Ellie, I have to say, is flat out exhausted - hooray! And she had a great time getting that way. Today she met her new best friend, Sara, and they played for two hours with the whole dog park to themselves, while Stacey and I got to absorb pooch behavior and talk dogs and horses - a great afternoon.
Sara established quickly that she was the girl in charge, and Ellie figured that was irrelevant as long as Sara played. Later Ellie gave a little half-hearted thought towards maybe, just maybe, seeing if she could one-up Sara, and was promptly informed that wasn't going to work. Quick, sharp, lets' play.
You've got to love the clarity of dog language.