Round-up of various animal portraits taken this past Spring. We have been a house of animals plus us in varying numbers for years. Even when we were outnumbered to alarming extents, salamanders found beneath the washer, hamster strolling in a bathroom at three in the morning, I have always enjoyed this jumbled liveliness they bring to our household. We still miss Caden. Em, our old dog is so totally senile we are ready to flip, the young black dog was just given a light that switches on at night so he's visible in the dark...I tell the daughter it's like hanging a neon flashing "Eat at Joe's" sign on his neck for the local wandering coyote. I thought, by the way, the sheep (ewe? ram? can rams be female?) had such a fascinating face, like an old woman about to deliver the most delicious gossip.