This is Mr Sid’s favourite place to sleep. He has several nice, deep, cushy beds, but he prefers to sleep snuggled into a simple sheepskin rug. We’ve tried putting it into one of his deep cushy beds, but he doesn’t want it there, he wants it on the floor.
Actually, I’m a little concerned about that and I’m going to be taking him for a check-up soon, just to make sure he has no pain issues, because he used to get in those beds … but he still gambols about on his walks, and he plays with his toys. It’s a mystery, and I’m wondering a little bit about phantom limb syndrome.
Meanwhile, I’m really enjoying seeing the pleasure he gets from burying his nose in the softness of the long wool.
We like to sleep with the window open even in the dead of winter, and OH and I we were both concerned that Sid would find it too cold. However, if I wake in the night and reach out to check under Sid’s belly, he is always as warm as toast, just lying with his nose tucked into the sheepskin.
And today, you can understand why he likes to snuggle like that! We haven’t had the snow that some places have been ‘blessed’ with, but it’s still very cold with the wind from the north – straight from Siberia over the flat Fenland.
Good thing I found him that Canadian ‘Chilly Dogs‘ coat, huh? It’s a wonderful thing, with a T-shaped bellywarmer which fastens on top, and it never seems to slip sideways, despite Sid’s missing leg. Easy to put on a tripod, too!