Race (our adult border collie) is especially tolerant of the puppies. There have been quite a few times when he had two puppies hanging off him (on his ears or lower jaw), and he just keeps playing. Miki is getting a bit more tolerant of them, though he still does lots of growling and will nip at them when they're especially bad (say, when there's one hanging on each of his ears!). Both of them are still doing great:
The construction crew has knocked off for the long weekend. Here's what our three construction projects look like right now:
The first photo shows the yawning pit outside our bedroom, where the sun room will go. Notice the basement windows are fully exposed, and the old steel casements are gone. Each of those windows will get a poured concrete casement, with an area 50% larger than they used to be (to let more light in). Then a seven-sided foundation (7 sides of a regular dodecagon) will be poured, a conventional joist floor built, and the sun room installed on top.
The last photo shows the area outside our front door, where we used to have a brick walkway and a large poured concrete porch. Now there's just this giant hole :) Here there will be a mud room, roughly 10' x 12', built on conventional footers and foundation. It will have a porch that is semi-circular, seen from above, made from concrete faced with rock. That porch will be fairly close to our driveway, so we'll need a much shorter walkway. This will also be of rock.