Aug 10, 2009

Caught in the Act

Our dogs have the option of sleeping on our bed with us every night.

Karma takes full of advantage of this, falling asleep at our feet to slowly squirm her way up to our pillows as morning arrives so she can stick her tongue inside every orifice of our face the moment we are close to awaking.

Rylie on the other hand, can't be bothered. At all. So usually begins sleeping under our bed or curled up in her own on the floor. If I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or get a drink of water, she is nowhere to be found. She wanders in the middle of the night and returns back in the morning, as if not to offend us. It's her little secret.

Where does she wander to? Well our guest room at the end of the hallway (where the door is usually closed, the door to our room is usually left open), where she doesn't have to share a human bed with any humans. Or fellow canines.

On our recent trip where we stayed with family, we slept with our door closed. Karma slept on the bed with us as usual and Rylie either slept under the bed or in her crate. Or so I thought:

Totally enjoying that well-made king-size bed, all to herself.

I have no idea how this happened. Has she developed nocturnal opposable thumbs? And if she can open doors, why can't she close them?

Where do your dogs spend the night? Do they have unique sleeping habits of their own?


  1. With us! I can remember a time the bed contained the two of us, the two kids, the two dogs and one cat. One big happy family!

  2. I hope you had a big bed! :)