Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Dogma of Kess' Mama

My Kiwi beagle pals, Cookie and Cinnamon tagged me to show where I sleep. Now, if you've read my post "Let sleeping dogs lie", you'll know this beagle sleeps anywhere and everywhere. In fact, my name should be "Kess ZZZs" coz I love to snooze.

My humans have this weird "dogma" (principle, tenet or arrogrant declaration of opinion) about where their beloved beagle sleeps at night. Firstly, I am not allowed to sleep on their bed. Instead, they provide me with my very own beds, which is comfy, but hey, its' not the same as their bed!

Bed #1 - is my kennel on the porch. My kennel also has a top, but for photography purposes, mum took it out so that I can be seen clearly.
You can tell from my expression that it's not my favourite bed. I much rather be in the house than on the porch. Unfortunately, it's my regular bed. Here's why:

Kess: "Mum, Why can't I sleep indoors every night?"
Mum: "Kess, you know that dad and I travel regularly. When you go to gramps' home when we're away, dogs are not allowed into their house. So, you have to get used to being outdoors at night."
Kess: "But, it's not fair..."
Mum: "I'm sorry Kess, but surely it's better to be able to roam freely in gramps' garden than being boarded at a kennel."

I guess that's true. this beagle would be miserable being boarded in a kennel. Besides, it's fun staying over at gramps because they feed me all sorts of cool treats. I even get to enjoy afternoon tea when they have their tea. At home, I only get breakfast and dinner.

Bed #2 - is my couch cum day bed cum rainy nights bed.

My humans provided this bed for me in the living room so that I wouldn't go on the couch. In the earlier years, they had to train me to stay off their couch. It took a while but their efforts paid off. I love my own little couch and haven't had any urge to climb on the human couch.

On rainy or festive nights (i.e. firework nights), I get to sleep indoors. This is when my couch cum day bed gets converted to a night bed. My humans will bring my bed to a little corner on the stairs outside their room. Sometimes, on out nights, I have to wake them up by pounding on the front door in the wee hours in the morning when it starts raining at 2 am so that I can come in. To avoid having their sweet dreams turn into a nightmare, my humans have taken to sky-gazing every night before they go to bed to see if it will rain that night. It the skies are red, it's in night for me. Woo hoo!

And now, I would like to tag the dynamic duos: Agatha and Archie, Maggie and Mitch , and Cocoa and Barley


My friend, Happy passed this award to me. Thanks Happy!

There are some rules for passing on this award:

1. Post it on your blog and link to the person who gave it to you
2. List 7 things you love
3. List 7 blogs you love
4. Email or comment on those blogs to let them know you've given them an award

I love:
1)FOOD, glorious food, in all shapes and sizes
2)Tummy rubs - in fact my favourite trick is to sit right in front of mum when she's on the couch to get her attention and then flop down for a tummy rub
3)Playing with my humans - fetch and "get me out of the T-shirt" are my favourite games
4)Long walks - especially when we go hiking in the hills
5)Sleep - lots of it
6)Car rides - love the air conditioning in the car!
7)Chasing squirrels and cats and postmen and delivery men....

I also love:
1) Cookie and Cinnamon
2) Laney
3) Khyra
4) Key West Collies
5) Joey
6) Fred
7) Martha & Bailey

Now, I know that some of you may already have this award but I just wanted you guys to know that I love your blogs!

P.S. Update on the Pulau Ketam abandoned dogs. Todate, about 30 dogs have been rescued.Read more about it on Malaysia Central.


Martha said...

Hi Kess
Congratultations on your Award and thank you for passing it to us. It is always great to get Awards from our friends and we will post about it soon.
We enjoyed your post today and think you are lucky to have so many cosy beds. You are right though - therre is nothing to beat the humans bed!
Have a great weekend Kess and thanks again.
Martha & Bailey xx

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Hi Kess,

Your couch cum day bed looks comfy! Neither Cookie nor Cinnamon has had such a nice bed before.

You are lucky you don't have to stay at a boarding kennel when your humans are away. Cookie and Cinnamon have to stay at a kennel when their humans are both away, but that happens only every other year or so.

Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing it to us!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kess! You sure look cozy in your daybed! It's real pretty, too. Thanks so much for passing that nice award on to me. I've already added it to my sidebar with a big "Thanks, Kess!" Zeke and I love your blog, too.

See ya!

