Well, more like 2:00 am - 6:00 am madness.
Like Sophie said, last night was crazy. When I got home from work, I walked the girls and talked to our neighbor Liz. She is a dog rescuing machine and really nice/cool, so I told her what happened and asked what she thought. She recommended Rescue Remedy as well, along with anxiety wraps you can buy. I will be talking to my vet about Rescue Remedy asap!
Then of course, storms were brewin' over Indianapolis all night long. We followed some reader advice and had them sleep in our room. Now, this can't be a normal occurance, since 1) there was barely room for their crate and 2) Sophie whined softly for like an hour. Each time we'd stop her by saying "Soophiiie" in a calm voice, but it took us about an hour to get to sleep. I only fell asleep when I heard BOTH pugs snoring.
Around 2:00 am, the storm got really really bad and she was very vocal, and clearly scared. (Dixie was knocked out still.) So, we put on the less-nice bedspread and let her into bed with us. She was very wound up and ran around for about a half hour, then settled on my stomach... yeah, that made it easy to sleep, hahaha. She moved around a lot, and we were up about once every half hour, 20 minutes, due to the storm and/or Sophie. Around 5:00 we let Dixie on the bed too, since we were pretty much awake. Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep! Although, less sleep is MUCH better than the alternative- a sad, injured pug.
I must thank all of you for your suggestions! We would not have made it through the stormy night without some busted paws if it wasn't for you all.
To thank you, here are some photos of Sophie hindering my cleaning progress. Thanks for all the dusty pughair, PUGS!
She's thinking, "hmm, this smells like me... it should be MINE."
...and then she stole it right from off the handle!
I am cleaning because tomorrow is Dixie's BARKDAY and we are having a small pawty for her! Don't forget to wish the Bugg a happy 4th Barkday tomorrow!