Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm feeling slightly crowded.

I have a very large living room area.  In the living room, there is a full sized couch, a lot of open floor space with several dog beds, and a loveseat.  So why is it that right now there is no one on the couch, and no one on the floor or the dog beds, but there are six of us sitting on the loveseat?

I used the webcam on my laptop to take this picture.  I couldn't quite get the distance needed to see the whole area, but I think it shows enough for you to understand my confusion.

In case you need some help figuring out what you're looking at, I've added some labels for you.  

Molly likes to lay on top of the couch right behind my head.  That's her back leg and tail at the top of the picture.  Oscar is curled up on the left, and Roo is squeezed in between him and me.  Morgan found a comfy spot on my lap, and Charlie (best kitten ever) found a comfy spot on top of Morgan.  That's my arm reaching out between Morgan and Roo to reach the keyboard.  Ever tried typing with a dog and a cat laying on top of your arms?  It's not easy. 

I'll admit it's slightly chilly in here since I haven't yet turned on the furnace, but I don't think it's cold enough to explain the need for so much closeness.  Especially when both Oscar and Morgan are snoring rather loudly. If I didn't love them so much I'd go sit on the empty couch by myself.  Except I'd have exactly two seconds alone before they all followed me over.  At which point Morgan and Oscar would fall asleep and the snoring would begin again.  

Okay, I admit it, I am loving the closeness.  It would be a lot colder in here if I didn't have so many furry warm bodies to keep me warm!  And even the snoring is kind of cute.  

By the way, for anyone wondering where the other fosters went... Ziggy is asleep in his crate, the rest of the cats are asleep in the bedroom, Gonzo went to a temporary foster home, and Bailey and Cooper have been adopted!


JackDaddy said...

Jack snores like no ones business. Usually at 3am!! :)

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

How funny! It's like that here, too. Except, we are lucky to get a seat. And if we do, don't move or it's gone!

Kate said...

lol! Same thing happens at my house!

Stefanie said...

Awwwwww - they love you so much!

Frankie Furter said...

How Funny!!


Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

This is so cute!

Anonymous said...

looks a lot like my loveseat... except we've only got four little warm bodies.

brooke said...

so cute! I love the kitten sleeping on the dog!

Anonymous said...

I would’ve died that day if not for you.
I would’ve given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would’ve used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care.
Believing there is no such thing as
Fur that isn’t matted, skin that isn’t flea bitten, good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on and someone to love me
To show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands.
Your big heart saved me…
You saved me from the terror of the pound
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it is to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes.
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter,
Make just a little more room... to save one more like me.
I tell you with gratitude and love that shines in my eyes.
In the best way I know how.
Reminding you why you go on trying
I am the reason
The dogs before me are the reason
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given.
We would die if not for you.

I saw this and thought of you, enjoy reading your blog everyday.
I am thankful for you and people just like you!
North Carolina

Purrfect Haven said...

a pretty special post that sums up all that you are - LOVELY. Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley xxx

Tucker The Crestie said...

Haha - this happens to me all the time. All five of mine will try to lay on or next to me simultaneously when it starts getting cooler. Sweet, but a little annoying! :)

Susan Blatz said...

You are a popular girl!

Black Dog Mom said...

We sit like this all the time, but usually I have to make someone get off so I can get on. Then we have a major shuffle while the one that got moved tries to squeeze back on.

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

We have the same problem here :)