When it’s time to go to sleep at night, my dogs are pretty consistent. Butterfly sleeps on my bed, with her ducky under her chin, and a towel under her, because she makes such a mess with her chewies. Cricket sleeps on Grandma’s bed, guarding her from the night monsters. If necessary, she curls up on Grandma’s head to ward off bad dreams.
But during the day, the girls can sleep almost anywhere.
As a puppy, Cricket could fit herself into some pretty strange places.
She could sleep in her bed
Or out of it.
As she got older, she found other places to sleep.
When Butterfly first came home, she was afraid to relax and let her guard down. She would get so tired, but still refuse to lie down, so she would start to fall asleep sitting up. She would wobble form side to side, her eyes flickering open and closed, and finally, she would slide down to the floor in defeat.
She’s more comfortable now, sleeping in her own bed.
Unless Cricket has usurped her bed.
Even then, she Butterfly still has plenty of sleeping options.
But my favorite is when they are both worn out from a long walk outside and they are fast asleep in their beds at the same time.
And I can relax.