Sunday Afternoon Nap
April 29, 2018 1:52pm CST
As long as I can remember my Dad used to indulge in a Sunday afternoon nap. It usually occurred at 1pm, and he got up when he got up. There wasn't to be anyone wake him, and it was suggested that we (there were 4 of us kids) kept things down to a dull roar while he was napping. I never quite understood that Sunday afternoon nap thing.......until recently. Today we woke up at our son's home. I don't sleep well in other beds, or in other homes. There are so many sounds that wake me and I like the mattress and pillows that we have here better then any others. And......at 5:45 Ellie, our son's dog, made her way into our bedroom and woke me. Yes, she intentionally went to my side of the bed and licked my fingers and woke me up. She didn't even bother with my husband. So naturally, being up early, after a night of not-the-best-sleep, I was tired when we got back home again. So, I practised what my Dad used to on Sunday afternoon, and gave in and had a nice little 40 minute nap. Now I feel much better, the sad thing is that the weekend is nearly over. Did you enjoy a Sunday Afternoon Nap today? ~Photo is of Ellie having a Sunday Afternoon Nap
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She is long-legged. They are looking into a place to board her for a couple of weeks this summer when they go to Poland, we will try to take her in October when they go away. She prefers to stay home, so next fall I may have to move into their place for a week. I suggested a horse farm that takes dogs in for boarding, I know the owner and she'd be well cared for there.
• Bunbury, Australia
@Juliaacv We have boarding kennels at the end of our road but we heard the other day that a dog escaped and it hasn't been found so that isn't a very good recommendation. Wouldn't that be devastating? To come home to no dog? You might enjoy a week looking after Ellie.
• United States
A little nap can feel so good. I can't nap though or I can't sleep at night. I have an awful time sleeping away from home as well. I like no noises and my bed and sheets and pillows. I don't adjust to changes very well especially sleep related. Your dog looks like a larger size poodle?
My naps are rarely longer then 15 or 20 minutes, or I wouldn't sleep at night either. The dog is our son's dog, Ellie. She's an Aussie-Doodle, which is a cross between and Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. She has a lot of the shepherd in her, the height and her habits, when they take her out and there's a bit of a crowd, she will circle the outside of the crowd, drawing everyone together, just like a shepherd dog would. She's a certified therapy dog, our son and his wife are both social workers, and they take her into the under 18 youth group homes for visitation purposes.
• Corsham, England
I'm just like you and cannot sleep away from home and I also have a dog which sticks her wet nose on me when she wants feeding first thing! As regards the nap .. mine used to be confined to Sundays but now I'm retired I have them every day!
• United States
I have never been a napper any day of the week, but I know several people who are. I figure so long as I get a good night's sleep, who needs a nap? I have too much I want to do throughout the day to bother with putting myself out. I do hear it is rejuvenating. Still. But I don't fault anyone for doing it, It's just not for me.
Ellie chews them too, but they replace them on a regular basis. She has a few stuffed babies with squeakies in them that she'll play with but won't destroy, she relies on those for when the kids are gone and she's lonely. She was playing with one today while we went out for breakfast together.
• United States
I don't know why, but I cannot nap. I haven't been able to in years. My dad always took a Sunday afternoon nap. He and My Mom would get home from church, we'd eat lunch, and they'd get a nap before they got up for church that night. My dad still does it. You must have really needed that sleep!