My puppy doesn’t sleep well. It’s probably my fault, though I’d like to blame someone else. I always like to gently rest the blame for stuff on the shoulders of others. Just ask my poor, long-suffering husband.
So last night I went to bed at 3:00 a.m. and that puppy was awake at 4:30 a.m. The breeder let me know that I can’t expect that puppy bladder to sleep all night long, so I shuffled into my slippers and shrugged into a bathrobe and took that puppy bladder outside. The puppy wagged her tail at me, so happy to see me awake at 4:30 a.m. and lay down on the chilly concrete.
The problem is that I am incapable of rational thought when sleep-deprived. That explains why I slept on the couch, that silly pup curled up on the down comforter near my legs. We slept quite soundly until 6 a.m. when she declared it breakfast time. After she gobbled her food, I lay back on the couch and she curled again near my calves and we slept until 7:30 a.m. Which seems utterly reasonable unless you went to bed at 3 a.m., which I did.
I wonder if I’ll ever sleep again, really sleep.
I’m not naturally a morning person, regardless of my bedtime. This reminds me of when my kids were babies and I was forced out of bed before dawn. I hated that then and I hate it now. Even though I always kind of like to see Matt Lauer in the mornings.
In other news, the weather here is lovely.
I only wish I weren’t awake to see the sun rise each morning.