Jul 25, 2010
The Joy of Puppies
Posted by Emily May
I'm writing this from a friend's place and she has ... a puppy! The pup's name is Cosmo and she's a black schnauzer, only been away from her mother for a week.
It's been a while since I've spent time with a puppy and I'd forgotten how much they sleep! The peeing, I remembered, and the chewing everything in sight, but the sudden onset of puppy sleep was something I'd forgotten. Very trusting creatures, puppies, to fall so utterly asleep on the lap of a complete stranger!
This is me and Cosmo (just before she discovered that dreadlocks are fabulous things to chew on!)
It's been a great weekend all round -- a writing retreat with a bunch of friends from my local writing group. We all beavered away busily for two days. The others were writing new words, editing, revising, whereas I spent most of my time drawing maps for the fantasy novel I've just finished. I commandeered the dining table, covered it in sheets of newsprint, and drew map after map after map. I now have something that (kind of) resembles the kingdoms in my book.
And now the weekend is over and I have a puppy sleeping on my lap, twitching and squeaking as she dreams. Bliss!
Do you have any puppy memories to share? (Or kittens, since this is LoveCats, after all!)