Posted by Mary Andrews / October 15, 2014
Basil's Blanket Season (aka Call Me Crazy)
Happy hump day! Well, we can tell the autumn weather is truly starting to set in now that "Basil's blanket season" has returned in full swing. What's Basil's blanket season? Well, it's the 5 months out of the year that Basil gets spoiled with his own throw blanket while lounging about — tell me we're not alone on this?
This position above is what I like to refer to as "the cold weim ball." I can always tell when he's cold, because he'll crouch up into this tight ball and sometimes even push his nose down into the bed, trying to keep warm — doesn't looks so relaxed or cozy, no?
I have to admit, I get a lot of flack from my extended family and friends for wrapping Basil up in a blanket, and I even used to get a little flack from Tim...that is, until I showed him the following test:
Here's the test — we toss the blanket over him when in the "cold weim ball position" and walk away...
After about 5 minutes, without fail, we'll hear him let out a big puppy dog sigh and see him begin to stretch on out:
Now this is the look of a comfy, cozy dog:
It's hard to argue that the blanket doesn't make a difference — just look at those eyes rolling back in his head...
Hey wait, are you guys talking about me? Yawwwwwwn....
Oh, hello there, camera! Let me take a minute to show you exactly how comfy I am with my blanket:
What a ham!
Oh, Basil — how you continue to brighten our days.