The weather has finally cooled to the point of being able to venture into the back yard. Lalie is mesmerised by the dogs and it warms my heart to see them so gentle with her. Millie the beagle feels the need to be so close she just about sits on top of her. I was worried that she might become jealous, but it's the exact opposite. It's like she knows that she is the baby of our family and we all need to protect her. Aren't animals funny like that?