Dual Personality

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Hobbits happily whittle away their hours with breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper. Mr. N does the same only with various forms of sleep. Although he wouldn’t say no to seven meals a day.

His day goes something like this: first nap, second nap, morning respite, siesta, afternoon rest, post-dinner doze and bedtime. In between, we manage to work in walks, play time and training.

In the middle of his siesta.

He is quite happy to sleep past noon aside from a quick bathroom break and breakfast. But as soon as he senses there might be a possible walk in his future, he dashes out of bed. We’re very grateful for his excellent off switch.

I joke that his Yorkie side (all terrier) takes over outdoors and his Maltese side (lap dog) indoors. A few days ago, we walked down to the park and he was literally running circles around a Shepherd mix.

People who see him in one setting don’t believe how he is in the other setting. I took Mr. N with me to a botanical garden and met up with a friend there. I was telling her how he naps most of the time at home and she was astounded. A recent house guest only saw the pup at night throughout his stay and told us that Mr. N was so quiet and good.

It’s a good thing he sleeps so much. I don’t know what we would do with him otherwise. One day we took him for a seven-mile hike, he sprinted after other dogs in the park for about 45 minutes and he came home wanting to play with his toys.

How do you wear out your dogs?

Mr. N at the summit

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  1. 2browndawgs

    September 5, 2013 11:55 am

    Thanks so much for joining TNT!

    LOL our dogs are the same. They do not mind a good nap or a meal, but outside they love to run and play. I think Mr. N sounds like a well balanced pup!

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  2. kathleen obrien

    September 5, 2013 1:29 pm

    Sounds like the best of both worlds…
    Our guys are seniors, so they always are up for a nap. But they are Labs too, so they are always up for some activity. We walk run them everyday and at their age, that's pretty good for them. Jack gets to do extra SlimDoggy workouts with dad too – he loves those.

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