Rufus has made adjustments in his sleeping habits.....
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:42pm
Over the last month we had a lot of interrupted sleep at night, with Rufus barking twice during the night. I didn't hear it, am a very sound sleeper, besides he was downstairs. He used to go in his crate around 8:30-9:00 at night and wanted to be tucked in. Well he stretched that out further and further. At first we thought he barked because he had to go out, but I told DH not to start a new habit with him, he learns (teaches us new tricks I should say)quick. Then DH or I would go and spend the night on the couch to see if it was the Coyotes, that were waking him up. We started to play a radio for him at night. I know the stuff we do for our doods. LOL Well, after one to many sleepless nights we said, lets just let him sleep on the couch and see what happens. So we put up the gate to block him in the family room.......
BINGO he wanted a couch to sleep on, fine with me and DH because now we get a good nights sleep again. LOL All this after 7 years of routine. What brought that on? I swear he thinks too much.
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