Jason yawned and rolled over, wrapping himself in the blanket. It was his day off and he had no intention of getting out of bed until the PM. A sniffing behind him told him Max had other plans.
“Go away, Max. It’s still bedtime.”
In answer, Max burrowed under the blanket, causing Jason to jump when his cold nose touched his neck.
“Damn it, boy…”
A series of licks cut him off as Max pressed closer, snuggling against Jason.
“I love you, too… Max… Max… Fine, I’m up. You happy?”
Jason rubbed Max’s ears and the Dashund sighed.