Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pass the Coffee

I get up from my chair, kiss hubby goodbye and have a nice day. I tell the kids (dogs) it is time to go to bed. We go through the hallway and I stop at the back door, with my hand on the door knob I ask "Do you need to go outside?". If they stop with me then that is a "yes", if they go around me then it is a "no". The two boys stop, Chaquita does not. I let them out and stand there at the door, peering through the window and wait. I have to stand there cause they tend to get distracted at...I think the wind or maybe a field mouse moving the grass and sometimes the neighbors dogs. In which case if any of these things happen the barking is inevitable. I have to try to get them to focus and be quiet, considering...
1. I am tired and barely able to stand without falling over cause I am so tired. Lets hurry up and get this over with!
2. It is usually 4 or 5 in the morning! I don't want them waking anybody and being the troublesome dogs of the neighborhood.

As each dog comes back to the porch, I open the door briefly enough to let them in. I stand there..okay one down, just one more to go. I yell out the window "Hurry up Taco" (he is always the last one) and he finally comes up to the porch, I open the door just wide enough for him to get through and he doesn't come in. I shut the door quickly (still gotta keep an eye on them sneaky cats rushing out the door)and look out the window. He is just standing there sniffing the air, like he is looking for something or anything to bark about.

For some reason he does this at least 70% of the time, it is very aggravating! I ask through the window "Are you done?", this usually leads to him walking for the door. Then you have the other times that seem like he is going deaf! He is 12-14 years old (says the vet), so I do give him some slack and try again.

"Are you done, yet?" If I still don't get a response, I open the door and have to tell him "Come on" and sometimes several times. Now I know he has done his business cause here lately I have been watching to be sure.

Here is how come I've been watching to be sure...

Now remember I don't go to bed till 4-5am. It never fails that Taco wakes me at 9-10am to go outside again. I would say that 5 years ago he was a 7 hour guy, but here lately he is down to 5 hours at the most. So we crawl out of bed and stumble to the door and everybody is ordered out to do their business. This old woman is hoping that if they all go then we can get back to bed and get more hourS sleep.

I can handle getting woke up for a potty break and going back to bed, if it wasn't for this...No more than an hour later, Taco is waking me up AGAIN. Most mornings it is just a thing, but then there are the mornings that I throw back the covers in frustration and grumble, stomp and have a hissy fit!

Good Morning Everyone! !@#$#@!

Pass the coffee...

Okay I think I'm better now!



DrSoosie said... [Reply to comment] are dedicated to your little ones! I bet you really enjoy your first cup of coffee in the morning!!! I don't know how you go to bed so late...does this mess up your circadian rhythm? I guess for work these things must be done.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

We have done the same when we had 3 dogs. Then just maybe I can get a few winks in. Now we are down to Spunky. He gets his stitches out Tues. I just wish I didn't know what was under there, but for now he is happy and back to his old self. I would not think a vet would charge much to checking to see if it should come out. If it is a fatty tumor or a cyst will be music tom your ears. Generally they leave them if the fluid they draw out and test is not cancerous. Spunky has several that are not a problem and why this one had top be cancerous is beyond me. I just hope it either stays the same or is a slow mover.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I can't imagine staying up all do you do it? My kids do it no problem, but even when I was their age I couldn't. I hope Taco lets you get some sleep!

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

It's been a good while since I stayed up like this also, now the routine is the same just like you just a different time, sounds like Coffee Time is about the same though so pass me a cup too :)

Jerry said... [Reply to comment]

I guess there isn't such a thing as a doggie door that doesn't let cats through, huh? I understand the dedication. If people saw the hoops we go through for our dogs, they would have us put away.

Mrsbear said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! I am tired just reading about it. I might be taking the caffeine directly by intravenous form if I kept those hours. That coffee is survival in a cup. ;)

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@DrSoosieYes I guess I am deticated to them.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Lucy I am really praying that Spunky's issues wont be super serious.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@suzicateIt started as a perimenopause thing, but is just habit now.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Jimmy Glad to have ya as a Coffee Mate anytime!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Jerry Ain't that the truth! LOL!! Sometimes I do think I have lost it!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Mrsbear LOL!! I would sign up for that!

Kaylen said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you are a nightowl!!
My cats sometimes wake me up early - one will be settling her pillow (next to mine) and purring really loudly. The other will jump up, jump down, go to the bathroom, cry in the bathtub, then come back and repeat.

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

If I didn't have to be at work at 9am. I would stay up til 4am too!I love nighttime. It's funny how the dogs are on such a set schedule. Jason's house does not have a fence, Salem wakes me shaking her collar at 630am sharp. It is SUCH a pain. Without my coffee yet, I have to walk the dogs first thing on leashes. Ugggh...I feel your pain.