Thursday, July 27, 2006

2 pm?

Why won't my dogs sleep later than 2 pm? I blame my husband. He got them on this schedule. Now that he's working 10 hour nights he's not so thrilled with it. I don't blame him, I haven't been thrilled with it for well over a year. So now... how do we fix it? For those of you that work days imagine your normal wake up time was 7 a.m. and your dogs suddenly started waking you up at 5 a.m. Not good.

We haven't figured that one out yet. For D this means he gets 9 hours sleep. For me it means I get 6 hours sleep. It just doesn't seem fair does it. Its the two younger ones that are the source of this early wake up. The geriatric dog of the bunch is all about sleeping in. Thank God.

So I guess this is what adjustment means... adjusting to living together. Adjusting the dogs to our new schedules. Hopefully it will mean that this will eventually work out itself. Otherwise we may need to invest in some puppy sleeping pills.

Fortunately I do love my dogs 99.9% of the time. It's just that early wake up call I really hate.


Jill said...

That sounds tiring. I hope that you can get your dogs on a better schedule somehow so that you can get the sleep that you need.

DinosaurD said...

Um, can you take it as good practice for eventually having a child/ baby that wakes up at all hours? My son ran into our room at 4 a.m. this morning convinced that it was time for all of us to get up.
Unfortunately I think there is some law about feeding sleeping pills to your offspring.

Marz said...

Argh! that sucks.
The worst is when my son decides to sleep through the night & not wake up but my dog insists she has to go outside at 5am.

Julie said...

We had a 4 a.m. dog for years; I got used to it. But when we added another to the mix, the one who refused to be completely potty trained, we put in a doggy door. I couldn't recommend it enough. I had forgotten how nice uninterrupted sleep coud be!
Hopefully they'll adjust to your new schedules eventually. :-)