I wake up the same way each morning. In the lighter moments of my sleep, when dawn pours its light into my curtain-free windows to caress my eyelids, four paws stealthily creep up to the side of my bed. A long furry nose rests itself on the bed and two large brown stare at me until I crack open one eye to acknowledge her presence. The tail wags and the rest of the body jumps up onto the bed to assume her spot in the window.
She is intelligent enough to know that seeing only one eyeball means there are still snooze buttons to be utilized and she will participate in the morning naps as well. This morning she curled into a ball at the end of the bed and, like a good dog, quickly fell into slumber.
I awoke to the sound of her tail hitting the bed. I opened that single eyelid again, for fear of beginning our morning too early, to find that she was still sound asleep and apparently having a very happy dream. I am a morning person and usually begin my day in a good mood. It’s nice to know my puppy does the same thing.