Lokie’s Obsession with Jim

I’ve told you about Pinot’s obsession with bags.  This is the story of Lokie’s obsession with Jim.

Lokie is my shadow.  She follows me everywhere I go.  If I can’t find her, I usually just have to turn around, look down and there she is.  She sits by the tub when I take a bath.  She accompanies me on every trip to the toilet.  She is my faithful companion, always by my side.

Until Jim comes home.  When he is home, she forgets about me.  All she wants then is to sit on Jim.  And not just on his lap.  She is happy to sit on any part of him.


Lokie thinks Jim’s chest makes a great place to sit.

Never mind that Jim was trying to install a ceiling fan in my sewing studio.  She just wants to be near (or on) him.

She thinks of Jim as her own personal carrying service.

And if Jim’s lap is full (of Pinot), then Lokie just stands on his shoulder.

But the funniest thing about Lokie’s obsession with Jim is the way she sleeps with him.  I’ve caught them taking naps together on the couch.

In all sorts of positions.  Can that be comfortable?

She inserts herself under the covers and in his arms at night.

Shouldn’t that be my place in bed?  I’ve been usurped by a mini hot dog.

If it’s too hot to get under the covers, she still somehow manages to insert herself under his arm.

And apparently, Jim’s face makes a great pillow.

So does his chin.

Lokie thinks it’s perfectly normal to spoon with Jim, with her head on his pillow.

My mom wants to know why I am up taking pictures of them while they sleep, when I should be asleep myself.  I tell her it’s a bad habit I can’t kick. Who can resist snapping a photo when faced with these images?  Even if it is the middle of the night?

Lokie caught me once taking a picture.  I think the look on her face says it all.

“MY Jim.  Not yours!”  And that’s obsessed.


  1. Janet Nero on September 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm


  2. Valerie on September 4, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my! Your girl sounds like my Brandy. I’m perfectly fine to hang out with…until Dave gets home!
    These Daddy’s girls!!!! 🙂

  3. Elaine on September 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Obsessed is right!

  4. Elizabeth on September 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Love the way she manages to squeeze herself right up against him! Too cute!

  5. Katherine on September 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The love is obviously mutual.

  6. Lauren on September 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Beyond adorable!!! Your blog always makes me smile

  7. pinotbylyn on September 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, definitely daddy’s girl. Glad you all liked the pictures 🙂

  8. Paula on September 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love this post! She is so cute – a real Dad’s girl 🙂

  9. Ashley Stearns on October 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Omg these pictures and comments had me laughing out loud! I love Lokie!! Her poses are so cute. There is nothing better than snuggling with your dog and seeing the weird positions they work themselves into. I especially loved the comment that your mom was wondering why you’re taking pictures of them when you should be sleeping!!

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