Dear Paws to Talk,
I have had a long week of work and entertaining my humans. I am exhausted and have dark fur under my eyes.
Today, I just want to stay in bed, watch Animal Planet and nap. My humans keep coaxing me to join them outside but I have no interest. They even lifted me out of bed and brought me out hoping I would become more active.
Is it bad to stay in bed and relax?
-Oscar the Shar Pei
To begin with, we hope the dark fur under your eyes clears up quickly. That is not a good look. Thankfully, we have black coats so our exhaustion is hidden well.
Humans and animals can forget that rest is a necessary part of life. We all get so busy with our jobs, yards, barking and bringing home the kibble that it is easy to let relaxation pass you by.
On the other paw, if you don’t want to get out of bed on most days then there might a problem. That is a sign that something is not right with your life. This can happen to everyone especially if your kibble goes stale.
Otherwise, we suggest staying in your bed today. Enjoy Animal Planet and don’t forget to check out the Food Network. Although, be prepared to drool.
Here are some tips to ensure peace if your humans start bothering you again:
-Pretend you are napping when they try to get your attention. No one with a heart would wake a sleeping canine.
-Go limp if they attempt to carry you outside again. Let all limps dangle. Become dead weight. You won’t be easy to transport.
-Relax in a separate room from where the action is happening. Go to a bedroom or home office.
We hope you have a restful day.
Bella and DiDi
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