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Thread: Started a lovely routine with Gracie...inspired by Annie & Ella

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    I hadn't realized it, but we do have a couple of routines. I take Rose out for the final time of the night, lock the doors, and she follows me to our daughter's room, where she wants up on the bed to give her final kisses/nuzzles, then she gets in the bed with my husband and waits for me to brush my teeth and to come to bed. Then she bumps me with her nose to get under the covers and snuggle .

    And she waits for me next to the shower every day. I started this so I could know what she was up to while I was in the shower , and then I forgot to call her one day, and I had to get out to answer the scratching on the door! lol She also comes running for the hairdryer for her "turn", wherever she is in the house. She LOVES to get a hairdryer warm up . I think she may be cold natured like her mama .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrfoot View Post
    She also comes running for the hairdryer for her "turn", wherever she is in the house. She LOVES to get a hairdryer warm up . I think she may be cold natured like her mama .
    Shoot!!! I must be the only one whose Cavvie does NOT like a hairdryer! Can't get it close enough to her to feel the warmth. Maybe I need a less noisy model!

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    Every morning, after breakfast/potty time, Ruby follows me into the bathroom. She has always layed on the bathmat while I took a shower. When I get out, she perks up and starts wagging like I just got home. --Then, after I'm ready to go back into the bedroom, she leads the way. I get out my hairdryer (here it is again Debra!) and she lays next to my feet and waits for her turn! --I should mention that Otis is laying on my other side and he has also loved the hairdryer action for about 9 yeas now!--
    Usually, she's been lulled to sleep by the hairdryer by the time I'm all done. So until it's time to go, she and Otis sleep there side by side.

    I loved reading all these! I hope more people keep it going! I'm going to try and start a new one for nighttime, it's such a lovely idea.

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    Chamberlain snuggles in the crook of my legs every night and every morning he lays across my neck and "snuffs" info my face when the alarm clock goes off. I am going to give him an extra sqeeze tonight.
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    Debra, I want you to feel better......my Claire doesn't like the hairdryer, she never has. She won't come close for 'anything'.

    Claire and I have a couple routines......one is in the morning (she sleeps with me). I always go and get my coffee and toast, and we sit in the bed while I drink my coffee and wake up to the news, while she gets little treats of crust from my toast or granola bar (don't worry, no raisins). She then falls back asleep laying between my legs.

    The other is our nighttime routine......she follows me into the bath as I get ready for bed.....and then she grabs her bone and crawls in bed with me and has a few chews on her bone while I read a bit.

    Mornings can be interesting. Claire loves sleeping under the covers, but makes her way up in the morning and lays across my neck (thank goodness she is small). I always greet her with 'Good morning Red!', and get a great kiss. I usually feed her early, and we go back to bed all snuggled up for another 1/2-1 hour.

    She generally is right beside me in the chair while I'm on my laptop (which is in the shop at the moment).....but she doesn't like the computer chair at my desktop. Darn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraciesMom View Post
    Shoot!!! I must be the only one whose Cavvie does NOT like a hairdryer! Can't get it close enough to her to feel the warmth. Maybe I need a less noisy model!
    BOL! I love this it brings memories. When she was younger we would wake up & she was not a morning person (dog) either, I would stretch her arms, then legs. She loved it.

    Also sorry debra, she loved the hairdryer. I take baths every morning and her little paws would soon be perched on the tub looking in.

    Lynn, LOVE cavalier hugs! Ella then started taking up the whole bed.

    Debra what a great thing to do with gracie! To be in the present and take just that time to enjoy not only her but the surroundings.

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    After losing Sonny last year it reminded me to cherish every single day with your cavalier . When we got Kaley, as I wake early in the mornings, we would go out for a walk in the field at the bottom of the road while everyone else was sleeping, just some time for us to spend on our own together watching the sun come up. It's become a ritual now!!

    In the winter when it was dark it was not so easy so I would just come downstairs and we'd snuggle on the sofa together. Luckily the light mornings are back so we are back enjoying our early morning walks then home for a cuddle on the sofa. Should I sleep beyond 6am ( very rare!) Kaley wakes me up by pawing and licking me!!

    The last year has taught me to never take things for granted and doing something with your cavalier no matter how trivial is something to be cherished.
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    I have been accused by my wife that I love my Tess more than my wife Beverley....I have never denied it lmao. Whenever things get heated in the house ( and with 4 children this is almost daily ), Tess jumps up on my lap as if to say " Come on Dad, stroke me, it'll de-stress you ). I never have to call her up by me, it's just something that's understood between us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anniemac View Post
    I take baths every morning and her little paws would soon be perched on the tub looking in.
    Now Gracie does this for sure....and if I take a shower she sits outside the glass door like a sentry at her post. But I am sure she fears that I might just drag her in with me sometime!

    Love you Annie....I feel better seeing your posts here. Feels more like it should to visit here.

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