I’ve noticed some interesting things about the wake-up squad of thugs. Maria sics on me in the morning to get me up.
One is that they all jump up and take the same positions every day. Fate is always on the left flank; Bud is always in the middle, Zinnia is always on the right.
I never noticed this before, but that is almost always the positions they take when the three of them are together.
I’ve noticed this also. Fate and Bud do not jump on me; they circle my head and shower my face with licks. On the other hand, Zinnia loves to walk right up the center of my body and onto my stomach and licks no nose until I yell.
Also, she is the only one who brings me a gift every single morning. When I flee or chase them off the bed, there is always a toy or bone for me. Today it was her Fox doll; she carries it everywhere.
The dogs love this new chore. I can hear them pounding up the stairs, which usually gives me time to jump out of bed. If I’m asleep, it’s a different story; the awakening is rude and swift.