Rerun: Nap TimePosted: June 24, 2014 Filed under: Things I Like | Tags: Dogs, Golden Retriever, Habits, Harper Lee, Lexi, Naps, Pets, Puppy, Thek9harperlee 20 Comments
My human mommy/blogging assistant is still on that “well deserved” (her words, not mine) vacation, so I’m rerunning another blog from the past. I’m really starting to miss Mommy. Ha ha ha . . . who am I kidding? I just said that in case she’s checking in. I’m having the time of my life. In fact, I’m having so much fun that I’m about to indulge in a little nap time. Zzzzzz . . .
My human mommy is fond of saying that nap time is wasted on children: It’s the busy and exhausted adults of the world who really need nap time. She may be right about that, but I can tell you that if humans prevented dogs from napping, there would be a canine uprising. I love my naps . . . and I can nap any time, any where, and in just about any position.
I have been a napper since I was a tiny puppy. This photo was taken when I was exactly two months old. I truly believe that a marching band could have come across my patio and I would not have stirred.
Some of my best naps happen when my humans leave the house in the middle of the day. Those naps are so good that they often start with all of me on my bed and end up with various parts of me falling off of my bed. Now that’s some good napping!
I am a little embarrassed to admit that sometimes when my humans come home I am napping so soundly that I do not even get up to greet them. (Please don’t share this information with the burglars.) That’s when they catch me mid-yawn as I am just exiting la la land. Oops.
My late canine sister Lexi taught me the incredible joy that is the sunshine nap. Lexi worshipped the sun. She would nap and bake until my humans swore they heard her sizzling. The weather now is just becoming ideal for napping in the sun, and I am looking forward to spending many hours in this exact position.
My all-time favorite place to nap is the study. I think all of my canine friends (and maybe even a feline or two) will agree that the harder our humans work, the more relaxed we pets become. My humans do a lot of hard work in the study, so I tend to do a lot of hard napping in that room. My naps often occur under the desk . . .
. . . but my favorite position for a study nap is crammed as close as I can possibly get to the base of the desk chair. There is a method to my madness: By trapping my humans at the desk (they cannot possibly move that chair when I really get next to it), I ensure that they will continue to work . . . thereby continuing some of the best of my naps.
Just to prove to you that I truly can nap in almost any position, I present to you my propped-head nap. I love to prop my head against something–anything–when I nap. You can find me napping with my head propped against a door frame, the leg of a table, a human leg . . . just about anything that is available.
Wow, all of this talk of napping has made me exceptionally tired. I think I’ll just get into my calf-rope position–where a gather all of my feet together–and settle in for a nice little snooze. Happy napping!
This is so cute! We humans always take pictures of our kitties napping as well.
My favorite “nap time” is actually two hours before I go to bed! My schedule is about two hours ahead of my husband’s, so I’ll fall asleep on the couch and he’ll wake me up when he’s ready to go to bed and then we go together after I brush my teeth and take off make-up. My nap time is like a bonus to the regular 7 or 8 hours sleep 🙂
You are one very smart human!
Sleep,Eat, sleep, sniff, sleep, play………. that’s the doggie way!
Very funny . . . and true!
Love all the photos of you napping. Just like you, Wilco loves to curl up under the desk while we work. We have to remember he’s there so we don’t run over him with the chair. But his favourite place to nap is by the front door, where it’s cool.
We must see some photos of Wilco napping. I’m sure he is adorable. My sister Lexi loved sleeping by the door, too, but she liked it because of the winter warmth. The sun shines through the glass in winter and she could lie there and bake. I occasionally nap there in her memory.
Oh Miss Harper Lee, if grades were given for Napping, you would certainly get an A+…you are a shining example for the “rest” of us. Have a good weekend! 🙂
Wouldn’t the world be a great place if grades were given for napping?! Wishing the Worsham Street gang a very happy weekend.
You are a napping queen Miss Harper Lee!!!! Trev sends a high paw and says your Nap Olympic technique is a –10– !!!! Wonderful wonderful pics!!!!
Napping practice makes napping perfect!
I love these photos…I have seen all these naps: the ‘study nap’ (also a favorite in our house), the block the door with your head, the sunshine nap. There is also:
Napping on my human’s leg until she has pins and needles but doesn’t want to wake you
The car nap
The fireplace nap
The car nap is great. You close your eyes and you’re in one place; you open your eyes and you’re in another place. How does that happen?
Oh Miss Harper – how beautifully you sleep! I can sleep anywhere too. My favorite is with my head on mom’s leg. That way I know when she gets up 🙂 Happy dreaming of me XOXO – Bacon
Awwwww, I’ll bet your mom loves having your sweet snoozing head on her leg . . . and I’ll bet you make the cutest little snoring sounds!
*BOL* Miss HL you really can fall asleep just about anywhere! Nap time is one of our favourite times of the morning…afternoon and evening!
Wally & Sammy
Mommy laughs when she says that only doggy naps need adjectives: morning nap, mid-morning nap, early-afternoon nap, before-bedtime nap . . . 😉
You have made a very good case explaining how dogs have napping down to a science! Nobody can nap as good as a dog. Especially you MHL 🙂
Sometimes my humans just sit and watch me nap. Silly humans. 🙂
We love that first picture! And we love your beautiful, flowing, feather, hair. Really sweet pictures, all of them. Hugs and nose kisses
Thank you! My mommy loves my hair too . . . even when she’s sweeping it up from all over the house and trying to get it off of her clothes!