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Countdown Wednesday


Today, Mom and I are counting down about rest.

What I Know About Rest

3. I nap in my bed.

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2. I nap on the couch.

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…a lot.

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16. I nap in the street. (But only in the summer.)

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1. I nap on Mom’s bed. I am allowed on her bed when she says the word, “OK” and then we sleep there all night long.

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Who turned out the lights?

I am not allowed on there when she makes the bed, or when she is sorting out her folders and paperwork for her college job.

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Who? Me?

What Mom Knows About Rest

3. Waking up super-early in the morning, lazing in bed, drinking tea is a perfect, restful start to the day.

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2. After a story is finished it needs to rest. No working on it, no looking at it, no THINKING about it.

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Sometimes, a story needs to rest for a week. Sometimes longer.


1. While a story is asleep, it’s difficult to wait for it to finish resting. It’s good to start mind-writing a new story right away. (And all new stories should be about me!)


26. When stories wake up from resting, they sometimes stink.

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Comments on: "Countdown Wednesday" (65)

  1. Oh Cupcake… are so cute when you rest…..or when you play…..or when you smile….or even when you get in trouble! But my Mom said she totally understands that it’s important to let stories REST after they’re done….just like WE have to do when our DAY is done……REST. I’ve told you before but that photo of you in the swing is my FAVE. 😉

    Hugs, Sammy

  2. Cupcake – you are so adorable my little friend!!! You have some really good points on resting there. My favorite place to rest – on the couch right beside mommy! Happy Friday. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Oh I agree. Stories need to rest a while, like cakes. When you disturb them while resting they can fall apart. Both. The stories and the cakes (except mom’s cheesecake, probably there is cement inside what explains the after effects)

  4. You know a lot about resting, Cupcake. I think it’s important to be able to nap almost anywhere!

  5. I rest on the street too sometimes when we’ve had a long walk and I want to cool off on the cool cement! Wooooowooooooooo!

  6. Hey wait a minute. Why is the last bullet numbered 26? What happened to bullets 2-25??

  7. These may be your cutest pictures ever, Cupcake, but I noticed the odd 16 and 26 in the countdowns too. Oh, Cupcake, you have me quite confused now. I think I need a little rest!

  8. Cupcake you are cracking me up in that playground swing! You are such a happy relaxed pupper.. 🙂 #26-funny but surely frustrating for your Mom. Your nose is adorable.

    • Thanks, P. Soon I will play on the swings again. Mom says they’re “closed” in the winter. I hope she’s telling the truth. She also told me the numbers were perfect. Hmmmm….

      Love and licks,

  9. What a great post today, Cupcake. I didn’t know where it was headed, and your last line made me chuckle. Your mom is an excellent writer. Can’t love those photos enough. Laying on your back in the middle of the street and letting your guard down, says a lot about your loving and trusting personality — and how much you’ve been loved.

  10. Whee love the countdown. You are clear FURtastic at Maths Cupcake. Would you tutor our little hoomans?

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  11. Well, I think you must have been typing in your sleep. I only count to 3, but I think that your numbers are a little wacky. Otherwise quite a relaxing post. I like that last one about things being stinky after a rest. Are you? I’m usually stinky after a good roll outside.

  12. How funny is this post. And cupcake, we know about napping. We could all have that as a middle name. Love the photo of you in the swing, Cupcake. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  13. hungryhungryhippo404 said:

    Cupcake, this post is clearly written by a total nap pro! So cute and funny. Keep up the good work you cheeky pup you! 🙂

  14. Oh Cupcake..we thinkz rest is furry impawtant..we also thinkz some thingz do stink after a rest…meat on a backseat of a car that was forgotten an had a rest..peeee ewwww we think what iz good iz using 26 in the lotto’s might be lucky BOL BOL paw pats Doc xx

  15. Yeah, blog posts are the same way, Cupcake. *giggles*

  16. LovableLobo said:

    Cupcake, you are one pampered pooch! I am so very jealous. Adorable post!

  17. I think all the stories should all be about you too!

  18. Nice points C! But, what DON’T you know about resting? 😉

  19. Resting is very good for us fur balls 😉

  20. Nothing like visiting Countdown Wednesday on a Sunday! DUH!
    Resting sounds like a good thing. I personally, am putting my stories to rest – in peace!
    Speaking of stink – you are so stinking adorable!

  21. We and mom have one BIG thing in common…we all LOVE to REST!! BOL!! Mom is a big fan of a good ol’ snooze-a-roo, especially over the weekend.
    Wally & Sammy

  22. We are into napping also!! You get a good one at night…in the bed…Boomer and I have to lay on the floor…BUT I AM NOT COMPLAINING BECAUSE WE LAY ON REALLY SOFT fluffy dog beds!

    Fuzzy and Boomer


  23. Cupcake, you might be my rival napper. You know how and when to just lie down and soak up some comfy warmth.

  24. Cupcake. It’s Linus. I dig your resting routine and I mean dig! Mom says we all need to rest and sometimes wait on The Lord. It’s all good to me! Your buddy Linus!

  25. Hullo!

    We Shiva & Jaya, your elected Purrime Ministerettes of Planet Purrth serving all anipals except snakies!

    We has decided we gonna follow this bloggie. Ws shall stay tooned!

    We no frequent bloggers, but we no ever gone for good! XXXX

  26. Hi Cupcake!
    I love resting! Resting is pawsome! I love napping in mom and dad’s bed!
    xoxo Simba

  27. Cupcake, you are such a cutie and I love all the photo’s. Sorry wez so late over, we are behind with everything as usual! Have a super napping weekend xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  28. You’re so adorable, Cupcake..and yes, rest is all we need, except of a few other things of course. I can’t wait to give you a Pawkiss right on your here we go…muah 🙂

  29. Aw, Cupcake, you are adorable!

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