Part of owning a tiny dog with no body fat...or body mass for that matter, is keeping her warm. Every night she crawls into bed, under the covers and cuddles up with one of us....mostly me. She does this all year round. The dog can not be warm enough. No matter how over heated you are, she needs to be warmer.
Not only does she cuddle up to us, she becomes "one" with us. I know...sounds weird. However, no matter where you move, she moves with you. She's like a little shadow...no a leech! A tiny leech! That little dog somehow rolls and scoots with us. No matter where you roll, she's there stuck to you! It's a little maddening at times, but for the most part, we've gotten used to it.
She's so small, that she's almost imperceptible underneath the blankets. The cats routinely step on her, getting her "evil" growl. The "bitch get off of me!" growl...that sounds more like a muffle mouse sneeze. Other than the growl, you'd never really know she's under the covers.
Most mornings, Mario is up first. He'll shower, come back into the bedroom to dress, and then get back in bed to hang out with me a bit and talk before he goes to work. Usually he'll locate the little dog lump in the bed, pet her and try coaxing her awake. Which is getting harder and harder to do now that it's getting colder out.
This morning when I woke up though, he had a funny look on his face. When I asked him what was wrong, he said he had a blog for me. Ooh mama loves a good blog! He said he had come back to bed and was cuddling with the dog, talking to her through the covers, and giving her kisses like normal...until about ten minutes in he saw another part of the bed move, and realized the dog was on the other side of me. Tula popped out from underneath the blankets and it was only then that he realized that he had been cuddling and kissing my foot through the blanket the entire time!
Now that's starting the day off right! I couldn't stop laughing...yes that makes for a good blog! Of course Tula climbed right back under the blankets and went back to bed.