I've been under the weather for a few days, and I'm still trying to shake this bug off, but it didn't stop me from going out yesterday and moving quite a lot of rock, bricks and dirt around the dog pen, with the result that Miss Belle hasn't been out since. Fingers crossed here, but I think I've got her...at least until the next time.
To treat the dogs though, since the day was so nice, I took them to the dog park for a while so they could run all of their energy off. Now we're home and they're both asleep someplace. Only downside to the day: I didn't realize how naive Belle was about power windows, and I rather absent-mindedly rolled both my vehicle's back windows up when we got home. Murphy's an old hand (old paw?) and he got clear as expected, but Belle? Well I've seen a few German Shepherds' ears get caught in the power windows over the years, but this was the first time I ever saw one get her whole head caught. And as is typical for Belle, as soon as I reversed it and she got clear, she looked at me with that sad look as if she'd done something wrong. Sorry, Belle!