Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Oscar and the Nightmare

Oscar sleeps on the bed. Not everyone agrees about dogs sleeping on human beds, but I think it makes a sleep more cozy and the heart feel safer.

The other day I woke up to Oscar having a nightmare. He was whimpering in his sleep and twitching his paws. I spoke to him gently, waking him up slowly with soothing words and scratches to his back. He woke up, seemed relieved, resettled himself and fell back to sleep at the foot of the bed where he usually sleeps.

Later in the night, I had a horrifying nightmare of my own. Luckily for me, Oscar woke me up! He was returning the favor. He snuggled up against me and we fell asleep with his head resting in the crook of my arm. He rarely sleeps like this. I really think he knew I was quite distressed by my nightmare and was comforting him. He's so sweet. 

Dog's are kind of magical that way. They know how to be there for their people. They know how to comfort you when you need it most. 

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