MIAGD: Make it a great day
I love waking before Bailey and Harrigan for a calmness I seldom know once a day commences.
The Girls are usually snuggled against me: Bailey on or very near my pillow and Harrigan pressed against or very near my knees. Some might find it uncomfortable but it works for me and that’s what counts.
I don’t have dogs that need to be let out to potty at 3:00 AM. In fact, only when my dogs were puppies was this even an issue. Our last potty is at 10:00 PM, unless we are “decking it” later outside and the first potty of the day follows their 8:00 AM (or close to) breakfast.
Once my alarm sounds my bed turns into one of those vibrating beds that amused me as a child when we’d stay overnight in a hotel.
First, there are stretches and yawns, and each girl then slowly wiggle-walks toward me. Bailey is the best runway wiggle-walker! Before I can turn around I begin feeling their warm tongues smacking against my skin. Y this time, Chief has jumped onto the bed and does this cute little circle dance that I dearly love seeing. It’s a holdover from his puppy years and as he approaches 8 years old this November I do love seeing his puppyness continue.
That’s how my waking moments begin.
However, on a rare morning where I’m awake before the alarm, I get to pet The Girls as they sleep. They seldom stir but occasionally open their eyes before drifting off to sleep, again. It’s rare that I capture Bailey not wiggling and I steal as much calm time from her as I can.
Although I would have appreciated more sleep I cherish the moments of peacefulness with the pets before charging into a busy day of teaching that kicks off at 8:00 AM.
There’s always a reason to make it a great day.
The photo is hard to define but Harrigan and Bailey are snuggling, feet to head, next to me. It was easy to pet them while sleeping.