Friday, January 8, 2010

Snuggle buddy



Superdog earns her keep on cold winter nights.

Granted, I understand you Northerners have -60 degree nights and shovel snow off your driveway on a daily basis in winter, but that's why I don't live further north. A 20 degree morning makes me want to cry...if I didn't think my tears would freeze.

I know lots of people don't allow their dogs in their beds, and I was one of those people until I got Superdog. I didn't want dog hair in my bed, I didn't want dog accidents in my bed, and I didn't want to watch where I tossed and turned out of fear of squashing a small dog.

But then I saw this little face:



And she cried when she was away from us. So I relented.

You wouldn't think a five-pound Chihuahua would be such a fantastic living heater, but she really is. So much so that on a cold night, Superman and I might pull her over to our side to warm our tootsies.

Last night, she cuddled up around my stomach, and I thought, "Ahhhh...now this is really nice." She was stretched out, and I was stretched out, and there was peace on the earth.

Until she moved and put her cold little nose against my skin.

I rearranged my position where my legs made kind of a 4 shape, which was an open invitation to her. She loves nesting, and any small space between your legs is fair game.

And her cold little nose was against my legs. And she kept smacking her lips. On what, I don't know, but it quickly got annoying.

I pushed my legs over to Superman, hoping to warm them, but that position quickly became uncomfortable. Superdog sneezed. Ew.

I pushed her unwilling body over to Superman.

Then I got cold.

I moved over and cuddled next to both of them.

17 comments:

Brooke said...

lol! jay's God given "sweater" is enough to keep us both warm on cold nights :P

Kayla said...

Adorable! My puppy is definitely my heater on cold nights! He even gets under the covers when he gets "cold", but sometimes I have to make him get out because I get so hot! haha

P.S. I'm one of those people in the -60 degree weather who's hubby has to shovel daily! :-)

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

oh my goodness! wow!
i love your doggy! i love when my kitty boys sleep in bed with me!

Rach@In His Hands said...

That sounds a lot like my night sleeping with Josiah! Hehehe....you know except for the dog thing. ;-)

septembermom said...

How can you resist that little face? So adorable.

misti said...

love me some vix! and soph and sammi only get to sleep with us on very special occasions...next to never but they are sweet feet warmers!

Lucy Marie said...

So cute! I was like you - I swore my dog would not sleep with us. But then ... she was so cute and cuddly and how could I ever so no? Now that she is 50 pounds, though, it's not quite as easy :)

Mari said...

Awww - I love that first picture!

Brittany Ann said...

LOL! Don't worry! I used to let my Great Dane sleep with me! Then I got married...but sometimes, I miss it...i need to post about that!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

I love Superdog's facial expressions. She looks like she doesn't take any garbage from anyone!

Tricia said...

Too cute!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

love the new layout by the way!! and what a precious pooch!

David said...

Cute doggie!

thedomesticfringe said...

Funny. I wore gloves to bed last night. Maybe I should have let my dog in, but she weighs a lot more than five pounds.

-FringeGirl

E-beth said...

I tried to use Sandy as a foot warmer but she was soo not feeling it last night -- needless to say she didn't stay on the bed much longer -- I had to get closer to the hubby to get warmer. And no I didn't kick her out -- she committed puppy suicide and jumped off the bed

Jenn@Spejory said...

Little dogs are the best for cuddling under covers! What a sweet face!

Jen @ After The Alter said...

My tinkerbell is the best cuddle bug! She finds the best spooning spots! no matter where we are, as long as a part of her is touching me she seems perfectly content. She also sleeps in our bed and I love when she snuggles against my back...dogs are the best!