Thursday, September 25, 2014

Habits - Growth of Phod

When we first got our boy, he wasn't into being snuggled etc. He would come for pets, but always preferred to be at our feet on the floor. In our house the dogs are allowed on the furniture and initially asking him to come up clearly was stressful for him.

How things change in 2 years!

I usually go to bed an hour or so before Man (my days tend to start earlier and I can't miss my 8 hours of sleep if I am going to function), Phod often races to get up on the bed before I can get in. I often have to move him over so I can get in. He will then lay there while I hold my book in one hand and pet him with the other, and will complain (groan or might even gently paw me) if I am forced to stop petting him to turn a page. He usually lies there until I turn off the light, and then takes his spot either on the floor or one of the two dog beds in our room.

The same is true for TV time on the couch. He has learned his place. We have an L shaped couch. One end is Hailey's, Nin sits on usually my lap and Phod will now get up and snuggle on the couch between the Man and I.  He won't stay a whole movie, he will stay for a while before going and stretching out on the floor.

While I think my boy still prefers his sleep on the floor, he is at least enjoying his snuggles with us. I very much enjoy this time with him!


  1. Hari OM
    What delight; snuggles are fab, keeping one's space is also good. Brilliant work Phod! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. We have snuggle time too but then I never move and am a bit of a bed hog but the sofa is safe. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Neither of my boys are snugglers or furniture guys - I have no restriction where they can lay but they have never shown any interest on being on the sofas or beds. They just love the floor - I think it is just so much cooler for them

  4. That is soooo funny cos it sounds just like our house routine only I am phod and momma is you. she goes to bed to read a little before dad does and I always go wif her and lay beside her, BUT I stay in the bed cos I is littler than beautiful phod.
    stella rose

  5. Ahhh, he obviously learned snuggles are worth while
    Lily & Edward

  6. It's great that you turned into a snuggle bug, Phod. It's hard to resist to snuggle with you, because you are a wonderful pup... and it's pawesome that you like it now too :o)

  7. Aww what a sweet boy.

    Aroo to you,

  8. That's so sweet, we have similar arrangements here in our house. Although Boomer and Dottie love to steal our spots if we get up for anything!

  9. There's nothing better than puppy snuggles !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  10. Bedtime snuggles are the best!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  11. Doggies change as the relationship gets deeper and deeper with their people. And it is a win-win!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
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  12. It's kinda of funny the way each of us puppers act, Phod complaining about petting, our Shadow does that but she paws at you with her left paw, Bites he just lays there soaking it all up, ME, just sittin on the couch with Mom is my thing!

    The Mad Scots

  13. Miro does that, too! I've never been able to figure out why he'll lie on the bed at night while a read and hop off the second I turn out the light. Dogs make their own rules.

  14. aww! that is so great to hear!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  15. There is nothing in the world that is better than night time snuggles!

  16. Awe! That's so sweet that Phod is getting comfortable enough to snuggle now!! :D

  17. It's wonderful Phod enjoys snuggling!
    I think all the love he gets from you has changed him over years :-)

  18. Snuggles are the BEST! I'm so glad Phod has learned that little tidbit of information. There are sooo many dogs that don't get it. He knows how much he is loved!

  19. Dear Phod,

    Snuggles are good. Being on the bed is better. That is all.



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