It’s a given, if I’m sitting down, I have a dog on my lap. It’s been that way for years. For the last eight months, however, I’ve had two puppies and only one lap. We got Georgie (brown and white Chihuahua) first, and she’s always been a snuggler. When Bella (black and white Papillon/terrier) came along, Georgie had to learn to share. It was easy at first, because they were both very little.
As they got bigger, things got a little tighter, but we talking less than ten pounds total, so not really an issue.
They even share my lap in the car.
Sometimes, they’re content to snuggle beside me, as long as we’re all together.
And although mine is their go-to lap, they’re happy to cuddle with Hubby, too.
Or my boys, if they’re around.
When they were younger, Georgie and Bella would snuggle together in their bed if no lap was available.
As they got bigger, I thought they’d be more comfortable in their own beds. At first Bella didn’t agree. She’d move her bed next to Georgie’s, then sort of worm her way over.
Usually if I’m on the computer, Georgie is on my lap, and Bella uses the nearby bed.
It gets tricky when, for some reason, Bella thinks she should also be up on my lap.
This only works if I’m scrolling Twitter or newsfeeds, and don’t need to type. When I’m using the keyboard, even Georgie usually gets down. Somehow she always manages to scoop the bed away from Bella, and Bella quietly moves to the mat by my feet. Which is strange because Bella is the bigger and more aggressive of the two.
On the rare occasion, Bella won’t move right away, so Georgie just sits there until she wins.
Every morning, they can be found on my lap right after Hubby leaves for work. I’m drinking coffee in my housecoat and catching up on the news headlines, and my two little girls are snuggled in tight. Makes it hard to get up and start my day. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my puppies!