Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! Well in this case, yes Nikita, there is a Santa and he is named Daddy.
Ever since we rescued Nikita over three years ago, she has been allowed on the furniture, well, one couch in particular and the bed at night. During the day, she would lay by Mommy’s feet to stay close to her, on her couch, or her favorite corner in the kitchen under the window so she could see outside. She really never showed much interest in napping anywhere else, until about a month ago.
Bella has her own little fluffy bed with a nice fluffy fleece blanket that Mommy always keeps nice and clean for her. (I really think this dog loves the smell of the dryer sheets!) Anyhow, this is where Bella always naps. On her bed. That is how it has always been…until recently.
We noticed that Nikita had started to nap on Bella’s bed. Whoa! Now where am I supposed to nap? This kept going on for awhile, and we decided it was time to get Nikita her own fluffy bed. Not sure if it was because of the weather change here, the floor being cold, but Nikita loves the cold floor, or whatever the case may be, but we felt that she needed her own fluffy pad. Unsure if she would actually nap on it once we got it, we went ahead and got one anyway.
Well, her new fluffy bed arrived on Monday and she has not got off of it! The look on her face was priceless as she snuggled in her fluffy wool bed. She walked around in circles, sniffing every inch of that bed, then she curled up and went to sleep. It was safe, and it is “mine”!
Bella has her bed back and it is pretty safe to say that her bed will not be visited again by Nikita, and she can keep her own scent amongst the dryer sheet smell.