February 16, 2009

Funny (to me, at least) Morning Anecdote

Early this morning, after Erik had already gotten out of bed, I felt our dog, Zippy, pushing next to me. I thought it was his effort to get in on some of my pillow space (I probably should have prefaced this by saying, "Yes, we let our dog sleep with us. We are a couple of saps."), but then realized he was trying to burrow under my pillow.

See, the first thing Zippy does "at bedtime" (Gah! That sounds ridiculous!) is burrow under our sheets. It's a smart move, and we allow the behavior because he acts as a sort of electric blanket. So when he was pushing under my pillow, in the whiny tone I only get while I'm half-asleep, I told him, "No, Zippy, don't go under my pillowwww. Zippy, noooo. Urrrrggghhh."

Eloquent, I know. Well, Erik heard the fuss and came from wherever he was at such an ungodly hour in the morning, and I whiningly explained that The Dog was trying to get under my pillow, much like a child would "explain" to his parents that a sibling had taken his toy. Erik laughed, as he often does when trying any conversation with me while I'm in some weird Beta-state, and corrected me: "No, Zippy's not under your pillow, he's IN your pillow!"

Zippy had managed to, in the clumsiness of sleep, mistake the space between the pillow and its pillow case as his entrance to the bed undercovers. His body was half-underneath my pillow, which was wholly-underneath my head. Through his laughter, Erik managed to exclaim, "Zippy, you're doing it wrong!" *Sigh* I wish we had the opportunity to get a picture.


posted by julie at February 16, 2009 10:35 AM


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