Boo, our 12 year old dog, has been keeping us up this past week.
Actually, its been happening off and on since we kicked her out of our bedroom about 2 years ago.
Our front room is hardwood, and we section off a portion of the house (the dining room that opens to the kitchen) with the baby gate that we have left over from when our son was a toddler.
She has food and water, but something has her pacing.
Click-clack, clickity-clack. It’s like she has her own tap dance routine that we don’t get to see because we are asleep when she is doing it.
Well, I am asleep. My wife is the light sleeper, so she gets up, checks out whats going on, and then doesn’t easily go back to sleep.
Boo also has also become very sensitive to sound. Most times this has been a good thing – scaring away the neighborhood possum that eats the cats food on the porch – many times in the dark of night, its not the greatest thing in the world.
In an effort to help, we bought the dog a noise maker. You know, the ones that have the sound of a heartbeat, white noise, waves and rain? Yup. One of those.
I shook my head as a looked around Walmart for it (they are in the candle section of ours, if you need one sometime), but bought it anyway.
Well, it didn’t work so well. Lisa slept maybe 3 hours last night.
And in turn, I slept very little as well. When she gets up, I wake up, and then fall back to sleep.
Today we are both dragging, but our dog is cuddled on her bed snoozing away.
Perhaps we should keep her awake til we go to bed.