as annoying as all the licking is, i love that cornflower loves antonio. she looks after him as if she were tending to her flock. when she hears him on the monitor, she usually beats us upstairs to his room. when he cries, she whimpers. she sleeps in his room, as if to keep him protected. i know that, someday, antonio and cornflower will be the best of friends and they'll spend hours delighting in each other's company. i just wish i didn't have to make so many trips to antonio's room in the middle of the night only to find that it's just the dog.