It's a good thing my last post has a caveat on it that clarifies that Boy isn't perfect. For the last 4 days he's been making himself and the rest of us absolutely crazy. Next heat Esme gets to go stay with her Grand-Mommy and Daddy to spare us all the suffering. He's spent 3 nights in the expen whining all night, and I do mean all night. He is now condemned to stand with his head through the hole in the French door whining intermittently and gazing longingly at Esme.
Esme, for her part, is not making his life any easier, she sometimes sidles up to the door and lays on her back, just out of reach of Boy's snuffling nose. Other times she pulls the Real Bitch routine and snarls up into his face, something I have also done a few times out of sheer irritation. She doesn't really understand what all the fuss is about and fortunately is not following the Ridgeback Disgusting Tramp habit. He once managed to get his foot and head through the door which I nipped in the bud pretty quick; the only thing worse than a Ridgeback stuck in a French door is a horny Ridgeback stuck in a French door. And no, he is never allowed at the door unless I am sitting 18 inches away.
Only a day or so more of this nonsense and it will all be over, only to begin again in a few short weeks when Leeloo comes into heat. At least when that happens Raimi will be able to satisfy his most desperate desire and plant the seed of his love exactly where it's supposed to go.