's younger and larger so can run faster and longer.
And look at the difference a week makes! Last week beautiful white snow covered the back yard. Today the temps almost reached 50 degrees and look how dirty and dreary the back yard looks.
At least spring is finally on it's way!
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