Friday, January 7, 2011


We also have a sleeping arrangement, alternate to the one you all happened to like so much. Especially for those times when Mummy and Daddy take up our couch and stay up late watching a movie.

Don’t get us wrong. We do like a good movie. But not at some weird, unearthly hour. A pup’s sleep-time always comes first.

Anyway, on such nights we bunk here. See, we make sure we leave enough space for Mummy and Daddy to curl up.



What do you mean there isn’t enough leg-space!!
It is winter, isn’t it? You are supposed to curl up nose-tip to tail-tip…errr…toe-tip!
And of course, we don't mind lending our beds to Mummy & Daddy, if they want them! They are almost new!

Tonight, however, space isn’t an issue.

Well, Daddy is gone AGAIN!
Yes, he has deserted us to go on another trip.
This time, it is to a place near Bangalore, further down south of where we live.
We don’t like it. Not one bit.
( Don’t go, Daddy, Please?)

(May be I can fit in there and come along too?)

( I will fit in. Please take me along?)

Mummy says he has been invited to be the External Examiner for the Final MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) Examination in a medical College there. He will be busy the entire day and can’t take us Pups along.
And that it is an honour and will add an extra feather on Daddy’s cap.
Daddy has deserted us to go collect feathers?

Why, we could have done it for him. Collect feathers, that is.
We are Retrievers, if you remember. Besides, we even have Shadow trained to retrieve things and he does it with pawfect finesse.
(Note to self by Ginger: We must get Mummy to video-graph his training sessions with Buddy)
Anyway, Daddy is gone and he will be gone for a WEEK!

Mississippi One… Mississippi Two… Mississippi Three…

Ginger, Buddy and Shadow


snoopydogknits said...

That's going to be rather a lot of 'Mississippi' counts for you little guys........ You could make the week pass more quickly by planning a very special 'welcome back' for him! Ros and Oscar

JD and Max said...

Oh guys and gal (or should we say pretty princess?!) - how awful for you! We sure hate being deserted and abandoned too - isn't it just awful?! At least you have your mom left to look after you during this tough time. Hang in there - dad'll be back before you know it!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

JD and Max said...

....we weren't as fast as you Buddy, Ginger and Shadow and were second - tee hee!! :)

Kari in Alaska said...

Looks like the new guy has settled right in and there is plenty of room for the parents. Thats how we sleep!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Any room for us?
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

That looks like a perfectly reasonable sleeping arrangement to me! If somebody here doesn't like the sleeping arrangements, they move to the couch...


Anonymous said...

Of course there's MORE than enough room there for your mom and dad. And I think it's Most Considerate of you to leave all that space for them.

I am very much sorry abouts your daddy going off. Especially just to collect feathers. you think he's gonna sell those feathers for moneys to buy you lots of yummy treats and stuff? still wouldn't be worth it for him to leave you for a whole week. Be sure to put on your saddest looks so your mommy will spoil you while he's gone.

Wiggles & Wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I see a spot fur me!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Your Dad's not going to try to put those feathers in bed, too! You'll sneeze. Bummer that he's gone AGAIN! Oh well, more room for you in bed.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Molly the Airedale said...

We laughed out loud at your sleeping diagram for your mommy and daddy. They'd better curl up tight if they want to fit in that space!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Aw, we are sorry your Daddy is going away! Lily wants you to know that, when our Mama goes away for a night, she gets confused and doesn't know where to sleep! (The rest of us can find other people to sleep with, but Lily is LOST without our Mama!) So she knows how you feel. We hope the week goes fast for you!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So sorry to hear that your Dad had to go away again, but congrats to him for that honor. We are very jealous that you get to sleep on the humans' bed - lucky dogs!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love these sleeping arrangements too! We have a similar one, but it has gotten a bit tricky for us to fit in sometimes!!

What an exciting honor for your Dad! Please send my congrats to him from all of us!!!

Diana Chiew said...

We are sure that bed is big enough for all to snuggle in. So sorry that your Dad has left you again but we are sure you'll be most happy to see him again when he's back.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love your sleeping arrangement!!! That is very nice!!! We are sorry that your daddy has left for a week but just think..coming back with honours and more feathers....that is just pawesome!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Unknown said...

Excellent bed arrangement!!! Everyone can curl up and snuggle up together and be with each other.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so proud of Shadow, learning so fast to be a Lab in spirit! You are obviously very good teachers. Your sleeping arrangements look just fine to us. Plenty of room for mum & daddy to squeeze in, and just look at how much room mum has when daddy is off earning honors and feathers and stuff that we're sure will help with your move to Delhi. Is it the rainy season again?

Jed & Abby

Anonymous said...

BOL y'all sure do leave your pawrents 'plenty' of space on the bed ;)

Do ya know how they spell Mississippi in the south? "M" "I" Crooked letter crooked letter "I" crooked letter crooked letter "I" hump back hump back "I" ;) Just a wee bit of southern trivia :)

Waggin at ya,

Mariodacat said...

Now dat's what I calls a full bed and a real cuddlepile!

the booker man said...

well, i think ya'll left way generous spots on the bed for your mama and daddy! i think the real problem is that our parental units need to perfect their snoozin' positions...none of this stretchin' out stuff...if your leggies aren't touchin' your nose then you're not doin' it right! HEEHEEHEE.
awww, i'm sorry your daddy had to go away again, even if he is doin' somethingie very important like. a week is a long time to wait for him to come home. :((( maybe he will bring ya'll some pressies when he gets back??

the booker man

pee s -- me 'n asa looooove doin' nose art on the car windows, too!!!

pee pee s -- mama was worried that we would try to eat our toe cap thingies the first time she put them on, but we really don't mind them at all!

the last pee pee pee s -- mama likes your mama's month long happy new year celebration. teehee.