This is an edition of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap that is a guaranteed “Awwww”-inspiring collection of photos. Especially from people who love the little dogs! Awwwww. Look at those ears, that face, that little nose!
For these slumbering Poms, we’re grateful to one of our veteran tipsters, the great Cheri Fults of Recycled Pomeranians & Schipperkes Rescue. The organization has been around since 1996, inspired by and formed by people whose desires to help these little cuties existed long before the rescue group was created. Like minds with a mission, you know? Cheri provided these sleeping and hey-you-woke-me photos and the biographies of the adorable adoptables. We opened with elegant Oberon. Keep reading.
Poms, as you probably know, are toy-sized Spitz-type dogs. Toy means around 5 or 6 pounds -- not much more, sometimes a little less. The breed originated in Pomerania, a region on the Baltic Sea in Central Europe.
Pomeranians were originally bred to hunt bears. I’m kidding, which, surely you already guessed.
They are companion animals. Our light research shows that Queen Victoria had a hand in popularizing the small breed. And, according to historical reports, two Poms survived the sinking of the Titanic.
Get a Pom at your house and you have a lapdog companion with personality and a breed with a history.
The first pup pictured is Oberon. Cheri writes that he’s “hopefully getting adopted on Saturday. From a puppy mill - he has been fostered by me for 1.5 years. He is shy but sweet. Wants to be loved but still leery of humans. Likes to play with other dogs.” [LARRY ASIDE: And he’s clearly comfortable sleeping in front of a camera.]
Next is Skittles, a 4-month-old adoptable Pom mix. In the bio, Skittles is described this way: “Goofy and playful. Runs around the backyard like a maniac. Sleeps a lot otherwise. Uses a dog door. Cuddler lap dog but great on a leash.”
As you can see, Skittles, in colorful attire, doesn’t mind being chauffeured around in a carriage and will, if needed, rise to greet a human though that carriage appears to be quite comfortable.
If you wondered about Zag (third photo) being a lap dog, this picture ought to demonstrate that “yes” is the answer. Of course, if you want Zag to sleep comfortably, you may have to paint your toenails in a fascinating color.
Here’s the story on Zag: “He is undergoing heart worm treatment. He’s from a puppy mill. Sweet guy! Not house-trained in the slightest. Needs a diaper inside the house. He is incredibly sweet and loves to be held and get belly rubs. Loves everyone.” [LARRY ASIDE: Zag is just a few steps and loving encourage- ment away from being a perfect dog! All depends on the human.]
This fourth pup, is Aurora. Cher says she’s “hopefully getting adopted this weekend.”
Aurora’s history? “Sweet girl was an owner surrender. She’s been in the rescue quite a while. Black dogs are difficult to adopt out. She is so sweet and playful but makes an excellent lap dog, too.”
There are many other Poms available for adoption. These were Cheri’s drowsiest this weekend. To ask about adopting (and I’m betting they can use some fosters, too), call 214-775-0648. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.recycledpoms.org to see how to help and how to adopt.
FYI, we found this quote from an online place called POMMY MOMMY. No doubt some of you will agree wholeheartedly with this: “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never had a Pomeranian.”
[Our thanks to Cheri Fults for responding to our appeal for photos of sleeping dogs and napping cats, et al. We’re always looking for slumberers whose stories we can tell. Send photos of your sleeping dogs, napping cats, slumbering etceteras to email@example.com. Remember, you’re encouraging insomniacs to believe that they, too, can catch some sleep if, as Zag did, they can just find the right enthralling toenail polish and comfy lap.]
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