My two pups at their morning nap – it’s tough work getting up in the morning, barking at Mom to hurry up with breakfast, chowing down on a dental chew, followed by a backyard constitutional….
Patterns in time are what matter to a furry child. Perhaps these patterns replace the seasonal patterns they once adhered to before settling in with humans. My boys know exactly when their breakfast and dinner occur, they know the date and time when their whisperer walker is to show up, and they know snack time. Any infringement; delay upon these sacred rights; e.g.; their meals, their snacks and their walks results in a snout to the mouth, barking and pacing, etc.. Nipping can occur from the ‘Bar’, a short name for Akbar, our 14-year-old black beagle-something mix.
I don’t remember my human children being this astute about ‘time’, that is unless hunger pangs set in.
By the way, the picture above is an example of the ‘Rexie butt pillow’. Rex, our newest and smallest family member has a need to huddle up to others. Actually all the dogs do, except for on occasion, the Bar, who has no need for it at times. There is also the “Shadow Butt pillow’.