Morgan gets up with the rest of us at 4:30 when Tess starts barking. We all go outside and then we have breakfast. Then Mom says we all have to go back to sleep for a while, so we do.
The next time we get up, about 8:30, Dad takes all of us except Morgan out back to run around. Morgan doesn't like to go up and down the stairs because of her arthritis, so Mom takes her into the front yard.
She has to check out the place where the chipmunk lives before she comes inside.
When we all get back inside, Mom gives us our pills. These are the ones that Morgan takes. Three of them are for her anxiety disorder, one is for her liver and the others are for her arthritis.
Because Morgan gets confused, Mom helps her with her pills by putting them in yogurt. That makes them slide down easier.
She takes liquid medicine that Mom says is an NSAID. She gets it in a plastic thing called a syringe.
After we all have our pills, Mom and Dad eat their breakfast. We wait for them to finish because then we get a special treat.
Dad makes toast for us and spreads it with something good. Today it's cream cheese, Tsar's favorite, but sometimes it's peanut butter or best of all is jelly.
He cuts it in pieces, little ones, and we each get two pieces. It would be nice if he made a whole slice for each of us.
After breakfast Morgan takes a nap.
When she wakes up she usually needs a drink to wash down that dry toast.
Then she comes into the living room to continue her morning nap. This time she's on Dad's lap.
Morgan is our chief squirrel watcher. She checks the window several times a day.
When we all go outside for a run around, Morgan usually goes hunting for lizards. She's pretty good at catching them. Just this week she caught one. Dad saved it from her, but she ate the tail. If you see a tailless lizard around, that's the one and Morgan would like it back, please.
Sometimes she finds a stick to chew on or a toy to play with. She's really good at skinning tennis balls.
Samba is Morgan's bestest friend. Sometimes they share secrets.
Sometimes they compete with each other.
Morgan doesn't do much running anymore, but when we have a game, she likes to be involved, like when we play football......
After dinner, Morgan likes to clean us all and make us neat.
She likes toys and has a lot of them. She carries them around and chews on them and sometimes she sleeps with them.
At bedtime we each get three spoons of yogurt to help us sleep thru the night with happy tummies.
Then we get a good-nite cookie.
Then we each go to our beds. Lola, Tess, Bailey and Norma Jean sleep in their crates downstairs. Tsar sleeps wherever he wants, usually in the kitchen or on the sofa. Samba sleeps in the bathroom because she gets hot. Sky and Noah sleep on their beds and I sleep on the floor next to Mom's bed. Morgan has a basket and a pillow and a bed and a chair and she moves around a lot between them. If there's a storm, she sleeps with Mom and Dad.
Morgan is a good buddy and she gets along with all of us..
She's a little slower and a little stiffer than she used to be, but she can move pretty fast when she wants to. She's a pretty good big sister to have.