Tongue Out Tuesday

Tongue Out Tuesday

Playing with toys is ruff work!!

Basset Sleeping 101

So this weekend started out as another rainy, stormy one so the girls spent most of their time inside catching up on their sleep. Apparently they need at least 10 hours a night plus several daytime naps in order to stay happy & perky. Now Miss Molly is a straight floor sleeper, doesn’t like furniture or beds to lay on and prefers a nice draft to keep her cool, Miss Lilly is all about comfort and warmth, occasionally they will end up sleeping in sync.

Basset sleeping

Now this is a rare occurrence I’ve only captured on film a few times. I try not to disturb them when they are this in tune for fear of messing it up! Miss Lilly is my favorite sleeping subject though because she has so many different styles and positions but always manages to sleep through them all!!

Basset Sleeping

The ever popular half on- half off the bed..

Basset Sleeping

Next is the contortionist position, good for the back..

Basset Sleeping

Then we have the “Lilly ball” learned from our twitter friend Gracie  Beagle…

Basset Sleeping

Last we have the cocoon for maximum warmth and less disturbances..

So these are just a few of my favorite Basset hound sleeping positions. Do your pets have any strange sleeping habits or positions they like?

 

Basset cat Agility for Mom

This Sunday was Mother’s day and of course the girls and my son all chipped in to get me some goodies. One was a new purse that of course had a picture of Snoopy on it and the other was a certificate for an hour massage (which will come in handy after the weekend!!) So for something fun, since it was nice out, I decided to take everyone to the dog park and try Miss Lilly’s catlike skills out on the new agility course they constructed. So we packed everyone up and headed out! Once there we wrangled everyone in to the play yard and got started.

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Miss Lilly showing off on her first try!!

I was worried that even though Lilly thinks she is part cat she would be nervous about being so high off of the ground, nope she trotted right up the plank like she had done it all her life!! Once up there she decided it was a nice vantage point to survey the yard and for photo ops!!

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Piece of cake mom…

Next I took her over to the stairs which were of course a breeze for her!! She plodded up and down them quite a few times, pausing for some passersby to marvel at her skills!! Next we headed for the tunnels which were not as easy. my husband had to coax her from the other end and I had to half crawl in the first time so she could see it was safe!!! But she soon got the hang of it and went through on her own. However after two trips through she was ready to go back to the others.

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I better get some good treats for this…

Miss Molly did not try any of the agility course but did lounge in the shade by the drinking bowl/pool watching her sisfur and giving us the “not a chance” looks. My husband spent most of the time trying to keep our 18 month old son occupied so that I could get Miss Lilly pictures, so I may have to share part of my hour massage present with him. Anyhow after a fun filled afternoon proving that Miss Lilly is indeed part cat we packed up and headed home! Hope you all enjoyed the weather and had a great Mother’s Day too!