Like all whippets, George is a sun worshiper and loves to lie on his blanket, roasting away in the sunshine. Now that the nice season has begun, he’s been able to do just that pretty much every day. However, in the late autumn, winter and early spring you’ll see him moving his nest around the house in pursuit of that all-precious pool of light to lie in.
This next picture was taken about six weeks ago, when the sun had just started to smile down at us through the high window in our living-room. A lovely patch of light was created on the sofa, and guess who claimed it for himself straight away?
Not the best photo in the world, technically speaking. I know that. But speaking through images is not my main medium of expression, so my inexperience will hopefully be forgiven. And it’s still a nice photo, don’t you think?
George owns one of those kidney-shaped plastic beds that are everywhere and you can buy for a tenner. He got downgraded to one of these indestructible items after eating his RSPCA-recommended, soft, padded bed that we bought for him when he was a puppy.
Of course, we’re not that cold-hearted to make him sleep on the bare plastic. Like any other whippet, he wouldn’t lie on anything cold or hard, so we lined his ‘nest’ with soft and cuddly blankets. Surprisingly, this new ‘mean’ bed has proved to be an instant hit, not only with our furry boy but also with the youngest members of the family. It has, in fact, become the best and most wanted seat in the house.
You will often find Brianna and one (or two) of her cousins squeezed in the dog’s bed with George, playing with their (or his) toys or just lying on top of each other ‘being dogs’. Sometimes, the real dog will surrender to the noisy invaders and take refuge on the sofa, watching over them from the distance.
Most of the time, however, when it is quiet and there’s no one else around, this is what you’ll see: George and his human sister cuddled up together, enjoying a good story.