"These pictures are of our four year old Boston Terrier, Irene. She has a large vegetable garden to prowl all summer and loves napping in the sun between the raised beds. She spends most of the summer out there with me.
Irene was there when our baby August Paul was born at home, and she loves him very much. Irene is snuggly and gentle, but also lightning fast when she tears through the garden. She loves to run in circles for the kids in the neighborhood.
When Irene was a pup, we lived in a small house with no furnace (in Minnesota). There was a cabin heater in the middle of the house and she spent her first two winters pressing herself against it to stay warm. Now that we live in a normal home, Irene still sleeps against the heat registers and runs to them when she hears the whirring of the furnace fan begin.
My wife made Irene two little beds - one for each floor of the house - she pulls them with her as she follows the sunbeams along all our southern-facing windows throughout the day. Poor Irene lives with two cats that don't much like her, though, and she usually gets the smallest sunbeam."