Tuesday, December 08, 2009

My Nightly Threesome


It's been raining all day, which is a big deal in Phoenix. Unlike a lot of the people who live here, I hate the rain, and don't appreciate it all the more for its infrequency. I'm not sure if Levi dislikes the rain intrinsically, or if he picks up a vibe from me, but when it rains here, Levi doesn't even want to get up from the couch. If it's actively coming down, Levi won't voluntarily go in it. I've seen him refrain from peeing for 48 hours rather than get wet.

When we lived in Illinois, Levi had no choice but to go out in the rain now and then, but he didn't have to like it. In Arizona, on a day with foul weather, Levi, and Erica are basically just waiting all day to go to bed for the night. The three of us sleep in a double bed, so it's close, but not tight.

When I start to make the motions of going to bed, Levi will hurry to get there first, so he can lie horizontally across the bed. I don't know why he does this. I would say it was a joke, but he isn't laughing, and isn't very happy when I have to adjust him to something like a standard, vertical, bed position. Levi isn't a dog who would ever growl at a person, especially me, but when I have to reposition him in bed the look on his face is as close as I ever hope to get.


Levi doesn't like to get under the blanket, and he likes to press his back against me while he sleeps. As we get into our positions, Erica comes to join us.

Erica sleeps on my head. She starts out our night by cuddling against the side of my face, while I pet her with my opposite hand, which is behind my head. She purrs, and if it's a cold night, she gets under the covers with me for a while, but only until she warms up. Then she creeps out, and positions herself around my head, like a Davy Crockett coonskin cap.


That's how we stay until morning, unless Levi goes into a heavy dream cycle. Watch this video and imagine what it's like when that's happening in bed next to you.








Hopefully this terrible weather will abate, and Levi, Rocky and I can get both of our daily walks in. On rainy days like this, when Levi's under exercised, he's at his most dangerous. Especially with his Howard Hughes nails.

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4 comments:

SLColman said...

Rebel doesn't mind the rain and snow very much but Suzy just HATES it!

Arlene deWinter said...

This is so sweet. The pictures are amazing! Who is the little cat? Your dog looks so forlorn.
I live in Seattle where it rains a lot. But I like the gloom.

Rich Sands said...

The pictures are amazing, but I can't take any credit for them. I just write the words, then look around the internet for some pictures to give my page a nicer look. But I'm glad you like the same pics I do!
I'm in sunny Scottsdale. If I was in Seattle, I wouldn't be able to get out from under my rock enough to write!

tashabud said...

It sounds like a pretty crowded sleeping arrangement to me. Hehe. Hopefully, Erica and Levi had taken a bath and had brushed their teeth before bed time?

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