Sharing a Bed with a Long Legged Dane
(I know they are really a German breed, bred to hunt wild boar; but, Dane sounds so much more elegant)
This is what happens when you share your bed with a Great Dane.
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Heidi looks around before she settles on my pillow.
Moments later she is either asleep or faking sleep.
She has left me about 18 inches of bed to lie on once I have eased her long legs back a bit.
Sometimes I just give up and I curl up at the foot of the bed.
I get in and fall off to sleep with her warm snout on my neck.
In the morning, after I have gotten up at five o'clock and taken her outside, in the cold and dark of night, she rushes upstairs before I get some coffee made and is back hogging the pillow.
She likes to sleep in late now, until about 9:00 AM.
I get to fiddle with the computer and enjoy my coffee, wishing I had had a little more sleep. Thanks goodness for afternoon naps.
(She enjoys those, also.)
Heidi makes be laugh with her antics. She thinks she is a wee lap dog and tries really hard to be gentle and not take up every space she inhabits. (Someday I will get a picture of her sitting on my knee with both her front feet on the floor.) She is one of life's simple joys for me. I don't mind sharing my life and space with her.