Doctor Otis

Dr. Otis says: “Snuggling is the best medicine.”

How many times can I drive this point home: Otis is an AMAZING SNUGGLER. Amazing. I’ve shown it in this post and in this post and now I’m going to talk about it again – because I think it’s one of his best qualities!

My brother Russell had to get foot surgery to remove a foreign object, and under doctor’s orders he’s been occupying the couch all weekend.  Wouldn’t ya know, Otis is a great buddy to be bed-ridden with! We all piled up on the couch for some serious lazy Sunday action (the rain helped a lot), and Otis did his best to put Russ on the mend.

Boy did he try hard! I don’t think Otis was snuggled up for more than ten minutes before he started snoring. How can you not feel better with this little guy cozied up next to you!?

Otis was even nice enough to give me some snuggles, but ONLY after I got a sufficient amount of time with the other end. Gee, thanks Otie.

I guess I can’t really get mad since he was busy playing Doc Otis. I was pretty impressed at how “concerned” he was about Russ, and it was cute to watch them hang out all weekend. If you like curling up on the couch with your pup for a good movie, good book, or a nice nap – Otis is your guy!

For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page to learn more about him and how to get in touch.


Snuggler Extraordinaire

Otis told you last week about how bummed he was that it wasn’t going to be sunny, warm weekend – but it turns out he had a plenty good weekend anyway.

Former foster Baxter was a unique dog in that he really liked his space, which I wrote about once when I explained that I don’t need a dog to be snuggly in order to fully appreciate them. Otis, however, is quite the opposite and loves invading your space – which means being on and around you at all times.

We don’t normally allow our foster dogs on the furniture, but after a week of enforcing this rule it was clear that while Otis was obediently staying on his dog bed, he would be much happier spending the time he was alone in the house on the couch (pushovers, we know – but you have to choose your battles!). After equipping the couch with some protective linens, we let him on up.

It turns out it was a great decision for both him and me, because he is the snuggliest dog I have ever met and our evenings together on couch while I blog are so nice.  He is even snuggly with people he’s just met, like my best friend Sarah who came over to enjoy a rainy Sunday with us.

So while the whole cuddling thing was new to me after growing up with cranky Barley and then four months of independent Baxter, I can certainly say I’m now totally obsessed with it getting pretty used to it. There’s nothing like ending a long day with a big lug of a dog sprawled across your lap, am I right? :)

For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, check out his adopt me page or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.