|Power giving me " the look" when he yips to get me out of bed|
Night before last, we went to bed at the usual time with the usual routine. I read for a while then turned out my light. Just as I was drifting off to sleep, I heard a "yip" and Power was making his request known. This has lately become a habit for this boy. He's perfectly happy when I am in the same room or even if my bedroom reading light is on. But when the light is turned off, he seems to think that he needs to wake me, and he will continue to do it every two hours at the bare minimum. I have tried to make him settle without a trip outdoors, but it doesn't work. I've tried taking the water bowl up at 8 pm--it did no good, so I took it up at 7 pm--that didn't work either, so now I'm taking it up at 6 pm. I will report on the results as I know them.
Twice, I was so desperate, that I went to the living room and slept on the Laz-e-boy recliner. Power was very content with that! Fleur has never had a problem with my being in the bedroom, thank God!
When I capitulate and let him outside, he goes through a routine of 1: a long slow pee 2:sniffing around the yard. 3: standing in the pool, and drinking if there's any water in it. 4: wanting inside. 5: standing in the doorway for a long, long time and letting heat out, cold in, rain in, flies in, etc. 6: when I go out to urge him inside, he does a whirling dervish dance and smiles so very big, more dervish dancing, and faking entering the doorway. 7: If I reach for his collar to help him come inside, he plays "keep away". 8: I try bribing him with a treat, but he's too smart for that! He's having fun, and he's got my attention, which seems to be what he wants.
|This is a daytime picture of the same happy craziness Power does at night!|
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