I love a good nap. It’s a guilty pleasure I normally indulge only at the weekend. During the work week, I can’t let myself get too comfortable on the couch in the evening otherwise I’ll be out for a few hours, nothing gets done, and then I’m up half the night.
With a puppy in the house, there’s lots of opportunity, but we use Luka’s nap time to get essential things done. Much the way people do with a little baby in the house. He’s so adorable when he sleeps that I can’t resist cuddling him for a while – I admit it! His habit has been to nap from about 9pm until bedtime – a problem – because when we’re ready for bed he’s raring to go!
Today while we were at work, little darling Luka got into one of the soda cans that my DH keeps on the kitchen floor. Predictably, he managed to pierce the can with his baby shark teeth and had the kitchen floor and his bed covered in Diet Pepsi. What a little angel!
Well, he’s an angel when he’s napping anyway.
Puppies sleep a lot (thank heavens!) but it’s productive time for them. They play hard and nap hard, but while they sleep they’re growing and maturing. There’s health benefits in napping for people, too. For me, it’s a great mood enhancer. I was very happy when I was in Spain with their society-sanctioned siesta time and wonder why this habit hasn’t ever caught on in our part of the world.