Saturday, March 28, 2009
Herding the family
Shaya, my american eskimo, enjoys sleeping in a special nook on the floor of our bedroom. He cannot allow himself the luxury of settling in for the night until all of the family has gone to bed. Each night he takes it upon himself to escort each of us to bed and then come back down to the living room to wait for the next. This is his own self-appointed 'herding' job. One wonders if he was a sheep dog in his past life. A few nights ago hubby was sick. Hubby decided to sleep on the couch in the living room so he wouldn't keep me up all night with his coughing. Well, this messed poor Shaya up. Every few hours shaya would bound down the stairs to the living room to 'see' if hubby was coming yet. As the night went on shaya took to jumping up on top of hubby, looking him in the face to get his attention, then gesturing his puppy head toward the stairs as if to say, "What are you doing? You have to come up to bed!" Needless to say, neither man nor beast got any rest that night.