I have yet to meet a Boston terrier that didn't love grass. And Sinead is no exception. Whether it's grass that's green and lush from cool and wet spring weather or grass (like this) that's yellow and parched from summer's heat--it doesn't matter to her. If it's grass, it's a spot that's made for napping.
But Sinead has several steps that she must go through before she can hit this moment of sloth bliss. And she follows those steps faithfully, every time she heads outside for a little grass therapy.
Step one: Find the perfect spotSinead is a very tiny Boston terrier, so my residential neighborhood yard could, in theory, provide her with 100s of napping spaces. She won't be content with the first bit of grass that hits her paws. She has to set out and find the perfect spot.
Step two: Flop down and start rollingGrass is spiky, and all of those little barbs have the potential to poke Sinead in the eyes or in the flanks. So before she'll rest, she has to smooth that grass down. A typical dog would do that by circling around on its feet. Sinead goes for a more efficient method.
Step three: Keep on rollingHave I mentioned how important this rolling thing is? It's very important. It can't be rushed.
Step four: Obtain camouflagePeriodically, during the rolling, Sinead has to get up to prove that she has grass on her back. She'll even peep over her shoulder to make sure it's there. Why this is important, I'm not sure. But she sure thinks it is.
With all of these steps completed, Sinead can rest for about 2 minutes. Then, it's time to start over again. Not much of a nap, right? But it makes her happy.
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