Turn, turn, turn

Saturday, November 13th, 2010 | Blog

Dogs have some interesting behaviors. Take the get-in-the bed and paw-vigorously-to-rearrange-the blankets, and then turn, turn, turn ritual. Ever wonder why they do that?

The answer is simple genetics. They’ve been genetically programmed to trample their sleeping areas in the wild so that the grass is tamped down to make a comfortable resting place.

Diamond and I sleep in a bed fit for royalty, yet even in this nuturing surrounding nature plays a role. She considers the bed to be her den and I often find bones, sticks, toys and other treasures hoarded there for safekeeping.

According to American humorist Robert Benchley, a dog teaches a child three things: fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. I’d say that is just the beginning of a much longer list.


"I love freshly washed sheets and quilts, but I like them even better when they smell like me. Sweet as sugar."
— Diamond —

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