You know how in stories there’s sometimes that guy that stands over a sleeping girl and just watches her, undoubtedly a creep, and everyone freaks out about how wrong it is (though it is often claimed to be romantic)?
Well, I’m that guy. And my dogs are the girl.
Wait, what? Why do you like watching your dogs sleep?
There’s just something so cute about catching my dogs asleep! I think it’s the innocence and vulnerability of seeing them with their guards down that tugs at my heart strings. In those moments I just want to scoop them up and protect them from all of the evils in the world.
When they were younger that were always so alert and up to something (usually no good), so it seemed like I never actually got to notice how precious they could be while passed out. But now that we’re all older and appreciate our sleep so much more, I often get to spy on them in many adorable sleeping positions. You’ll often find me in these moments moving very slowly towards my dogs so I can snap a photo without waking them up. (I take my creeping very seriously.)
Here is just a (very) small portion of the many photos I have taken of my dogs sleeping over the past few months. For those who are new to my world, the images on top are of Mad, my Alaskan Malamute who isn’t the brightest dog and sometimes boogers, and the bottom are of Tasha, my Chow-Retriever mix who is the defiant and independent HBIC of the household.
See, aren’t they just adorable? How can one look at those photos of my dogs sleeping and not fall in love?
I mean, surely it’s no more creepy than a mother watching her baby, right? And the dogs don’t seem to mind too much… as long as I don’t wake them up.
Are you sure you don’t creepily watch people sleep, too?
Yes and no? How do I answer this without sounding like a weirdo? I do watch Dave sleep occasionally, but not out of some romantic wish to creep over him 24/7. My spying on his sleeping is only ever a result of us being a long-distance couple and him leaving his Skype on when he goes to bed five hours earlier than myself. (That’s not to say I haven’t screen-shotted an image or two of him sleeping to send him the next day, but only because sometimes he sleeps in some very weird positions and I always have to ask “WTF?”) If we were in the same time zone/bed, I wouldn’t bother with it because I’d be too busy sleeping myself.
Plus, as I’ve explained to Dave, watching people sleep is a totally different experience. Oftentimes they drool, they pick wedgies, they fling their bodies around. It’s just not as cute. I’ll admit I’m a sleeper creeper when it comes to my dogs, but c’mon, I have standards.
Anyone else a sleeper creeper, whether it’s for pets or humans? Let me know! Or, if you just find that this is another “reason I shouldn’t have a slumber party with Asti”, you can share that as well!