We spent the past week camping in Chincoteage Virginia. Paul and I along with the two pups piled into my dads F250 pickup with both of my parents and my 2yr old nephew, Rylee. The journey there was around 6 hrs with plenty of excitement and noise! The pups naturally took their preferences in traveling spots. Eve, took the soft dog bed we wedged between the two front seats while Link chose the floor below our feet. Numerous times when Rylee had his fits, the dogs would back up and stare at him trying to figure out what exactly was making that screaming noise.
Once we arrived at the campsite, the dogs again picked their spots in the camper. The first night Eve took the dog bed and Link sprawled out across the floor. However, it only took one night for them to realize Paul and I were on the blow-up mattress above them. From then on every night after we brushed our teeth we would find Eve already in position on the bed while Link would start on the floor below. I mentioned before Link always sleeps on the floor until about 5am when he puts his front paws on the bed and licks my face to be lifted onto the bed. This trip was no different in his nightly schedule. The pics are cute.
After a couple of months in our Chicago apartment, Link and Eve definitely have their prime nap spots all picked out. It is pretty predictable. Link picks typical “dog” spots, and Eve insists on sleeping where humans sleep.
Link = under the coffee table, under the futon, under the bed, on the tile in front of the fake fireplace
Eve= on the futon, on the bed, on her dog bed in front of the coffee table
Of course those options are gone in Virginia, so each pup has been forced to find new spots to rest. We’ve been here for a week now, and they’ve already picked out their regular haunts. Their traits haven’t changed either. Eve still insists on sleeping only on soft pillow-like things, and Link always snoozes on hard, cool surfaces.
Their choices definitely reflect their personality. Link gets along splendidly with all people, but enjoys his alone time. He gives you a kiss and then leaves to curl up in a spot only fit for a dog. On the other hand, Eve clings to humans and assumes that she must be one as well. She gives you a kiss, and then another kiss, and then another, and then insists on sleeping right on top of you.
P.S. Link finally learned to swan dive into the pool while fetching his tennis ball. Adorable. I am sure we will post a video of his new skill soon.