Well, today Mom came home from work early. She was sick. She laid on the sofa for most of the day, trying to sleep, but that Riley character kept pushing his cold wet nose in her face. It was a beautiful day outside, sunny and warm and I really wanted to go for a walk to enjoy the scenery (and be seen, of course), but Mom wouldn't take us. What a total bummer. I had to be content walking around the back yard sniffing here and there, and barking at the kids riding by on their bikes. But I showed Mom later - I refused to go to bed. I laid on the sofa almost all night. That will show her to ignore us!