1 - There's no place better than snuggling up on the couch.
2 - Xena adores her alpha male. AKA my husband Brad.
3 - She has so much fun at the family dinners. Little cousins are fun to hug.
4 - Xena recognizes a kindred spirit in my Auntie Noel.
5 - Sometimes dogs come for a visit with their people, like my mom's friends from Yarmouth, who bring their dog Paige. Then Xena's in doggy heaven.
6 - Sometimes my cousin Julianne brings her dog Molly along, as she did for Christmas Day dinner. The more dogs the merrier!
7 - Xena and Molly keep the kid herd under control in the living room.
8 - She practices doggy yoga to retain flexibility. She usually finds the best place for yoga practice is the path where people are most likely to walk.
9 - My sister loves making doggy accessories for Xena, as well as for her own two dogs. Brad wonders if she's made him a matching tie. Answer - not yet...
10 - One of Xena's favorite things to do is to go under my mom's bathrobe and let the fabric drape over her head like a scarf.
11 - Xena takes awhile to recover if Brad and I go away on a trip. This is Xena worrying that I'm about to disappear after returning from a trip to Toronto. Luckily for her, we've only had to leave her four times in her seven years with us. It's pretty hard to leave that face.
12 - And it's such a joy to come home to this face.
13 - It's tough work being so cute. Time for her beauty rest.