Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rock, Paper, Scissors

A boy and his dog
When my son and our dog were both a lot younger, they liked to sleep in the same room.  After I made window valances for my son's bedroom, I had quite a bit of unused fabric. When our dog needed a new bed, I decided to make one for her with the left-over valance material.

Our dog seemed to like her new bed, and slept on it regularly.  One night though, when I peeked in to check on my son, I had quite a surprise.  The lights were still on, and the room was in an all-too-common state of disarray.  Both occupants were sound asleep.  What was really odd, however, was where they were sleeping!


The dog was flaked out comfortably across the bed.  My son was curled up in a ball, on top of the dog's bed.  Somehow, the dog had been convinced that my son should at least be able to use his own pillow, as it was under the head of the boy - not the dog.


Surrounded by the Solar System decor of his room, I thought to myself, “What on Earth?”


I tiptoed back out of the room, got my camera, and took a photo. Then I gently woke my son, and told him he should be in his bed. I asked why the sleeping arrangement had been altered. His sleepy response was, “We played rock, paper, scissors for my bed, and the dog won.”

I still laugh out-loud when I think about this.  Surely he knew the dog would always play “paper”!



Where do your pets sleep?


16 comments :

  1. I love everything about this Susan! Great story, and what a wonderful picture. I love the open drawers on the dresser - reminds me of my house!

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    1. I have always tried to tidy up before I have company - and I actually hesitated before posting it. But - this is how kids rooms look a lot of the time, right?!

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  2. That's too cute! A lucky dog lives at your house. :)

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    1. She is pretty lucky - and we are certainly lucky to have her!

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  3. This is great! Very sweet and very funny! Just loved it.

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  4. you see I was at work - (still am ) and I thought I commented - Loved this post because boys and their dog have a special bond :)

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    1. Glad you liked it Marisa - and I always appreciate your comments!

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  5. That's hilarious......I'd have liked to have seen a video of that rock/paper/scissors contest.

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  6. The cats sleep where they want. It is still early here (not yet dawn) and Jazz is still occupying rather a lot of our bed. Like Delores I would have loved to have seen that contest.

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    1. Unfortunately, I love to sleep with my cat until 3 am - and then he gets really wild ... so he gets locked out of the bedrooms! And yes -- it would have been fun to be a fly on the wall when the bed choices were made!

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    1. They have had a good bond ... and I love them both!

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