Thursday, January 17, 2008

My Foot Warmer

It's been colder than usual lately. Which means that my feet have been colder than usual. Even with my thick socks and slippers they are cold.

In fact about the only time my feet aren't cold is when I can sneak them underneath someone sitting next to me. Hubs really doesn't like this much and the kids never sit long enough for the chill to completely leave my feet. Which leaves me with one choice. Our dog Gigi. This dog just emits body heat like you wouldn't believe so my feet warm up pretty quick if they are underneath her. The only problem is that in order for my feet to remain warm and snug under her, I have to also pet her. Normally this wouldn't be a problem but Gigi is one of those dogs where if you give a scratch, she expects a belly rub. And then next thing you know she'll be trying to sleep in your bed with you. Now that's just not something I can do.

So as you can see, every night about the time my feet are freezing, I'm faced with the same dilemma. Do I let the dog warm them and then have her pushy dog self try to climb into our bed later in the night or do I just deal with my cold feet on my own and sleep without the dog trying to sneak into bed with us. It really is a trivial problem to have I know. And any true dog lover would just let Gigi warm her feet and then sleep in her bed afterwards. The thing is I am more of a dog liker than a dog lover. This means that my like has it's limitations which means I am doomed to suffer from cold feet. Until I get this look from her every night. It's kind of like this one in which her expression says...

Hey let's make a deal, I warm your feet in exchange for sleeping on the soft bed. So then I warm my feet on her and later that night I shut the door so she can't come in. And then I feel guilt for about two seconds and then I fall asleep. Until the next night when we do it all over again. Gigi isn't really a good negotiator but at least she keeps trying.


Kellan said...

What a cute post - what a cute doggie!! He's big, isn't he!? It has been so cold today here and so cold in my house - I can't seem to get warm!

Thanks so much for your support today - you have always been such a good friend and I am glad to know you. I hope you know that I enjoy coming over here and reading your stories and being involved in your life as well. Take care and I'll see you soon. Kellan

Heather said...

Gigi is so cute! What kind of dog is she??

I can understand your dilemma! I have very cold feet too and sometimes I wear layer of socks just to keep warm! :) Good luck, I hope you and Gigi can negotiate a good deal!

Anonymous said...

Well Gigi can commiserate with Dodger because I do the same They make the best foot warmers don't they? Gigi is beautiful and I'm sure our dogs understand.