I often find inspiration for characters and situations in my own family... or because of my family. Ewenice, for instance, came to me while watching a show on guardian dogs with my kids. I'm not sure that any of them scared off a pack of wolves, one bear and two stray dogs in one day, but that's their job. And some sheep will let the dogs sleep on top or against them during the day when they get to rest.
The dogs and sheep get along so well because they are raised together. They're family. Something close my heart.
To those of you enjoying the day off... or looking forward to going home to your family at the end of the day...
Happy Family Day!
And don't forget the wise words of Red Green: "Be really nice to your friends and family. You never know when you are going to need them to empty your bedpan."