Our nomination for this week's featured slumberers in Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap came from Melissa Mercer.
One look and there was no doubt that these snoozers qualified -- they've got a handle on both sleeping and napping in the family's Fort Worth home. (Aside: I used to live in Fort Worth and, come to think of it, I never heard of anyone with an insomnia problem in Cowtown. Back to the sleepers)
Melissa says, "Lilah is a 3-year-old Golden Retriever adopted from Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas in 2007. She was an owner surrender and my husband, Tim, and I were lucky enough to transport her for intake.
"Less than five minutes after picking her up, my husband turned to me and said, 'Can we keep her?' She's been a joy and sweet spot in our family ever since, and usually napping within sight of me."
In fact, the "gentle" sleeping position was photographed when Melissa "turned around and saw Lilah there and just wanted to curl up with her." That upside down shot? That's "her usual sleeping position."
And, Melissa says, "Yes, Lilah is daddy's girl."
The cat is Snickers. She's 11 -- and, apparently a literary cat. Likes to sleep within reach of books, it looks like. She's been with the family since 1997. She was a kitten when she was found "in the underground parking garage at my office," Melissa says. "She's been my 'office' cat ever since. Anytime I'm at the computer at home, she is in the study with me. She definitely rules the roost with the two resident dogs and various foster dogs that move through our home."
There you have it, a sleeping dog and a napping cat. And two proud people, of course.
(Your slumbering animals can be spotlighted in the globally-read weekend feature Let Sleeping Dogs Lie and Napping Cats Nap. Simply send a photo of the sleepers and information about them and yourself to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. At Readlarrypowell.com, we honor those who sleep because, frankly we are among those who can't.)
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