Kelly here. I worked last night at my restaurant job, and after tomorrow and Saturday, I will be DONE, hopefully forever! I love working at a restaurant, but this economy makes it hard, and the hours aren't optimal. Last night I got in around 1 am and tried to wind down and fall asleep as quickly as possible. Brian had been asleep for a while, since he actually had to go to work this morning! Sophie and Dixie snuggled up between us and Harles, always a Momma's boy, jammed himself as close to me as possible.
Their little snorts and sighs enamored me while I waited for sleep. I outlined my next blog post in my mind... when did we start letting the pugs in our bed? I couldn't remember the specific day. I thought a lot about Oliver- I wished he had been able to sleep with us. Being crate trained from day one, he was fine sleeping in his little "home." But our pugs- they need the bed. They aren't okay unless they are next to us. There isn't anything I've experienced as gratifying and humbling as that. It melted my heart last night. Around 1:30am, I drifted off to sleep.
Oh, and hour later... thunder. Intense thunder. In fact, until nearly 5:30am. Which wouldn't have woken us up if the pugs weren't here. Harles was mostly fine and only responded to the other pugs' barking. But Dixie... oh we wanted to put her in a straightjacket. Every single thunderboom, every lightning strike... barking. Which got Sophie all nervous. We couldn't fault them because they were obviously stressed and upset. There isn't a way we know of to tell them, "it's just weather, go back to sleep." Sophie would bark, but Dixie would get up off the bed, run around, barking incessantly. It only seemed to shut them up when I would pet them. Which presents a challenge when you have two hands and three pugs. I stayed up until the storm was over petting them, since I didn't have to work today, hoping Brian could get some sleep. Jeez, what a NIGHT! I laughed aloud at one point and told them that they'd really screwed up that nice blog I planned on writing.
What about all of you? Do you pups sleep with your owners, or have your own beds? And how do you deal with thunder?
Oh and in the meantime... some sleep pug pictures.
Since, you know, they had all day to sleep...
...but couldn't let us sleep at night.
Thanks for that, puggies.
...I still adore you though.
Pee-S: I have twitter now! I know a lot of you pups and your paw-rents have it, so "pee-mail" us at the address on our sidebar if you want to follow me!