22 January 2014

bernie & the big pink chair


bernie the beagle is a rather particular creature. except in the case of food, with which she is a rather un-particular creature. an "if it smells like food -- oh wait, she already ate it" kind of situation there. but epicuriousities aside (that is not a word, i am making it one, this sentence is a comma splice, oh well), she's an animal with highly developed tastes. don't touch her armpits. for instance. she prefers to sleep beneath the covers until exactly 5 am, and then it's on top. you will quickly learn with bernie that napping on the couch is not leisure, but art -- always this corner, never that one. (but it's best if you can circumnavigate the corner issue entirely and hop to the top and perch like a cat.) cold weather is miserly, unless it's snow. snow is the very best weather of all. 

so when we brought home a set of vintage velvet chairs, we knew bernie would be the first to test them. she hopped up, and immediately moved into an intricate dance of different positions. the butt-on-back-with-ear-flopped-on-armrest seems to be her superlative choice. we've a well-cooked theory in these parts: bernie likes to be near the action, you see, but not really the center of it. she can watch the whole room from that height…and yet, nobody can ransack her seat. because oh, bernie does love to snuggle. but with our ever circumstantial beagle...it's really a 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. kind of thing. 

8 comments:

  1. Bernie is adorable!, my dog is the contrary, he can lay wherever he wants but the food is kind of an issue, he doesn't eat all the dog food kind, just one brand and one flavor in particular, and he only loves a few human food too!

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    1. that's too funny! i can't imagine a world where bernie would turn down anything that even remotely resembled food. haha.

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  2. your photography is stunning

    http://roseandvintage.blogspot.com/

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  3. ahh she's such a cutie! And those velvet armchairs are a fabulous addition to your home

    Hannah xx

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    1. thanks! such a fun thing to find at the thrift store & fix up. we lucked out for sure.

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  4. i laughed out loued reading this post! seriously, my fiance is even giving me silly looks for laughing at a computer screen! you're beagle sounds like quite the character, such personality! also, loving those chairs!

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    1. haha! aw, that made me day. she really is a strange & wonderful canine.

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