Every day at around 11:30am the dog tries to take a nap while I try to make art and videos.
I used to think that before his nap, he was trying to let me know he had to go outside to pee in the yard. Now I know that’s not the case.
He would stare, or try to grab my hand and take me to what I though was the door. Sometimes he does a little silent bark, like a little finigin sock puppet. Regardless, he was just never really satisfied with whatever I thought he was thinking.
I eventually figured out that no matter how old he gets, he still just wants to use me as a pillow like he did when he was a tiny puppy.
He’ll jump up on the couch. Try to find a comfy place for a minute. Then jump down and come stare at me and occasionally look at the couch. As if to say, “The couch is broken, please fix it.” So I do. It’s the easiest thing to fix in the world. So easy that I can fix it with my butt.
He jumps up on the couch that I fixed by sitting on it and in less than 2 minutes, starts snoring with his eyes open until he is completely asleep. I wish I could could say it’s a huge inconvenience. But it’s the best way to think about what I’m going to have for lunch.
It is also the best way to accidentally fall asleep in the middle of the day. Which can be a huge inconvenience. Some people might also think that stopping to smell the roses is an inconvenient waste of time. I find that inconvenient times are the times when stories start, or you have time to think about the stories that are already happening.
Either way, this particular rose smells like popcorn farts today.
This week’s Video that we made between naps is, A Labyrinth for Christmas. Which you can Watch now.