Life as a puppy for our new family member Tom is great fun and involves lots of play with toys, with people, with Stan or with the edges of the carpet he does not care really. As I prefer him not to chew the edges of carpets I give him lots of toys and encourage playing with these – not that he needs much encouragement!
Of course all this playing makes him tired and he needs to catch 40 winks fairly frequently -
He sleeps curled up in bed – that’s not his bed, it’s Stan’s, so he curls up right at one end in the hope Stan won’t notice. Stan always takes look at him when he decides to sleep here but will then move on to the sofa for his own nap. Stan has got into the bed with the sleeping pup a few times and stood there looking at him so perhaps one day he will lie down and snuggle him!
Sometimes he gets tired all of a sudden when he is playing, then he just flops over on the carpet where he is and has a quick snooze.
Snuggled with teddy – Tom loves a good snuggle, don’t we all? Here he is spooning with Stan’s teddy. Stan didn’t mind! He was busy chasing his kong ball!
Stan seems to think Tom is his new dog toy so it makes sense that Tom took 40 winks in the toy basket!
Stan stands guard to be sure his new friend gets the sleep he needs …. ahhh!
Now I lay me down to sleep, The king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove My human being can hardly move!
I’ve trapped her legs, she’s tucked in tight And here is where I pass the night.
No one disturbs me, or dares intrude. Till morning comes and “I want food!”
I sneak up slowly to begin, my nibbles on my human’s chin.
She wakes up quickly, I have sharp teeth – I’m a puppy, don’t you see?
For the morning’s here and it’s time to play, I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me, this human person that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight, and shares her bed with me at night!
Taken from http://all4paws.homestead.com/caninequotes.html
I think someone needs to tell Stan that this poem is about a puppy and he is NOT a puppy – he seems confused as though he thinks he should still be a puppy…..
Stan relaxes on the sofa.