I’ve never been a small dog person. I’ve definitely never been a tiny dog person. Since we adopted Ruby a week or so ago, she fits unbelievably well into our existing family. She’s super smart, completely housebroken and loves playing with Maggie or the ferrets.
One of the things I didn’t expect to happen was for her to bond so closely with me.
She literally has to be in physical contact with me all the time. If I get up and move, she follows me wherever I go. I can’t even go to the bathroom without her wanting to follow me. I have to draw the line somewhere and it’s right outside the bathroom door.
It’s weird how she hasn’t even known us that long and yet she’s adjusted so well to her new home. Anyway, I wanted to share this picture of how she’s been choosing to sleep lately.
I do a lot of my writing on our love seat. I get myself comfortable and settle for some much needed writing. For the longest time, she would have to sit on my chest and curl up right under my chin, making it impossible to get anything done.
I’m not gonna lie, she’s so tiny and so sweet that it’s hard to deny her what she wants. At the same time however, I’m not going to feed the beast so to speak. I need to continue enforcing some basic boundaries. I’m not going to let her become possessive and be one of those tiny dogs where no one else is allowed to get close to me.
She’s not like that now but I want to make sure it stays that way.. ☺
I’ve been working with her to lay next to me and not necessarily on me. We’re making progress and it’s pretty fricking adorable. As much as I fuss about how annoying it is when I’m trying to work and she won’t leave me alone, who wouldn’t just melt with her sleeping like this… ☺ 💙