Today I learned the equation for a quiet afternoon.
Barnacle + Bailey + Angus.
Today Barnacle had an awesome playdate, wherein he ran at top speed after two other dogs who did not get entirely annoyed by him. Getting Barnacle enough exercise is a gargantuan feat that seems to require other dogs, and try as I might, I'm just not as much fun as his dog friends.
So, Barnacle played like crazy for an hour and a half and is now asleep.
Having a quiet house is an amazing thing.