I've often joked with my husband that if we were to win the lottery or something, I'd outfit every room in the house with nanny cams.
Why? Isn't it obvious? I'm curious to see what my dog does during the day.
We've always assumed he just lays around and sleeps. For a long time, we knew he wouldn't eat or drink while we were away.
We've been together in our new house for almost two years now, though, and I think his behaviors are changing.
For one, I know he drinks water during the day now — I'll come home and find the water bowl less full than when I left.
For two, I sometimes find things moved around when I come home. Since earlier this summer, the comforter on the twin bed in our extra bedroom has been all twisted up. This is clear evidence that Sensi's been in there. Sensi loves blankets and is quite adept at moving them around to create a nice little pillow and bolster for him to lay against.
I'm off work this week and being at home during the day has given me some insight into my dog's daily behaviors. And sure enough, he's claimed that twin bed as his daytime dozing spot.
I'm not entirely surprised given that the bed sits in front of a large bay window. It not only allows him the best view of our front yard, but also means the room fills up with sunshine starting at about 1 p.m.
I don't know what it is about black, shorthaired dogs, but they seem to love to sunbathe.
I've figured out that Sensi's routine is to lay in the sunspots at the back of the house until the sun moves to the front of the house. Then, he perches himself on that bed for a good nap.
Perhaps all this sunshine is also why he's drinking water during the day now.
Either way, I suppose the nanny cams would be a waste. I'd be watching ten hours of my dog napping in sunshine.
Oh, to have the life of a dog.
What do you think your dog does during the day? Would you use a nanny cam to find out?