Every morning around these parts, the animals follow a routine. They drag me from my comfortable bed (usually around 8ish) with whining and pawing and walking over the top of me. Chloe goes outside while their loyal servant (me) fills the food bowls. Once breakfast has been consumed, Chloe makes her second trip outside (or bad things happen to the carpet). They romp about the house until around 9am. And then it’s time for the first nap of the day. Glorious silence fills the house as they all begin their first 1-2 hour snooze. Lately, Chloe has been napping on the couch next to me so I can pet her. It makes for cozy mornings while the wind blows and the rain falls outside my windows. It really is the little things that make life grand.