Sinead the Boston terrier doesn't have a great cuddling history. Despite her very small size, which you would think would make her a breeze to cuddle, she remains pretty darn independent. She doesn't like people or pets crowding her or taking over what she deems her very important personal space.
But, since I broke my leg a few weeks ago, Sinead seems to have softened her cuddling stance. And everyone is taking advantage.
For example, Sinead has decided that she needs to be sitting either beside me or (preferably) on top of me, no matter where I might be sitting or what I might try to be doing. This means she often tries to cram herself into spaces that don't quite fit.
Here she is sitting on my lap, right where that keyboard should be. I have the pillow there so I can type while in my recliner (so my foot stays elevated). But she's crammed herself on that pillow, tight against my belly, and I don't have the heart to move her.
Sometimes, when I am sitting and not working, Sinead sits on my lap and others come and sit with her on my lap. This means she has to share the space by snuggling with the other animal. Fergus is a huge fan of this.
These two are both in my lap, but Fergus has one arm slung over the little dog, and he's resting his chin on her back. I'm not exactly sure Sinead is a huge fan of this whole thing, but she isn't growling and she isn't moving. So she is, at the very least, tolerating this embrace. I never thought I'd see the day.
When I do manage to get Sinead off of my lap, she's been crawling into Liam's big bed to cuddle with him. Again, this is something she absolutely never does. These dogs often take turns sleeping in this bed, and they're very polite about changing places. But they hardly ever sleep in the bed together. But this week, all that changed.
I have another month of non-weight-bearing life ahead of me. I have no idea what changes that will bring in this little dog. Who in the world will she cuddle with next! Stay tuned to find out.
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