Friday, January 29, 2010

A hard night's night

Remember when you had an infant and she would wake up every hour upon the hour screaming at the top of her lungs and you would bolt upright in your bed and fly to her crib and throw fifteen pacifiers in her direction until you could get your bearings and figure out if she needed food, a diaper change, or maybe she just couldn't go one more minute without a glimpse of your face? And then in the morning your husband would say, 'Oh was she up during the night?' Well that's how I am with the dog.

I don't know what was going on here last night. I was sleeping (see paragraph above) but apparently the dog had some issues. And these issues involved drinking gallons of water all night long followed by thousands of trips outside all night long. And after maybe the third trip out I sorta opened one eye and noticed because husband was not happy. At all. Did I mention husband has been in Japan and it took approximately 743 hours to get home and he is feeling a little something known as the jet lag?

After one of the later episodes, which occurred sometime after he tried confining her to the crate in the basement (think coyotes howling) but before he left her in the garage and said it would be best if I kept her away from him today, I realized something was going on. What can I say? I'm a deep sleeper. Our house is alarmed and every time you open a door to the outside a voice tells you the door is open. And evidently the door was 'talking' up a storm last night. I was blissfully unaware. So annoying to the one who is aware.

My pup is usually a champion sleeper so I have no idea why she was having such a hard time. She will be 8 years old in a couple of months which is supposedly 56 in people years. dogs suffer from interrupted sleep the way women do when they hit mid life?

I don't know about that but I do know this

...she and the husband are best buds and I'm pretty certain they will be again.

He just needs to sleep on it.


  1. What a precious pup and a sweet embrace between her and the hubs.

  2. Weird. Maybe sweet pup isn't feeling well?
    :( GLad your husband is hom safe and sound and hopefully sweet pup will sleep better soon.

  3. Oh my, what a night. If she continues to drink lots of water, etc. Take her to the vet. She could have developed a problem such as diabetes. I am praying it was just a weird night where she was just extra thirsty. Hope tonight is a much better sleeping night for both of you.
    Hugs, prayers, and blessings, andrea

  4. I know you must be glad to have your hubs back! I pick up mine from the airport today. So sorry your furry baby isn't sleeping well.

  5. First let me say I'm not a veterinarian. I did, however, stay at a Holiday Inn last night.


  6. Our dog has had a couple of those nights in the last year -- it was an upset tummy both times.

  7. Sounds like the pup definitely has issues. I don't have pets, but I do have a husband that snores. If I can just get to sleep before he starts in, then I'm okay for the night. If not, then I ususally have to relocate to another room.

  8. We cared for the babies and they care for the pets. Seems like a fair division of labor to me. : )

  9. Could it be she heard the alarm talking all night and therefore nervous and so drinking and so on . . . ?
    I know our puppy is an absolute wreck if the smoke alarm or carbon dioxide alarm low battery warnings start beeping.
    Good luck tonight! :)

  10. Loved reading this post, Joyce, because I, too, am amazed at what husbands can sleep through. :-) So glad your husband made it home safely and hopefully, your sweet dog will sleep tonight. She looks so sad in her picture. Aww...
    Loved the line "think coyotes howling". LOL Been there!

  11. Awww bless her heart! What sweet pictures.
    I'm glad your husband made it home safely. I'm sure he was exhausted.
    My daughter told me her little dog threw up in the bed (with them) the other night and she took care of it and the next morning her husband didn't even know anything had happened. He hadn't even been to Japan and back. Ha!
    We love our pets like children & it's so hard to see them not feeling well.
    Thanks for the sweet comments about my Houston trip. Sherry & I had such a great time. I'll never forget it.
    And, I'm kinda thinking Oklahoma might be boring for a Scripture Memorization trip......thinking more like NYC. :) Really, wouldn't that be fun?!!!
    Love ya Joyce!
    Hope y'all get some sleep tonight.

  12. Oh I hope that she is OK...very very cute. Glad the hubs is home safe and sound, and hopefully soundly sleeping tonight!!


  13. We have 3 dogs, they are all in the 7 year old range and now and then we have a really really bad or all of them..sometimes I think they hear things, one of the dogs HATES the wind and when it gets whipping around we usually need to lightly sedate her. We live in the desert southwest, we have wind. Might be an upset tummy. I just hate that they can't tell us whats wrong.:(
    Hoping tonight is better!

  14. haha, so funny. Not about the dog, but you sleeping so tightly. I guess NOW he know what it was like.....back then! :)