I’d love to fib and say Ranger and Shadow have grown to become best buds, but that hasn’t happened in the year-plus they’ve been together and probably won’t. Shadow at 13 is tolerant of the rambuctious 16-month-old Ranger but there’s no love lost and more often than not they keep to their separate corners. On those occasions (often enough) when Ranger invades Shadow’s perimeter, she goes into grumble/growl mode and Ranger somewhat respects it. Mostly.

Still, there are occasions, however rare, when they hang out very close and copasetically together and yesterday afternoon in the library was one of them… for at least long enough to snap this blurry shot in the low-light (click to triplify):


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."