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Kess!
I´m not alowed to sleep in hoomans bed too. That´s so unfair! =(
You look very comfy in your little couch!
Congrats on your award! I love your blog and I love you a lot!
Have a great weekend!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
I hope you are having a great weekend!
YOu look so comfy in your couch cum day bed!
My mom wishes I'd like to sleep on a dog bed that way she could have a good sleeping night everyday! It is her fault. She let me sleep on her bed since the first day!
Congratulations on your award!
Kisses and hugs

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Kess!
Come to my blog, please. I have an award for you.=D


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hmmm...we sleep on the sofa, in the human's beds, infact anywhere we like except our own beds....what's that Mum? Training?? Aarrgh...nooooo!
Hope you are well bud, it's been ages again....sorry!
Slobbers xx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Khongrats on your pawesome award and fur sharing it with me!

I enjoyed seeing your sleeping places...

My mom would love me to sleep on the bed with her but I like the floor! Of khourse, I start out with her!

Happy Rest of Your Weekend!


Molly the Airedale said...

I'm looking at the first picture - the kennel with the top, and thinking what a perfect spot it would be to hide when thunderstorms are happening! We had one last night and I kept everyone awake for over an hour!
Thanks for tagging us, Kess!
And thank you so much for the update on the rescued dogs! They're the lucky ones!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Hi Kess,
You have two very nice beds there. You are a good dog to keep off the sofa - mum tried in the beginning but gave up. We have a crate which we sleep in each night but our favourite bed during the day is the sofa. On the weekends we get to get into bed with mum and dad after an early breakfast and a pee! That is by far the most comfortable place to sleep.

Agatha and Archie said...

We agree that your couch bed looks quite comfy!!! In fireworks time try UNDER the like a charm..Love A+A

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Congrats on your award, Kess! Your beds sure are comfy! I don't really like to sleep on beds...Beds are a little too warm for me, especially on hot nights like recently. I prefer the cool floor. *grins*


i said...

You have one really comfy bed there, Kess! I'm not allowed on the human's bed too...sigh...

Amber-Mae said...

You are an obedient Beagle, Kess. We are allowed on anything & that is wrong. My hoomans don't mind though because they say we will never be boarded anywhere because we get traumatized easily as we're not used to it.

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Thanks so much for the award, Kess!

Biggie-Z said...

Wow, you sure have some nice comfy beds! I sleep on the hard floor because it's cooler, even though my humans buy me some beds.

Fred said...

Thanks for the award! Wow--so many beds and rules!

Sapphire said...

oh so comfortable! will get sappphire a pillow now that she's stopped chewing on the towel mats.

will have to get several pillows.

happy snoozing Kess (:

Tee said...

Hello Kess!

Congratulations on your award! We're all not allowed to sleep indoors either ... the Chief said we'd cause too much of a ruckus! All TEN of us! We're much happier outside anyways - more space to run!

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Princess Patches said...

Congrats on your award, Kess! You are very lucky to have so many beds. We only have one each, but we sleep wherever we want. Fortunately, for the hoomans, we don't like to sleep on their bed when they are in it!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

lilyruth said...

You do not know me but we have a mutual very close friend Bokjae and he left me a comment over at my doggie blog name of to stop by and meet Kess his friend so I did and to invite Kess over and to add kess It's a dogs life onto my blog roll if I liked her after I visted and he sent me the Url to this blog and here Im and I really enjoyed my visit with Kess and Kess's Mama I guess Bokjae knew I would if I just visited. So I have added Its a dog'slife onto my blogroll at Dogcents.Today and I would like it very much if yu would add onto yours here. I love dogs and have lots of dogs five of my own Poochie, lily, spot, Mimi,and Boogie they also hae their own little spots where they sleep during the day but at night they all snuggle up in the bed with me.. Smile and they always argue about who is gonna sleep next to me everynight they take turns but most of the time its Lily and Mimi who win and Poochie he just sleeps on a pillow on top whee I lay my head. Believe me alot of confusion on some nights. Well Kess and Mama hope you accept my invitation and stop by soon and be sure to let Bokjae know we all stopped by to visit. @lilruth as Im known on twitter, Lilyruth as Im known on all my blogs, and real name is Ruth Segovia as Im known on FaceBook..

Sarah K. said...

Sleeping outside seems scary! GOod thing you have an indoor bed for some night!

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