We had a relatively quiet New Years. I had a migraine (fun!). Oh, and miracle or two occurred.
Things like, DOUG SNUGGLES NOW!
I’m not sure how it happened. I was talking to Melvin and Jake one night, saying how it’s ok that I don’t see them in my dreams, that maybe it would be too hard to see them and then wake up. It’s ok, because I feel them and that matters more to me than dreams. I did throw out there to them that they should, COULD, WOULD need to help guide Doug. I specifically asked that they help him learn to snuggle (or at least let me sit on the couch without being playfully mauled).
The next day, this started. I assumed it was a fluke. That’s my head, he’s not sitting on it!
And that is my leg, he’s not standing on it.
When he let me put the blanket over him, I assumed he was dying.
Snugglefest has continued for a week now!
I forgot what it is like to watch TV and not have every muscle in my body tensed-up because Doug is hanging off my back or climbing my hair or standing in my lap trying to lick my face.
I reward snuggle-Doug with belly rubs and calm face massages to encourage him to always want to be calm on the couch. The miracles continued as he slept in the bed ONE NIGHT! He was pretty good from 10pm to about 4am and then he decided it was time to rave so we are taking that one slower. Mama needs her sleep!
congrats!!!! He is so stinkin cute, and you both look so comfortable!!!! Snuggle on!!
Loving every minute of this new Doug!
The day they learn to snuggle is the best day. It’s amazing how long it can take for them to learn that humans are not just fun givers of food, but are also comfortable providers of body heat. Before long, you’ll be indulging in daily cuddle naps like we do at our house. 😉
I’m loving it! It helps me miss Jake less to finally have a dog back on the couch with me! Daily cuddle naps, count me in!
SQUEEE! YAY! Puppy snuggles are the best (as I know you know!) – and this guy looks like he has the potential to be an A+ snuggler!
YES! His snuggle style is very much like Melvin’s and I’m loving every minute of it!
As soon as I saw SQEEE, I knew it was Hannah! Bully snuggles are the best. I adore the picture of Doug upside-down. That relaxed, droopy smile is perfection.
I know! I’m loving it!
Hooray!! Bullies snuggle the best!!
I can finally agree!!!!
Yay for snuggles!!!!!
sq*U*eee… darn it.
Hahhahaha! I got it!
Major accomplishment! Congrats to Doug on finally understanding the magic that is a couch snuggle. 😉
Right?! It’s a win, win!
Maybe he has realized that he is finally home.
I hope so!!
That is awesome, hooray for Doug! I love snuggles more than anything so I am very happy for you 🙂
I get less snuggles in summer so am looking forward to the cooler months. Until then Bundy has to tolerate me smooshing his face and kissing his forehead 😜
I’m so excited for you! It’s better than a Christmas miracle, it’s a Festivus miracle too!! I hope it’s the beginning of many years of snuggles!