Three Dog Night

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 | Blog

Although there are only two dogs (Chopper and Diamond) in this photo, last night was a three dog night.

Chopper and Sadie, Diamond’s BFF’s came over for a sleepover.

Three is a magic number for a lot of things, books for example. The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Three can also be an interesting dynamic in a number of dogs, which became readily apparent when Diamond tried to put all of her bones in her mouth at one time. Especially since the bones were on the couch and had no appeal to her before Chopper and Sadie’s arrival.

Let’s see if the third time is a charm and we have a great day together.

Wondering where the phrase, three dog night came from? A magazine article about indigenous Australians explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo, a native species of wild dog. On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs, and if a night was especially cold, it was a “Three Dog Night”

Remember…Play Nice. Make Friends. Share Toys.™

"I can Play Nice. Make Friends, and Share Toys, but nobody said anything about sharing bones!"
— Diamond —

One Response to “Three Dog Night”

  1. Annie Brody Says:

    November 15th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Thank you for a lovely start to the morning and the work week and for sharing Mary Oliver’s poem which goes straight to the tender truth of our special love relationship with dogs.
    Her poem brought me back to recall with exquisite clarity the first morning I awoke several years ago and felt Hero, my newly adopted Golden Retriever (and first dog ever) lying against my knees in bed. My heart swelled with such happiness as I came into consciousness with the awareness that we now belonged together. It was the start for me of a new chapter in my life and the opening of my heart. No words were needed between us.

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