The question that Cappy mentioned earlier is brought up to Billy. "Do you ever wonder if these dogs are happy?"
She seems genuinely surprised and says, "No, I never have thought about that."
But now she does think about it, and after a few minutes gives her answer, which at first seems to be a digression. "Some people have a strict turnout schedule. They give their dogs exactly so many minutes outside every day. I don't believe in that. I wait with the boys and girls, and they tell me what they want to do. You watch."
After about 15 minutes in the turnout yard the dogs quietly congregate at the gate and wait for Billy to open it and let them back into the kennel building. Inside they stand patiently in front of their assigned boxes until Cappy puts them away, giving a boost to those who live on the second tier.
"These are their homes," Billy says indicating the cages. "They feel good and smell good to them. I think these little boys and girls are a lot like the rest of us. We are happy when we can do things we are used to doing and have our own things around us."