Sonia Dog wants Fio and Husband to stay in the same room so she can keep an eye on them. In fact, she prefers to be between them, touching both of them at the same time. When Mommy and Daddy hug each other, she growls and tries to get between them--a hug without Sonia in the middle is not complete.
The dog days of summer do not appeal to the resident mastiff. Sonia and Fiorella have been hoofing around the 180-linear yards of the driveway twice a day for a full year now, but a couple of 100-degree days ago, doggie started balking at a second loop. And last night she backed away when Fiorella approached her with the leash.
Sonia will be three years old in a couple of months. How matronly.