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Dogs and Their Sunny Spots

For the second day I am home due to schools being closed to students and staff because of the dangerous icy conditions of the roads around the county. While same roads are fine, some of the secondary roads are still to iced over to run the buses. If we cannot run the buses, we cannot open the schools. Our old superintendent would have made these optional teacher workdays and forced us to use leave time if we didn't go into work because of the road conditions. Our new superintendent has a different philosophy. Since we're going to have to make up the time anyway, she ordered staff not to take any chances and stay home.

But that's not what I want to write about in this post. What I want to write about is how has staked a claim to the only sunny spot on the rug here in my home office. I opened the shade just enough for him to see out into the front yard and that was enough to let the sun shine in on the rug. , after taking a look out the window and seeing nothing interesting going on, immediately claimed the sunny spot and after sitting there until gave up trying to move him out of the way, promptly made himself comfortable and took a nap. He is there yet, lying across my left foot, snoozing away.

, meanwhile, has gone the opposite route. She's made herself comfortable over by my wife's desk under the computer workstation. It is dark and quiet under there right now with my wife off at work today.

I hate to break the news to , but he'll have to roust himself soon as I am in need of a fresh cup of coffee, decaf this time.

Image Credit » DW Davis

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j2jworkz wrote on February 18, 2015, 10:52 AM

My sun loving dog does the same, seek and stake out the sunny spot.

maxeen wrote on February 18, 2015, 11:40 AM

A lovely comforting feeling when our pets claim our feet as their cosy area..

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 18, 2015, 12:36 PM

Mine love to lay in our bay window, but right now it is heavily curtained off to keep the cold out.

DEADLYKITTENS wrote on February 18, 2015, 3:14 PM

My cats all love to find a sunny spot on the floor and stake their claim to it for the most of the day.

valmnz wrote on February 19, 2015, 1:58 AM

Oh, I love it. Our old dog used to be the same. Now our cat stakes out the sunny spots throughout the day.

louisechackett wrote on February 19, 2015, 9:09 AM

Ha, even I do this when the sun is shining through the window! My dog does it too though!

VinceSummers wrote on February 19, 2015, 1:07 PM

It should be obvious! If Ace is top card, then you are, deucedly enough, second.

GemstonePink wrote on February 19, 2015, 7:20 PM

Ace looks so handsome in that wonderful sunshine. Too bad he must be disturbed, but ya gotta have coffee.

cheri wrote on March 6, 2015, 9:52 PM

Dogs mostly want to go outside enjoying the sun