Friday, January 09, 2009

Winter Hibernation

The above is a typical scene from my living room, one that could be seen 24/7 if you visited my house. Well, that isn't totally true as Dudley, Orchid and Willow would be in different spots at a given time, on any given day but you get the idea. Dudley in the dog bed, Orchid beside him and Willow has jumped onto the couch, knocked the pillow down and made a little bed for himself on it. Winter hibernation has set in at my house......

Even when getting their photos taken, the most movement I seemed to get was a couple of heads being lifted...that was it.

It seems a little unfair and rather hard for me, to have to go into the studio and work during the day when everyone else is lounging around and sleeping all the time. How would anything get done if I sat around like the 3 tzu's do all day long.

I guess I will have to be the one to get up and go be creative while everyone else slumbers the long winter days away.

The framed painting above my couch is a watercolor I painted of Willow and Orchid years ago. This is the unframed photo......what a life, lots of toys and a comfortable place to sleep. I think I might try a little winter hibernation this weekend myself.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
what a wonderful post! i always love seeing your fur babies and your painting is delightful! I love it!

Catherine Holman said...

How cute! You must include Dudley in the next one. He'll start to feel neglected.

La Donna Welter said... very cute!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are adorable! I have been really having to make myself get motivated in the studio this week. Must be the cold weather.

The Muse said...

What a precious set of loves you have there! :)

I can see why it is hard to tear yourself away...they look soooo comfortable :) lol

NeereAnDear said...

How totally darling Ruth!! I LOVE this post!! Your babies are so precious... I think you should go hibernate on the couch with them... I am guessing you may get more than just a head lift!!

Love you living room ... great colors and your water color is lovely



Charm and Grace said...

How precious those two are in your painting... living in the lap of luxury, or so it would seem. I love your living room... it appears so pretty and serene. What a really lovely escape.


Gail McCormack said...

We pretty much have a similar scene in our home, only difference is one doggy and one cat, I find it comforting to know they are both inside comfortable warm and happy.....never mind about me hot/cold whatever the case maybe and uncomfortable!

Lovely post Ruth

Suzanne said...

Ah, the dog's life! Ours sleeps the days away too, only getting up to chase a squirrel or eat! (not the squirrel, lol).
Hope you were able to get a little hibernating in this weekend.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

I can't blame you for wanting to try a little winter hibernation in your beautfiful room wtih your adorable dogs - what a life your babies have! The pink chair painting is lovely and looks wonderful in your room.

A little hibernation is good for our creativity - enjoy!
Have a great week.

Catherine said...

Awww....Ruth, they all look so comfy and adorable..that Willow is very clever indeed! :) Love the painting you did of Willow & Orchid..and love their names~as beautiful as they are! They look like they enjoy having their photo taken & being captured in your art.
Happy New Year Ruth!

Kathryn Bechen said...

Your dogs are too much! Love your French Doors in your LR! :) Kathryn :)

The Rose Room said...

Lovely calm and peaceful, love your cushions, Tiffany lamps and doggies! Rachaelxo

Inspired Tokens said...

Oh Ruth ...your puppies are so cute! I love how each one has found their own little nest. I love your cozy living room and the little ones only add to the ambiance! Love your painting too!
Wishing you a wonderfully Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
Your puppies are so cute! Otis and Riley have been sleeping the days away too.

I love the watercolor painting you did of Willow and Orchid.

It's getting cold here too and I'm ready to hibernate! Hope you have a great day.


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice to curl up on a comfy cosy pillow and nap the day away? Sounds perfect to me! I find it difficult to get motivated on these cold days as well.

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Anonymous said...

Aaaaah! CUTE babies!!!
You must update your painting to include your 3rd baby.

Hugs to you and stay warm!


p.s. It's in the 70's here. :-)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Oh they are so adorable! My Golden, Maxie sleeps the day away too. Unfortunately he seems to wake up around 5 Pm and is ready to play (just as I'm winding down)!