Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Don't Prod the Bear

As we're bunkering down for another blast of ice and snow tonight, I noticed ol' Cap was curled up in a sunny spot, snoozing away. He seems to sleep alot more these days. I've been wondering if it was old age catching up with him, but after pondering over this situation, I've decided that's not it at all. He's hibernating. Yeah, like a gumpy old bear, he's living on his fat reserves and catching his Zzzz's. He was so deep into Dreamland that I was able to take his picture, and he didn't even know it. In fact, I took about ten pictures before Glynn rudely gave me her elbow and said to knock it off, he looks so sweet and peaceful like that and the flash might wake him. Good advice. Like My Boy always said, don't prod the bear. Anyway, I hope all you doggies and hammies stay warm tonight. Hopefully this will be the last cold spell of winter for us, unless that pesky groundhog sees his shadow next week. If he does, he belongs to me.


Gus said...

Hi Tell!

Good to see you posting again. That is a great shot of Cap'. We think letting him snooze a bit is a good idea. Then he might be inclined to a bit of bitey face or snow chase when he wakes up.

Gussie n Teka

TwoSpecialWires said...

We had to do a double take to make sure that wasn't Jakey Boy snoozing away. Both of us spent the greater part of the day like that. We're smart dogs, us WFTs.

Bunker down. Stoke up the fire. And try to enjoy this next storm.

Back to nappin',
Fergi (and Jake) ooxx

Bobby said...

We are sick of this winter to, roll on the lazy hazy crazy days of summer, well if its like last year we better not blink or we will miss it. We caught lots of rain though.

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Tell mate,
Well Cap sure looks nice and comfy.
Glad you didnt wake him up.

Noah x

Princess Patches said...

Probably a good idea to let sleeping dogs lie! Cap does look very peaceful! We sure hope this IS the last blast of winter. We've had ENOUGH...even here, in Georgia! It has been really cold here for waaaaay too long!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Molly the Airedale said...

You look so comfy, Cap! We got a bit of snow today and our weatherman says that we'll be having windchills of -10 degrees! brrrrrrrrrr
Mom says she's ready for an early spring too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...


I missed you and am so happy to see that Cap is hybewnating and not sneeping too much because of old age. I think most of us have been doing a touch of that lately..what a cold and dweawy wintew it's been so faw..I usually love it, but thewe's been no snow hewe , just icy winds and wain..yuck!!1
stay wawm and consewve youw stwengths fow the lovely spwing to come
smoochie kisses to you and glynn and Cap

Agatha and Archie said...

Oohhh he looks so sweet!! We will get in line behind you to catch that groundhog kid...Love A+A

Eric said...

Nope not a bear , Cap looks like one fine handsome square boy Tell. How many years young is he? Hope your Mom has mega treats lined up for him when he wakes up. All that hibernating makes a wiry extra hungry. If that's possible.

Wiry love Eric xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Tell. I took your advice and went cracker dog this evening - attacked one of my stuffies and gave it a good shake and shake and shake. Then ran zoomies. All only to be wild and crazy and a little out of control. It was great fun!

Thanks for the suggestion
Jake (Fergi watched)

Bae Bae said...

You sure look sweet sleeping. :)

~ Bae

Life With Dogs said...

The east coast is getting buried today, but it looks like you are in the clear! :)

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Linda said...

Hey Tell,
Cap sure looks peaceful snoozing away in the sunshine. We're so bored with cold winter too. If you really do think he is sleeping more than usual, have the vet do a full thyroid panel on him. Mama said I was sleeping way too much when she guessed I might have Hypothyroidism a few years ago. Yep I did. A tiny thyroid hormone pill daily cures that right up.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie