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October 22, 2013

The Blanket Monster Returns

For the past few weeks I quietly tiptoed around posting about fall weather.  Temperatures here in Chicago lingered in the sixties and I did not want to tempt fate by exuberantly posting about our extended summer. However, the ruse is up because temperatures plunged and today’s forecast includes

For the past few weeks I quietly tiptoed around posting about fall weather.  Temperatures here in Chicago lingered in the sixties and I did not want to tempt fate by exuberantly posting about our extended summer.

However, the ruse is up because temperatures plunged and today’s forecast includes a slight chance of snow!  Frigid weather means it is time for my Blanket Monster to head back to hibernation for the winter.  Of course, for Eko to transform into the Blanket Monster he needs some assistance.  That is why he has developed a highly sophisticated way of articulating that he wants a blanket.

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A ninety-pound pup curled on your lap is a tough to miss sign.  Eko wanted warmth and he made sure to let us know

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure, marking our territory, dogs, dog blog, Eko

Once I outfitted Eko with a couple blankets he gave Emily just a bit more room to breathe

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But Emily remained an essential component of Eko’s blanket fort.  Once Eko achieved maximum warmth he was ready for full Blanket Monster mode

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The king in his castle

Summer might be gone but underneath the blankets the weather is just perfect for Eko!

Comments for The Blanket Monster Returns

  1. Ah yes……when it gets chilly outside, the fleece blankies make an appearance around here too and Sam’s “all go” when it comes to snuggling “down under”. He appreciates the warmth on his old bones and frankly his old Mom appreciates HIS warmth on her old bones! It’s what we call a WIN/WIN!

    Pam (and Sam)

  2. Ingrid says:

    Eko is still the cutest ‘lap’ dog!

  3. I agree with you Eko – for fall and winter I’m always undercover :o)

  4. So funny, such a big pup needing a blanket. It was 21 here this morning and yesterday there were a few snowflakes in the air. We are ready to play in the cold and snow. That is the beauty of seasons, you never really get bored!

  5. stevebuddy says:

    Cute !
    I know what you mean Will.
    But here is a kicker for me, years ago I put in a new kitchen flooring, and since my house is a
    ranch, I am on a slab of concrete, which makes my floors really cold in the winters here in the Chicago suburbs. So since I was putting in slate tiles, I also put a heated floor system under them. I thought my dogs would love it in the winter time ? Well so I thought they would, the only time they would lay in the
    kitchen, is feeding time ? But that’s there loss then, it does keep my feet warm.
    Oh just got back Sunday from camping again, and the RV with the Pugs were no were to be found there. We were looking forward to playing with them and taking some pictures to share with you, so you could have a good laugh at how silly these guys are, well maybe next year when we go ?

  6. it is so cold now in Michigan too that we are all huddled like Eko!

  7. What cute pigtures! ^_^ Whee love snuggling in blankets or big piles of hay, it’s the best thing about cold weather!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

  8. harrispen says:

    We don’t need to get under blankets but we do love to snuggle next to our parents. We do it as a service to them to keep them warm.

    Millie & Walter

  9. Misaki says:

    He sure is a snuggle monster 🙂

  10. Love the second last picture with his eye peeking out… what a snuggler!

  11. love the eye staring out saying “don’t you dare touch this environment” LOL

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