Siesta Time On a Really Lazy Afternoon

There are many things that the dogs that stay with us and Alex teach me, but there is one thing I had, and still have, a really terrible time doing for the longest time ever and that was, this is such a shameful confession since we Spanish are known for our siestas, taking a nap.  As a child growing up in Ecuador, naps were the norm rather than the exception, but I was never able to take a nap.


Time went by and I found myself living in the US enjoying my time with Alex and furry kids like Sarris and Dexter, and I’d take a look at them and see how peacefully they sleep so, what do you think I did?


I quickly followed suit and I was out like a light.  Yes, that is me under that blanket.  About a decade ago, I lived in Naples, Italy for 2 years and I noticed that Italians ate a lot of sweets and pasta, but I rarely saw people overweight.  They also drank a lot of wine and took naps.  I’ve been thinking lately that Spanish and Italians have the right combination of food, recreation, and relaxation, therefore I am going to try to learn from Spanish, Italians, and my canine companions and do my best to take a nap.


After we woke up from our nap, Cynthia and I took them out for our usual short outing, anytime between 12pm – 4pm, depending on the weather, so they can stretch their legs and do their business followed by dinner.  Since I had the AC on, they all seemed to want to go out to the deck to warm up a little bit so we stayed out for about 10 minutes, and then we all came in.  We’ll be going for our evening walk later on, but I can certainly say that this was one really lazy afternoon I truly enjoyed.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. this is soooo sweet!

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. You look so comfy there amid your furry family. My husband calls our 3 standard poodles our grandkids! They get on our beds and other furniture, though, much preferred to the floor.If we push enough, we can find a way for the two humans to get onto the bed with all three or whichever don’t get pushed out, LOL.

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Oh boy. I’ve seen and heard about pet parents ending on the floor while their furry children occupy the bed. Alex loves to get on the couch and bed, but she is only allowed to do so when she is the only dog in the house. When we have other dogs, none of them are allowed to do so. Why? They can easily get in a fight, but I am glad that yours are ok and don’t have that problem:)

  3. naps are the bomb…I love naps…….ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

    1. Marcela says:

      Totally agree with you:)

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