Proper Outdoor Etiquette

The season may be early, but we are having beautiful spring day after spring day. For some odd reason, Hu-Dad reminded us of proper outdoor etiquette.

It might have had something to do with this.

It might have had something to do with this.

Hu-Dad looked out the kitchen window and noticed that Typhoon was snoozing away, Sunny Sibe Up. Uh, Typhoon, do you really think that is appropriate for outdoor snoozing?

Oh, so I should be more like this.

Oh, so I should be more like this.

Yes, yes, Typhoon, thank you for showing some proper decorum for enjoying the sunny days. Now just keep that up.

So, again, this would be inappropriate.

So, again, this would be inappropriate.

Egads, yes, Typhoon, don’t you have a sense of the proper behavior. What will the neighbors say?

We don't have neighbors.

We don’t have neighbors.

Good point. You win.


  1. Andrea on March 13, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Sounds logical to me! Your Friend – Shanuk

  2. Melon on March 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    But Sunny Sibe Up looks sooo comfy! And hehe at Juno’s mom’s comment.

  3. Juno's mom on March 12, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Oh my, so x-rated. Tgftf, thank God for the fur. 😉

  4. Lori on March 12, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Oh yes that was Keeta the Akita’s favorite position too. But it was also my open invitation to lots and lots of belly rubs!!!!!

  5. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on March 12, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Mom sez: That used to be Ayla’s favourite sleeping position, too — inside OR out. Ice, NEVER. Ebby, occasionally.

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