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):