Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Naps Matter

Naps Matter
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"Happiness is a warm puppy."
- Charles M. Schulz

I recently read that being in the company of a good dog boosts your oxytocin levels (a hormone responsible for making you feel calm). I feel lucky that I have kept company with quite a few really good dogs...so on some level that theory strikes a familiar chord of truth for me. And I might add that dogs have taught me some really handy things, like how important it is to fit in naps in your day, and when you do nap it is best to find a warm place, cuddle in, and be lavish with all the things that matter most to you ... include many pillows, blankets, favorite toys... and, of course, someone you love to wrap your paws around. Yes, indeed, happiness is a warm puppy...

2 comments:

for the love of a house said...

ahhhhh, sweet puppy love!
what joy they bring....

joan

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My Bella is the queen of all naps. Sometimes I'm a tad jealous. Adorable picture of your "Sleeping Beauty".

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