While I'm working on the sheep shelter two pups that I retained from this years litter are keeping me company. One is the runt of the litter, the other is one of the larger male puppies. they don't have names yet.
They've been running around all day and are really tired. They're sleepy, and leaning against one another trying their best to stay awake, but they're slowly sliding down each others body as they lean in.
The big puppy is nodding off. the only thing holding his head up is the smaller puppy. She's supported by his leg. They are really trying hard to stay awake.
His head slides down her back, and hits the ground with an audible THUNK!. He startles, and then raised up enough that his head is back on her back and then goes back go nodding off.
Airedales are extremely loyal dogs. They want to be involved in whatever it is you're doing, but these little guys are just tuckered out. After I took this picture I put some hay in their pet carrier and put them both into the dry hay, where they spent the rest of the afternoon sleeping, waking up every now and then to watch me build the sheep shelter.