How to tell the temperature

Since Bella became my family nearly eight years ago, she’s done this. Last night in my half asleep state {because it’s usually around 3am when she does it} I reached for my iPhone and pointed it in her general direction in the darkness.

It happens around the time of the night when the air temperature drops. When snuggling up in a ball at the end of the bed, or snuggled up against your little brother Bear, is just not warm enough for a puppy.

First I feel a little nudge on my shoulder, and if I don’t automatically lift the covers at that moment I generally get a cold snout second reminder on my neck. That wakes me up!

bella 1Ā bella 2

The second I lift the covers Bella scoots under.

And under. Until she’s totally covered up. Then I put the blankets down and go back to sleep. With a puppy who has wriggled over against until she’s spooning me.

bella 3Ā bella 4

That’s how I tell the temperature has dropped. Who needs a hot water bottle? Love is a warm puppy.

{This wasn’t a very wordless Wednesday post after all!}

8 Comments Add yours

  1. afrancess says:

    “Love is a warm puppy.” – I love that. So true šŸ™‚

  2. Ah! Cupcake is the under-coverest dog I’ve ever had! I worry that she’s not getting enough oxygen, and reach under a million times to try to open up an air hole near her nose. She also spends the whole night completely under the covers. I’m happy to know she’s not the only one.

    1. They’re funny aren’t they? Beary shows no interest {maybe because of his malamute/retriever double coat} but I’m happy to have my Bella heater! I do that with the covers too šŸ™‚

  3. Toni says:

    My white fluff-ball does that too. The wet snout on the neck is a very effective wake-up technique indeed! Clever puppies.

    1. Your white fluff ball probably doesn’t take up anywhere near as much space!

  4. Dalton says:

    O that is so lovely – I may have to try it!!

    1. Do, it’s so nice. And when you get a bit warm under there, you just stretch out until you have as much space as you want. Humans will move around you! Bella xox

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