The world according to Gator

I’m an older southern gentleman. I like things done a certain way, but that just comes with age. I’m laid back and like to sleep a lot, but I also like to run and play when the mood strikes. My most favorite thing to do is sit on the back porch with my foster mommy while she has some sweet tea. The sun on my face feels wonderful and I stretch out and take a nap at her feet, while the little people play on their swing set.

I guess I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning of my day. I usually wake up around 4 a.m. My foster mommy is a little slow at that time, but she always gets up to take me out. When you gotta go, you gotta go. Then I go back inside to my fluffy bed, and catnap until about 7:30. I call it a catnap, but mommy says that I snore. REALLY LOUD. Then I get up and she has breakfast waiting for me. I LOVE breakfast. I love it so much that I moan a little when I’m eating. It’s so good, that I just can’t contain myself. Then we go for a walk. I make it all the way to the stop sign now! I use to not be able to do that.

Gator nap timeWhen we get back home, I’m a little tired, so momma puts my bed beside her feet so I can take a nap while she has her morning coffee and watches her favorite show. I can’t sleep unless I am beside my people. If I’m not beside them I just pace and pace the floor. I also like to have their things beside me in my bed. Last night I decided that I wanted momma’s house shoe. The night before that it was the little ones Minnie Mouse bear. I love snuggling to things that smell like my people. After my nap, I get up to get my afternoon medicine. Gotta take those to keep myself healthy and strong. Then it’s lunchtime for the little ones. I like to hide under the table to see if any yummy goodness falls my way. After lunch momma brings out that mean sucking thing that makes a really loud noise. I don’t like that thing. I bark and bark at it, but it just keeps going. The daily fight with the sucking thing really wears me out, so when it goes back to sleep, so do I.

I take a loooooong relaxing nap, and then go outside with my brudders. They are crazy, let me tell ya. They run and play and have a good ole time. I like to join in every now and then, you know, just to stir things up a bit. When play time is over I go back inside to the yummiest smell of all. It’s dinner! I sit at momma’s feet when she gets everything ready. Sometimes she lets me get a taste, because of course she needs my opinion. After dinner the little ones go to bed and I crawl onto the couch and snuggle whiff momma and daddy. I love our snuggle time. Even when daddy is a little gassy. After snuggle time, momma brings my bed beside hers so I can goes to sleep. I know it’s bedtime when momma moves my bed. I crawl in, and she tucks me in for the night. Then it’s off to dreamland, and stealing my people’s stuff while they sleep 🙂

November 10, 2014

Gator in the snow