She can’t sleep unless she has it.
Getting a good night’s sleep hasn’t always been easy for Bailey, a neurotic dog.
But the rescue pooch has been sleeping like a baby since her father, Mac Clenney, began covering her up like a burrito during their romantic evening routine.
Clenney told The Dodo, “While we would snuggle with blankets on the couch, Bailey seemed much more comfortable and calmer whenever she was wrapped or covered with a blanket.”
The link between Bailey and her father, on the other hand, did not form straight away.
Clenney and his wife got Bailey from Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue in 2020, and they immediately noticed the tiny canine had some anxieties.
“When we visited with her amazing foster parent, she informed us that Bailey was one of the most terrified and timid dogs she’d ever encountered,” Clenney explained.
Clenney fell in love with Bailey and worked with a canine behaviorist to alleviate her concerns, but it wasn’t easy.
“Whenever I entered the living room, she would leap off the back of the couch and flee,” Clenney explained. “It took six months or so for her to feel comfortable with me approaching her.”
Bailey eventually gained confidence in her new family, allowing Clenney to develop the peaceful tuck-in routine she now looks forward to every night.
“We tried it once as a bit of a nighttime tease, and when she nestled into it, we decided to leave,” Clenney explained. “When we woke up the next morning, she was still tucked in, so we began doing it every night.”
Bailey’s bedtime ritual may be seen here:
Clenney and his wife also have a “diva” orange tabby named Penny, who has her own particular bond with Bailey.
“They’ll cuddle, and Penny will tickle Bailey with her tail.” “Bailey pretends to want to pursue Penny whenever she gets the zoomies, but she knows she has no chance of catching her,” Clenney explained.
Bailey was the one who was saved, but the once-frightened dog taught her parents a crucial lesson.
“It took months and years of patience and understanding to get through to her and show her a nicer world,” Clenney added. “She is now accompanying us to parks, stores, and breweries.” She is evolving into her finest self.”