Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rainy days and dogs.


Last night, living large after putting in a full shift, I decided to watch episodes 8 and 9 of, The Pacific. For some reason (useless playoff hockey), I'd fallen behind and needed to catch up. This means that I stayed up until 2 AM with the thought that I'd sleep in until at least 9.

Leo had other plans.

He awakens me each morning by walking all around me on the bed. The tempur-pedic foils his effort at bouncing, but he awakens me none the less--usually when he finds a kidney with his paw and steps on it. He wanted to go out, and he wanted to eat. After beginning his whining and yippy-yodeling (he sings), I threw off the blankets and took him to the door where we could both see that it's pouring rain this morning. He tried to dig in his feet, but I shoved him out anyways.

The sloth peed on the deck. Under the overhang. God forbid he should get wet.

He came in, snarfed up his kibble and I tried to go back to sleep. This is the point where he really started yipping and yapping at me. He wanted me up. So I made coffee, turned on the TV, and the brat went and crawled into his crate to sleep.

What the hell?


He's all cozy in there and I'm awake.

16 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well buggers! ha ha ha

don't you just LOVE that tempur-pedic? man it is delicious!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxxoox

Rudee said...

EB, I adore my tempur-pedic. So does my back!

Miss 376 said...

Don't you just love animals. I succumbed and let a dog in the house. He was banging on the door at midnight, he goes back to sleep within minutes and I eventually sleep at 4. Never having another one!

Brenda said...

Hehhe...silly Leo. At least he went in his cage after he was all wet.

Stephanie V said...

I guess if you're up and the coffee's brewing, all is well in Leo's world. He can snooze in security.

Joanna said...

Some nights are just like that. Dogs have their own plans--and they don't have schedules to keep. Hope you managed to get some zzzz Rudee.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Well we know who is the boss in the Rudee house. Gotta love a doggie.
QMM

The Crusty Crone said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Leo's good for you, Ruth!!! I can't wait to meet him in July!! Your Nica friend!

jeannette said...
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Ruth said...

Dogs gotta do what a dogs got to do - don't you just love em?
Life would be so boring without them.

willowtree said...

He sounds like a great dog! Seriously.

Rositta said...

You and Leo are made for each other. He's a smart doggy...ciao

SkippyMom said...

i love the "what the hell?" and the look on his face - hee, he has you number Rudee - just wanted the company of Momma and he got it.

Boy he is a cutie.

Kathleen said...

You have my sympathies!

Gail said...

A tempur-pedic owner...is it really as great as they say?

Animals relish the power they have over humans. I just know they have a ceremony, like the Golden Globes, where someone gets a trophy but being the best human manipulator.