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Three's A Crowd On The Futon

Juannie and I decided to give the futon a sleepover test drive last night so we bunked in the office. It was a Memorial Day Eve slumber party. The mattress is very comfortable so we are now ready for guests and we know they will sleep well on it.

Guests will have the benefit of a closed door to aid their nights of blissful slumber. We did not. Rocky decided at 3AM to nudge me awake with his cold nose after placing his front paws on the side of the futon. He can't do this when we sleep in our bed so this was quite exciting for him because his short legs allowed him to reach me. I gave him a quick pat and then rolled over with my back to him which is the universal signal for: "You are very cute but I'm too tired to play with you right now." Apparently, Rocky skipped out on this lesson at Corgi school so he decided that it was time for more aggressive measures and jumped up on the futon using my ear and the side of my head for leverage. This resulted in Rocky hanging onto my face with his back feet dangling and furry body wiggling. It was fun for no one but him.

My instinct was to lift him up and once he was fully on the futon, he pranced around happily managing to wake up and piss off Juannie. Meanwhile, I was gingerly feeling my ear to make sure it was not in cauliflower mode. (It's still quite tender by the way.) He was quickly and firmly banished from the futon by a very sleepy Juannie who promptly snoozed again. I, of course, stayed awake after all of the excitement. Each time I dozed off, Rocky was mysteriously on the move. His activity always woke me up because I was afraid he would try to jump on me again and I was worried about further damage to my head.

So I am very sleepy on this Memorial Day but happy nonetheless to spend this pleasant evening at home with my three loves. Rocky has been forgiven. I can never stay mad at him. He's just too cute and sweet.


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May. 28th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Izzy came to us crate trained, so we are keeping it up at night. She comes in the bedroom in the mornings though, after Jim lets her out and back in before he leaves for work. She jingles at me, thumps at me, and gets up and licks my face...all Izzy's way of saying "get up and walk me, lazybones"
May. 30th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
They are crate trained too and we put them in their crates while we are at work. But most nights they sleep where they want. Bess usually sleeps under our bed and Rocky sleeps under my clothes in the closet.
May. 30th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
We let Lucy sleep wherever. Mostly she slept with Zach, until the last year when her arthritis was too much for her to climb the stairs.

The only time Izzy is really in her crate is night, and mostly because we want to keep up the idea of the crate in case we have to evacuate or such.
May. 30th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
The crates were a big help when we evacuated so it is a good idea to keep pooches acclimated to them. Luckily, our two like theirs. They both like to nap in them during the day.
May. 30th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
We got Lucy when she was two, and she never did like the crate. Then she was stuck in it for 20 some hours when we moved to, and back, from Korea, so it did not have good associations for her at all
May. 29th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Ouchy! He looks like a lotta dog to wear as an earring.

This reminds me of my mom's cat who doesn't seem to like me very much. When I slept on the metal framed guest bed, she had a habit of crouching under the bed and then *whoosh* out would come a paw and whack the side of the bed. I got worried that I would turn and put my face on the edge of the bed when asleep. I could never quite relax. The little rotter!

Mr. McGinty, when he was allowed on the bed, would always interpret a moving foot as a sure sign you wanted to play - and have your foot gnawed!
May. 30th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
A 40-pound earbob! Haha!

My roommate in San Fran had a cat who used to wake me up by batting at my toes. And I would often wake up with a cat curved around the top of my head. I didn't mind that, though. She definitely kept my head warm on those cold foggy nights.
May. 29th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
Our corgis would have done the same thing. They feel entitled to the bed. And it's not just sharing the bed, it's owning it--old Gingham used to sleep on my grandfather's head, leading to her banishment to the floor.
May. 30th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
I am quite familiar with the well-developed Corgi sense of personal entitlement. "This is all mine! You just pay for it."
May. 29th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
we saw two corgis at the farmers market on Saturday, and I must say, neither were anything like as cute as The Rock and Bess.
May. 30th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well thanks! We have a new friend in our neighborhood. A black and white Papillon puppy. Very cute! Makes me want another dog. But Juannie has put his foot down. Wisely. I don't have to agree with it, though.
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