Anyway, the week before Christmas we adopted two dogs from the SPCA. Long story. We already had 2 outside dogs, 2 donkeys, 30 chickens, cows, and a miniature goat. The difference is these 2 new dogs are INSIDE dogs.
While growing up I had a couple indoor pets at various times but they consisted of a parakeet and fish. Never a dog (though when I was little we did have an outside dog that I barely remember). I am much more of a farm animal person than an indoor pet person. I'm not sure why. However, I have one daughter in particular who llooooovveesss animals and has begged for years for a dog who could sleep with her in her room.
Let me introduce you to Cashmere:
They came with their names. Alana is having a wonderful time playing with Cashmere. Here they are as "prairie girls":
Since the dogs have lived here, Easton and Alana have both been sleeping on the couch with a dog beside them (so much for sleeping together in their rooms, for now). When Alan wakes up, they migrate to our room, and usually at some point I find them all like this:
They are in love.