As I write this, the clock just struck 8 am.
Newt and Cooper are curled up together in my bed.
Emmett is asleep in his new bed.
And Lucas is asleep in the dog chair across from my desk.
This is what mornings are like around here.
Well, sometimes they’re like this:
Our mornings are very quiet.
I’ve written before about the importance of routine, and our morning routine is the same every day: up, out, eat, Newt’s box. Then we start our day, make breakfast, exercise, John makes his lunch, then he leaves for the lab. I putter around the house until I sit down to work around 8. Emmett hangs out with us, going from room to room, until John leaves and I settle in. Then he curls up in the bed next to my desk. Lucas stretches out on the couch to gaze out the window until he drifts back off to sleep.
Cooper, though? You don’t see his mug until noon every day. Even on weekends. The boy is not a morning dog. He finishes breakfast, then he and Newt retire to my bed, curl up, and doze until it’s time to go outside and play at lunchtime.
What are mornings like for your pups? Are they morning dogs or do they prefer to sleep late? Do you have a typical morning routine?