You can’t tell by the photo, but Marley was recently attacked by an animal a few evenings ago. The shaved bits and scars are on his backside and on the side on which he is lying down (doesn’t that hurt, Marley?). The wounds are healing quite nicely thanks to a marvelous vet. Marley is slowly recovering. Some of his energy is returning, especially when food is being prepared in the kitchen for family dinner. However, he still needs more rest than usual, taking a nap wherever he can find it, such as inside the front door where the floor is cool.