So, I was traveling for work earlier this week (YES, I FINALLY GOT A JOB AFTER 8 MONTHS OF UNEMPLOYMENT!!!!!) which meant Fred was home alone with the dogs.
Normally Phoenix will lay on the couch, the floor or a dog bed but Saturday evening while I was sitting on the LaZ-Boy he came over to me and started nudging my knee. Since the dogs had just finished dinner I presumed Phoenix was trying to tell me he needed to go out. So Fred took all 3 dogs out, Fiona went into the brush between our house and the neighbors, Gypsy wanted to walk further back on the property (now that we are down to 4 inches of snow from the 12 inches we had on Tuesday, spring-like temperatures on Saturday—the winter solstice—and again today, Sunday) and Phoenix just stood on the step of the porch. A bit later I got up to go to the bedroom to change into my lounging PJs; when I came back the LaZ-Boy was occupied! Phoenix had climbed up and made himself comfortable, head on the armrest, legs tucked under him and eyes starting to droop closed as he started to doze off to sleep. Apparently he didn’t want outside but wanted me to get up so he could sleep on the chair. I chuckled and Fred came back to the livingroom wondering what was so comical, told him he had to see it to understand. When Fred looked Phoenix opened his eyes and wagged his tail. In my absence Phoenix decided he would sit where I normally do and wasn’t ready to relinquish the chair back to me.
Fiona, on the other hand, missed me as well. BUT Fiona will “share” the chair with me, meaning she likes to lay on my legs while I sit in the chair—her lap time. Friday evening she was on my lap for the majority of the evening, same thing Saturday morning which is not normal. Usually she will climb up for a short period then decide it’s time to lay on her dog bed—not this weekend, she was into some SERIOUS lap time.
You may wonder what Gypsy did; well, she just wanted belly rubs and for me to pay constant attention to her when I first got home. She did do some snuggling when I went to bed on Friday because, you know, she is our “snuggle puppy.“