Thursday, March 5, 2009

No Rest for the Weary

I think if I ever get another pet I need to be shot. My sleep is so interrupted by these animals that sometimes it's a wonder I can function. Our dog had 2 bladder surgeries for bladder stones when she was younger and it left her with the inability to hold her water (so to speak) for more than a couple of hours. So I am usually sound asleep around 3:30 ish and she wakes me by shaking all over ( I am a very light sleeper). So I get up and take her out to do her business, then she has to get a small drink (very small) and then I have to go do my business and then I get back in bed. She usually wants in bed with me. So she comes to our bed and snuggles under the covers for a while. But usually only lasts about 15 minutes before she is suffocating under the blankets. Then she wants down off the bed. I have to lower her down. It's too high for her to jump without hurting herself. Finally she gets back in her bed and I lay there. I turn over and get comfortable. A couple of minutes later I readjust. Then I am thinking, hmmm did I pay that bill for Direct tv? Then another thought pops into my mind, before you know it an hour or more has passed and Chloe is sound asleep as is my hubby and I am wide awake. So I get up and turn on the computer. I take care of any bills that need to be paid and read up on my blogs that I follow and any email that's accumulated. I read various things I usually check on and finally after a couple of hours, I start to feel sleepy. So I recline my chair since now Chloe is beside me sleeping. I shut the light out and just start to fade away when Molly our oldest cat starts poking around behind me in the window and then she goes to the back door off the kitchen and starts meowing to go out (and she's an indoor cat). I yell at her to shut up and that does no good. I am in and out of fitful sleep for the next half hour and then I finally give up and turn on the tv. I start to watch the news and realize it is suddenly quiet in the house. I am the only one awake. I really need to go sleep in our motorhome on mornings like this so nobody disturbs me. Only it's so cold out there. There is something to be said for having no pets. But I love them, even though they drive me nuts sometimes.

13 comments:

Jody V said...

Oh Kathy,

Do I feel your pain!! Our Husky is the same with holding her water. It seems if I sleep past 3:30AM it's a good day!!

Jody

Dutch said...

I know what you mean. My first thought every morning is I hope someone let the dog out but my hubby says I wanted the dog so it is my job to do. Actually my daughter begged us for the dog but we all know how that goes. All in all, I couldn't live without my Bambi. I love him so. Have a terrific Thursday.

Joyce said...

I've been lucky with my cat Gizmo (also an indoor cat).I close her in the bedroom with me at night (or she tries to get the pendelum off my clock in the living room) and she sleeps all night (better than me actually). I know, I'm bragging, but believe me, there are other things she does that can be infuriating...lol.
Hugs, Joyce

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They are a bother at times but we love them anyway. I lost my 2 this past year and am thinking I may not want any more. We'll see how that goes. This house is so quiet with out any.

Kathy said...

I know I love my pets even though they drive me nuts at times. I wouldn't trade them for anything. They do show unconditional love and also are very entertaining...

Jody V said...

Kathy,

Congrats on your weight loss too! You are doing wonderful!

Jody

Judi said...

Well, I have no pets.....just kids and a husband. I think I need a pet to take the edge off....!
At this stage of the game, I do not need one more thing to interupt my sleep! Between the snoring, the hot flashes, my racing mind, the music, the waiting up, etc....I've got more than my share!
Have a wonderful, restful weekend!
Judi

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My midnight intruder is my 7 year old sleepwalking son. People ask, "How do you go to school, work, mother and blog?" I always say "Insomnia".
Any chance she would use a doggy door?

Gerry said...

Kathy,
I totally can relate to your blog! My golden retriever who is 10 is no problem at night but the 2 yr old English bull dog needs to go out every morning before 3AM. Then when he falls asleep he snores like a chain saw. Why I don't barricade him in another room...like you, I love my pets.
Sleep well and have a great weekend!

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

I know exactly how you feel. My dog decides to go out at 2am!

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Andrea said...

I feel your pain! We often have an animal circus going on at 3am and I wonder how did I get her!? lol!! But in the end....they are sooo worth it! :)