Both of the small dogs have seemed to require more up-close-and-personal attention the past few days. Perhaps the comings and goings of the holiday season have affected them in a similar manner as they have affected me -- there is a distinct need for the quiet solace of one's favorite people. It is a difficulty made more pronounced by the occasional unavailability -- whether because of time constraints, distance, or their own personal needs -- of those who are most comforting. Alas. Such it is.
Fortunately for the small dogs, I am available. Rest easy, small dogs. It will be all right.