Lovely nap in the heat of yesterday afternoon. It was so delicious I decided to enjoy a second one. Such decadence.
I was rousted from sleep by the not so subtle sounds of Maggie (pet duck). As the windows were open, my sleepy brain didn’t take it in, until I heard the pitter patter of webbed feet on the floor. Sitting up I found Maggie in my bedroom, wandering around happy as you please, talking (rather loudly) to herself. A curious soul she wandered off, to waddle up and down the length of our shotgun style home, seeing what was what and where.
What makes this interesting (to me) and funny is that the part of our restoration home we live in is on the second floor (first floor in America), up an escher style curving staircase. I could hear George (Maggie’s beau) quietly quacking down below, letting Maggie know he was there in moral support and would she please come down.
Maggie learned to climb stairs when we lived in our previous cottage. These stairs were also wonky and curving. She became a master of getting up them. She would take a deep breath and hop to the next step, so I would hear hup, thud, tap tap (her feet), hup, thud, tap, tap. She really does make a sound like ‘hup’ when she hops.
What she is not so good at is getting back down.
PS. I read somewhere long ago that if you nap you should set a (gentle) alarm for 20 minutes or 90 minutes and you awake refreshed and not groggy. There’s science behind this (which someone else can give you), and it really does work, whether you sleep, doze, or just loose yourself in your thoughts.