November Comes Blowing

Before opening my eyes in the softness of the pre-dawn dark this morning, I knew it would be another day of gloomy, somber gray skies and blustery winds.

The wind, although not howling or storm-worthy, had been steadily moaning through the leafless branches outside my bedroom window all night – as it has for much of the past week. Dreary days like this make good spinning days, but not much else.

Still, I awoke with a smile and although it was time and past to rise, I enjoyed several more minutes snuggled under warm blankets with not one, but two warm dachshund bodies glommed close to my side, snoring lightly.

Peace, quiet and warm dogs. What a lovely way to wake up.

Nevertheless, my desire for coffee eventually won out and I gently freed myself from the blankets and warm fur. Uncovering toes and warm bellies earned me groans and stretches, and finally a couple of sleepy heads emerged.

By the time my upstairs morning routine was completed and coffee was poured, the duo had awakened, scampered downstairs and pestered Jer into bundling up and taking them both outside to potty. Yay Jer!

Coffee mug in hand, I headed back to bed, ready for the rest of our early morning ritual of coffee, biscotti and belly-rubs. I guess this is their version of doggy bagels?

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

2 thoughts on “November Comes Blowing

  1. Got a kick out of that “faceless paws” photo! That feels like me on days like you describe! I’ll substitute my hot chocolate for your coffee, but I agree that puppers in the morning are a great way to wake up!

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  2. Rhonda may not be a morning pup but she sure does have the cutest morning face. We are having our first round of winter like weather here which made crawling out of bed a challenge this morning. I sent our younger and much more energetic Lab Summer in to wake up my oldest daughter. Thirty minutes later when they hadn’t emerged, I stuck my head in and found that Summer had decided to crawl into bed with my daughter for some more warm snuggles rather than harass her awake with a dog toy.

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