Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Getting A Little Closer

on January 9, 2009

Last night, we were mighty pooped from all the work going on, so we went to bed early and caught up on some shows on the DVR.  For Jasmine, that meant plenty more time to snuggle with us before she was put into her bed.

Like most dachshunds, Jasmine loves being on the big bed with us.  I’ve kept the “dogs don’t sleep with us” rule, but have allowed her snuggle time both at night and in the morning.  During these snuggle times, she gets pets and scratchies from both of us.  However, in the last few weeks, she’s been spending more and more time “exploring” Hubby’s side of the bed.  She now sniffs his face and occasionally gives him kisses.  Her being face to face with him without him towering over her has helped her a bit with her fear of him.  His being home for two weeks during the holidays also helped.

Well, last night was another milestone.  She usually accepts pets from him for a bit, and then comes over to me and snuggles up next to me to go to sleep.  Last night, instead of leaving him and coming to me, she curled up in a ball next to him.  He put his arm around her and snuggled with her.  She wasn’t frightened and for the first time, she allowed him to just leave his arm on her without getting nudgy.

Of course, this morning when he was getting ready for work, she skitted under the bed to hide.  But that little step forward is another indication of her further acceptance of him.  It made me so happy to see them snuggling together…I hope there are many more nights like that.

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One response to “Getting A Little Closer

  1. kate says:

    Aw, that’s a great milestone!

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