This first photo looks like one small dog spilling out of a dog bed right? You’re partly right! Rugby takes anything he really values, right to his bed. It’s something that I always find so very endearing about him! Any new toy, any special snack, his very favorite old toys….he always takes them to his bed! He has four beds at home, in different areas of the house, and he generally takes his treasures to the bed that’s closest to me!
He’s honestly my little shadow at home, and never wants to be very far away from me. I know that some of this behavior is a result of his anxiety, but some of it, is because Rugby is a little dog who really loves to snuggle, and he always wants to be as close to me as he can possibly get!
He often plops right down on his bed, and when I walked into the bedroom, I saw one small dog on his bed, and a green piggie on the floor next to him.
He decided that he might really need his little piggie in his bed with him, which isn’t at all unusual! I’m very accustomed to waking up to Rugby rolling over on one of his piggies, and said piggie grunting a loud complaint about Rugby squishing him in the middle of the night!
I decided to snap some photos, just to see if I could get anything cute, and Rugby offered his best opinion about the “pupparazzi” spoiling his moment with his green piggie!!
I was actually excited, because I don’t think I’ve ever captured a really good “tongue out” photo of Rugby! Once he sees that I’m going to take a photo, he flattens his ears and stops smiling. I generally bribe him with treats to get cute expressions on his face and pretty ears.
After the photos, he decided he didn’t want to stick around for more “pupparazzi” moments, so he got up from his bed and walked a few steps and sat down to look at me. I love this little face and those two eyes of his that peak out at me through all of the fluffy speckled fur that frames his face. He has such sincere eyes, and they study my face with such depth and emotion. I just love that about Rugby. I really do.
And after I had petted him, and told him again, how much I loved him, I looked back at his dog bed, and saw a big surprise!!
He had been laying on an orange piggie and his supper dish as well as half an elephant! How he can fit all of those things in the smallest of his dog beds is a mystery to me! It honestly never, ever seems to be a bother to him, and he doesn’t skip a beat!
These are the little moments that I treasure in my day to day life with Rugby James. I think all dog owners can relate to the little quirky things that make our dogs unique and special to us. I hope this post has brought a smile to your faces, and I hope it will make your treasure your own dogs or remember a special moment in time with them.
Much love from Rugby James and Mama Sally.