Behind the Scenes: The Blanket Stealer

Today’s post comes courtesy of a wife and mama who’s had a scattered Monday. Hey, sometimes it just happens. 😉

When I can’t focus, I talk about the fluff.

And today…well, it’s literal fluff. 😉

If you’ve been around this place awhile, you know about Sammy.

He’s our younger golden of the two at eight years old, but he acts about eight months old. He’s all crazy puppy and all love. Truly. And you will also never, ever meet a more loyal dog.

We kinda love him. A lot.

And it’s not really a secret in our house that our dogs are a bit spoiled. Not completely, but there are certain things they get away with. They regularly make themselves comfortable on our bed or on the furniture. (We just clean the dog hair off a lot. Pretty much every day, or at least it feels like it.) They beg when we eat. While we make them lie down while we’re actually eating, they do usually get a scrap of people food. And there are presents for them on Christmas and cuddles for them every day.

Every hour. 😉

They’re part of the family, and if dogs can reason, I’m pretty sure they know that.

Around Christmas time, I was the recipient of two awesome blankets. A sherpa throw that is UH-mazing and a heated blanket that has been my best friend during this never-ending thing called the Polar Vortex.

I will occasionally have to wrestle these blankets away from my daughter…she clearly shares her mama’s love of NOT. BEING. COLD.

Don’t worry…there’s zero bitterness in there. 😉

But my dog? Really?

I literally hopped off the couch for less than two minutes to run upstairs and do something. Left the heated blanket on because, well…IT’S COLD and I really can’t wait to Just. Crawl. Back. Under. It. And. Be. Warm. Again.

I thunder down the stairs, turn the corner, and…


On my blanket AND my pillow. All cozied in and snuggled up and looking about as cute as he possibly can.

Oh, the eyes…the please-don’t-move-me, look. Melt.

And while everything in me just wanted MY BLANKET BACK, it was too cute not to photograph. Hubby is good with a camera, yeah?

So that’s the story.

Of my cute, furry, sweet golden retriever and how he totally steals blankets and the comfiest spots in the house.

And since I know you’re wondering, T convinced him to scoot over a few minutes later, just enough so I could reclaim my spot.

And then he snuggled right up next to me.

It was a good afternoon. :)


Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I’m linking up at Crystal’s space for Behind the Scenes with some of my favorite friends. We’re sharing the silly and sweet and sometimes-tear-jerking moments that happen behind the camera lens…I hope you’ll take some time and pop over to read some great stories.

Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner.

“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it.



  1. That picture melts my heart. Adorable. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Heidi

  2. So pretty! : )

  3. Awwww what a cutie Sammy is! Kinda funny we both shared a pix of our dogs today! 😉 Love this-so, so cute! Aren’t they amazing? We can’t imagine our family without our Gigi. ?

    • It’s true that they add so much to our family…fur, craziness…and love. We can’t imagine life without them, either. :) Thanks for stopping by today, friend!

  4. I have a furry spoiled critter in my house too and I totally related to this post. This was my first week with Crystal’s Behind the Scenes group and I loved every minute. I smiled all the way through your story but it was so funny when I got to your description at the end and you said -That yummy breakfast for dinner you just showed us on Instagram was because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner. I wish we could all just give up that perfect version of ourselves we present online, because honestly.. the real women I have come across this past week have been so much more beautiful and special. And I’m sorry.. the look on your doggie’s face? I could never say no to that! :)

    • I’m so glad you linked up, Roni! Welcome! :) And, oh, the look…yes, I know it well. Ha! Blessings to you…have a beautiful day!

  5. A year ago I would have thought your were crazy to even have a dog in the house much less up on your couch but since we got our Roscoe my heart has changed. I love those sweet eyes. I am so glad you had a good restful and warm day with all the ones you love.

  6. So stinkin precious!! I’ve always wanted a retriever…one day!! I’m with you, HATE the cold, and I’m in Tx and it’s been too cold for me, I can’t imagine how much more so it is where you live. Can’t say I blame the little guy 😉

    • Oh, you definitely want a retriever…they are truly the best. Maybe I’m a little biased, but… 😉 And the cold…here’s hoping that the snow falling right now is the last of the year! (I can hope, right?) :) Blessings on your day, friend.

  7. Sweetness. :-)

  8. I had to wash the sheets yet again, twice in two days, from all the Sago hair on my pillow when I forgot to shut my door and he obviously spent the day in the bed, on my pillow….drooling no less, :/ good thing he’s cute!

    • Oh, When. They. Drool. Oh oh oh. And yet we still love them…and invite them back onto the furniture! 😉 That cuteness is what saves them. Happy day to you, sweet friend!

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