Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stupid dog

It's all Cooper's fault.

Last night we had a lot of rain, which he hates. So he was up pacing and growling, jumping on and off our bed, and randomly barking (he hasn't figured out yet that barking at rain won't make it leave).

At some point Mrs. Grumpy decided to take him to the other end of the house to try and calm him down, and fell asleep on the couch.

As the night progressed the storm scared Craig, who came to our room. When he discovered my wife was missing, he climbed into the bed and fell asleep.

Then Marie woke up. When she realized her partner-in-crime was missing, she came to our room. She found him, and got into bed, too.

Frank got up to pee, and noticed the twins were gone. So he came to our room, discovered the situation, and jumped into the bed.

After the storm ended Cooper and Snowball came down to the bedroom, and jumped up with the rest of us.

I woke up early this morning with my left arm and leg, and most of my body, hanging off the bed because I'd been pushed off. And I was freezing cold because the kids had taken all the covers.

Mrs. Grumpy got a good night's sleep on the couch.

Stupid dog.


Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, Google "Anxiety Wrap" or "Thundershirt." Doesn't work for all dogs, but does show marked improvement in some.

Or put it on the kids and send them back to their rooms.

wrf3 said...

"The Marie". Is that like "The Leewit"?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Damn! Okay, I fixed it.

Katbird said...

See I really don't think it's too much to ask in this world to be able to sleep all night in one's own bed, with the doona on.
This is why I'm never having children. Or dogs.

Ladybug said...

I've had morning wake ups like that. It doesn't make a great start to the day. As an added bonus, the muscles in your neck & shoulders will keep reminding you about it for the rest of the day.

Last time we had a storm, I was on my laptop next to my bed. The doona lifted high up in the hair. When it landed, there were 3 little heads peering out at me. Can we sleep with you Mumma?

Anonymous said...

skool nurse rules

Katie said...

And you enjoyed every minute of it, didn't you, Dad?

<>< Katie

Jon said...

Wish I could make the world revolve around me like Cooper does. Does he charge for lessons?

Pamela said...

aaaw. Thankfully I have a french bulldog who sniffs in disgust at storms and snores through them. One time a fierce storm came through and I got up to check on her, she gave me a look like, "you aren't going to make me get up, are you?" Haha.

The Mother said...

The waterfall effect.

Our kids know better than to come into our room. Hubby snores.

Gen said... mean you didn't pull out your best Julie Andrews impersonation and sing, "My Favorite Things"?

Anonymous said...

mrs grumpy is pretty smart! she at least slept
my big 80 lb dog doesn't like thunderstorms either and whines and cries likes a little kid. so he's in a cage in the "dog room" so i don't hear him. he's a dog not a kid.
my kids i comforted. and had games so they wouldn't be afraid. you remember the games ... who can burp louder than the thunder? was the most popular.

kate said...

I feel your pain! My dog magically transforms each and every night from tiny-curled-up-compact-little-ball to a gigantic-sprawled-across-the-bed-with-one-foot-jammed-in-my-spine monster. It's amazing.

Unchained Pharmacist said...

"There are 5 in the bed and the little one said, 'Roll Over, Roll Over,'"

These are truly precious moments. I wish mine would come and climb in the bed. No sir, they cried their lungs out until we climbed in the bed with them. Whatever happen to honor thy parents?

Spook, RN said...

Doc, sorry but I laughed my butt off!

Too funny!

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