The sun has not yet swung around far enough to admit much of the sunbeam through the window, just a strip in front of the sofa. They’re not allowed ON the sofa and they know it. So I put the snuggle-bed over in the sunshine for Cochise when they came in from their last exercise time and he was shivering. It’s cold out. The cold doesn’t bother Blondie, she has a heavier coat.
Cochise curled into the bed, felt the warmth of the sunshine and moaned with pleasure. Blondie stood nearby and looked at him enviously. She poked at him with her nose. He yawned at her (which in dog-speak does not mean he’s tired – in this case it was “go away you’re bothering me”).
So Blondie walked around and sat on the floor in the sunshine between Cochise and the window. But she remained sitting up – blocking the sun Cochise was enjoying. Cochise looked back at her, glaring. She ignored him and remained immobile.
Cochise got up to go discuss the situation with her, and she immediately stepped into the snuggle bed, “Thank you!” curled up and laid down. Cochise stood there gaping at her in astonishment, “But, but… that was MY spot!”
“Too bad”, Blondie yawned.
So Cochise stepped into the sunbeam and sat down, just as Blondie had. After a few moments the performance was repeated with Blondie getting up to try to intimidate Cochise and Cochise snagging the bed back.
Eventually they were both able to enjoy the sunshine.
Silly sun puppies!