Ella, Magie and Sylvia were on the job yesterday. Ella is doing a good job of teaching the younger two their jobs as supervisors of the humans. What is important is to find the highest point, and to keep an eye on everyone at all times, which is sometimes difficult when people are around corners. And then, the young ones do goof off a bit every now and then, when a good stick presents itself. The upside of having the girls on the job — something that can only happen when we are working well off the beaten path — is how peaceful it is in the house in the evening. Black poodle puddles everywhere.