Monday, June 8, 2009

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie...

Let sleeping dogs lie, not new advice. Noted back as far at the early 14th-century, the French advised "N'esveillez pas lou chien qui dort," Wake not the sleeping dog. Or the wise words, "It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake," quoted in 1385 by Chaucer Troilus & Criseyde.
Heywoods's Dialogue of Proverbs 1546 says, "It is euill wakyng of a slepyng dog." And finally from 1824 Scott Regauntlet warned, "Take my advice, and speer as little about him as he does about you. Best to let sleeping dogs lie."

Man's Best Friend is also a great sleeping buddy! Anyone who has a dog can tell you what a great nap can be had with their warm little body snuggled next to you. The devotion of our pets to ask so little of us and give so much is surely a Divine plan.

My Hubby often says he wishes he could nap like our dog Ben. The all out, totally relaxed, not a care in the world nap. Ben has mastered it and is able to fall asleep in less than a minute no matter where in the house he might be. He is a creature of habit so I can tell you his "schedule." Mornings he ambles down the stairs after we have made coffee, started breakfast and got the paper. His little wicker bed upstairs must be very comfy because he just cannot make himself give it up until the smell of bacon reaches his nose! After a quick trip outside he comes back in, has a few bites of people breakfast. The first nap is on the loveseat, snuggled next to a pillow. Ben understands pillow...pillow is for head and to hide eyes from daylight. The second nap is under an East window that's sunny and warm. The third nap is usually in the study, since I am also a creature of habit and check my emails and post on my blog every morning. Every place he naps has toys strewn and rawhides for anytime he might be awake to chew.

I don't think this dog minds that the bed is a little bit too small, it's just right!

Their expressions when they are asleep are so cute!

Favorite toys are often slept with, kind of like kids huh??

Isn't it funny how they want to be so close to anything they associate with their owners?

Not a care in the World. No bills to pay, no job to interfere with naps!

Life is good!


8 comments:

  1. Joycee, these are absolutely precious pics of the 'fellas'. TTFN ~ Marydon

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  2. Adorable photos and great post. My little Charlie is not happy unless he's UNDER the covers in the crook of my leg. Aren't they funny?
    Have a wonderful day!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  3. Ha! These photos are so cute!!! I love to see cats sleeping in their unusual positions too. Great post Joy!!

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  4. Oh I love these pictures! Still can't see any words, just pictures, arggggg!

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  5. Great pictures! I love watching our dogs sleep as well as snuggling with them when they're snoozing. ☺ Diane

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  6. So, I'm in dog heaven with this post! Next to sleeping babies, nothing beats sleeping dogs.

    Speaking of dogs, stop by my blog....you've been tagged! (Have fun, and if you don't feel like "playing" don't worry for a sec!)

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  7. WELL I SAID NO MORE DOGS! WELL I LIED I GUESS WENT TOO THE HUMAIN SOCIETY AND WAS JUST GONNA LOOK. WRONG AGAIN CAME HOME WITH A MULTIES SHITZU MIX AND SHE IS A SWEETIE I MEAN THAT. SO NEVER SAY NEVER. LOL

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