There's no denying that adding a new dog to the mix shakes things up. Adding Morgan in with the girls has been an entertaining and uplifitng experience for us. I sometimes wonder if she feels like she landed on another planet.
One of the routines that I've always loved is when Mr. Taleteller leaves the baby gate down on Saturday mornings and Bunny comes back to bed with me. She comes in and curls up and will sleep until she senses that I'm waking up. Then somehow her little body winds up much closer to mine. She'll lay there and watch me until I make the mistake of starting to pet her. After that, there's no going back to sleep. You do not stop petting Bunny on the bed once you've started. If you do stop, you are sternly reminded with The Paw. She also ends up with her head beside me on the pillow, and honestly, in my completely biased opinion, she's just too adorable to stop petting.
However, now there's a new element to the Saturday morning routine. After Bunny has decided that she's had enough or she needs a drink or something attracts her attention in the living room and she's gone, Morgan decides that she needs to come in for some quality time. Morgan time is nothing like Bunny time! I hear one thundering step on the bedroom floor before the bed shakes from the earthquake of her landing. Then it's a pounce and two giant paws hold my shoulders down while Morgan expresses all of her feelings with her tongue. Honestly, by the time she's done I don't feel like I even need to start my day with a shower or brushing my teeth. She rolls over for a belly rub, which is a full body experience as she wriggles around in ecstacy.
It's definitely two different styles of wake up call, but honestly, I've found that I enjoy both of them! It's nice to have a little time with the big fuzzy girl before she heads off with my husband to obedience class. While they're gone, I get to spend some quiet quality time with the girls in the living room and think about what adventures we can get into during the rest of the day. I just find it so endearing that they all have their own little routines that they have to share with you.