I love, love, love watching Julius “nest.” He curls his lanky body into a tight little ball and snuggles deep into the pillows. He has learned to burrow his snout into the warmth of blankets and he loves to have his his nose or sometimes the top of his head pressed against his humans.
I like to imagine that being that close and breathing in our scent makes him feel secure. My little man, who lived outside and was running the streets now luxuriates in creature comforts and is not above stealing a pillow out from beneath a resting head.
Julius actually has his own full sized pillows -(two of them!) that he sleeps with and these accompany him to whichever bed he happens to be sleeping in, usually. It gives me such a huge feeling of satisfaction when I see him enjoying these small comforts. I know that he knows how much he is loved.
Within the next week, I’m going to need to remind myself just this exact feeling. The hubby and I will be embarking on a huge adventure that just the anticipation of makes me emotional. I’ll believe it when I live it but in the meantime, Ray will help the girls hold down the Fort and Julius will pack his pillows, bed, blanket, bowls and toys for a week at “sleep-away camp” aka his happy place, Paw’s-n-Claw’s Pet Care Palace.
Wish us all luck!