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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sleeping Dog

I can't help but feel that there is something wrong when an entire family is so besotted with how Milo sleeps at night. The Daughter was dismayed at the size of the mosquitoes and she fretted over the number of mosquito bumps on Milo's pelt. I had lit mosquito coils at the patio and the back kitchen but The Daughter still grabbed Milo and sprayed citronella all over him. I don't think Milo appreciated how he changed from pungent and macho boy dog odour to herbal fragrance. Then I noticed how Milo had the good sense to park himself next to the mosquito coils, resulting in almost no mosquito bumps the next morning. My observations stopped there.

See... the dog can look after himself just fine.

2 weeks ago, The Husband and The Daughter sneaked out onto the 2nd storey roof garden, which has a glass skylight on its floor, that looks down upon the patio. They wanted to see whether Milo could hear small noises in the night. They tapped gently on the glass and were extraordinarily happy to note that Milo's ears perked up and he lifted his head to scan his domain.

Last week however, The Husband made comment at breakfast that when Milo is in deep sleep, he is quite oblivious to his surroundings. I asked him how he knew and he confessed that he had woken up in the middle of the night to do a bit of Milo watching from behind the big glass panes of our main door. Earlier this week, I was treated to a blow by blow account (also at breakfast) of Milo's nightmare the night before. Then yesterday, the whole family tiptoed quietly from skylight to main door and back again giggling and nudging each other, marvelling at how Milo had placed a proprietary paw around Paddington Bear (Milo's teddy bear) and leaned his head against the said bear's tummy.

We spend entirely too much time watching one mongrel dog sleep.

13 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

picture! picture! picture!! =D

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Aw... your family is so sweet! And Milo is quite a charmer ya? :)

Wen-ai said...

Awww... Milo is the baby of the family lah. ;)

My SINFONIA said...

Your whole family is milo-crazy!

petunialee said...

Fry - I've been trying to snap one. Easier said than done though. It's hard to creep up on him unawares and I dun think he likes being photographed in such an un-macho pose. Sigh!

petunialee said...

OKC - I have a love-hate relationship with Milo. He is a pain but an adorable one.

petunialee said...

Wen-Ai : He is a baby alright!!

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - Yeah... we're nuts aren't we?

Malar said...

You all are one cute family!
Milo must be very gifted to get a good family!

M said...

Is Milo on heartworm preventive treatment? Suggest you look into it if you haven't already, since the parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes, which your new place seems to have an abundance of. :)

petunialee said...

Malar - I dun think Milo agrees with you when I yell at him to stay outside the house.

petunialee said...

M - Yup! Heartguard... he has the works. Every vaccination and also Frontline.

Blur Ting said...

LoL, you guys must be really funny to watch. Maybe the neighbours are watching you!