Happy Thorsday, little friday and Thankful Thursday! Today seems to be a rather Gretchen-centric Thorsday. Ah well, as our local vet tells Queen Sissy, “It’s not ALWAYS ALL about YOU…” Hem. However, I do have a question for hound or other vocal dog owners over on the girls’ blog, so DIVA is getting some time after all… of course.
I don’t know where my dogs – especially Sissy – get the idea the world revolves around them. Do you? (Yes, that’s a blooper from my efforts last week to get photos of that skirt. Sometimes you just have to stop and pet the dogs, right?)
Anyway, today’s post is about my life without an alarm clock. I know dogs have pretty good internal clocks, but I’ve never had a dog quite like Lady Gretchen Greer. Some of you will scoff, some just won’t believe me at all, but I haven’t set an alarm clock in a couple of years now, and while the Knight still does, when he needs to be up earlier, I insist upon telling Gretch what time we need to wake Dadaw. He has slept through the alarm, but I can’t sleep through the wee one’s face to face stare, complete with a whimper-whine if needed.
Yes, I’m really serious. That little dog NEVER fails me. She always awakens me within a couple – yes, TWO – minutes of the time I ask her to get me/us up. Even the whole time change thing doesn’t stump her; she’ll be off the first morning, might let me actually sleep until the alarm goes off (roughly 30 minutes later than we normally rise – we meaning me and the dogs) the next day, but after that, she’s back on her own schedule.
Thankful? I’m thankful that I don’t have to get jolted awake by a buzzer or radio or whatever other alarm clocks do. I like that sweet little face willing me to open my eyes!
What are you thankful for today?