We are having the most wonderful summer here on the west coast of Norway. Temperature has been in the 80s for weeks, now add a lot of sun to that, absolutely no wind.. and NO air-conditioning inside, and we have been sweltering here lately.
It’s been hard to keep the temperatures down. I keep all windows and doors opened, just in case I can get a little breeze through.. but even so, it’s hot, and the poor little fur-ball are struggling. Yesterday I even had to wrap her up in a cold wet towel for a short while, just to give her a cool down.
I don’t know if it’s the heat that does this, but the last two days her morning routine has changed quite a bit, and as result, I get next to no sleep (now I should say, that the heat could very well be affecting my sleep pattern to.. so I’m not blaming all on the dog 😉 )
Molly, my little furry friend, quickly settled into a routine of sleeping downstairs. And every morning about 5:30-6 am she comes upstairs, jump onto my bed and lays down by my feet (making sure she wakes me up in the process 🙂 ) and then she sleeps either until I get up, or she needs to go outside whichever comes first.
If I’m still in bed when she needs to go outside, she’s starts acting so funny.. She becomes restless, walks around in my bed and “throws” herself down on the bed, just to make sure I notice 🙂 give it a few minutes and she’s up moving around and throws herself down again, then a few minutes later here we go again. About the 5 or 6 times I realise it doesn’t matter how tired I am, it’s time to get up 😉
All this suddenly changed two nights ago when she decided that jumping into my bed around 4 am was a much better deal! Promptly waking me up, and (this is when we are starting to blame the heat) the result was, not a lot of sleep that night 😦
Last night, even worse… 2:24 am, this cannonball lounge herself onto my bed again, snuggles up close to my body, and I can’t hardly move without “bumping” into her! With the heat.. you guessed it, not much sleep!
I was finally starting to dose off again, when she must have heard some noise outside and started up with a bunch of yapping, barking and a lot of growling noises! at 4 AM!!! I very politely told her to quit it, but even after several “stern” corrections, she was still “mumbling a lot”… and I threw her out of the bed and told her to go downstairs! Which, to her credit, she did.. but still mumbling under her breath!
If I hadn’t been so tired, I would have thought this quite funny. You would too if you had heard her, mumbling while she “tiptoed” down the stairs.
Ahhhhh, final some peace and quiet!
Despite the heat, I did manage to get a few more minutes of sleep before I woke up at 7 am. But sitting here writing this, I notice, I’m tired as a puppy!
Now the “puppy” on the other hand! Is quietly sleeping nicely tucked in, on my sofa… life is just not fair 😉
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So cute!! Poor her, my dog also suffers a lot during summer here in Germany… but the last days it has rained quite a lot, today its hot again!!! 🙂
I actually love the warm weather we are having this summer. It’s the best summer we have had in years 🙂
But it IS hard on the little ones. I try my best to keep her as cool as possible! So far today, she’s doing ok…
True, agree with you!! And yes they suffer 😦 my dog spends the day in the bathroom as it is cooler. Your idea of towel is great, Ive read about it last year somewhere and kept it mind for this summer 🙂
Our dog has been the same with thunderstorms, and also suddenly barking in the early hours because with the windows wide open he can hear a cat walk past!
Yes, it was probably a cat she smelled, that normally will get her a little excited 🙂 so last night, I closed the window, just in case! And she’s been pretty well behaved this night 😉
I understand the feeling. When I have my 2 yr old grandbaby, she wants to sleep so close to me, she’s practically on top of me! Then she only sleeps 7 hours at a time. I normally sleep10. So as you can imagine, I’m a tired puppy too!
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LOL. It’s fun following you, rrading my old posts, it makes me go down memory line 🙂 and this post in partucular, as I can vividly remember Molly throwing herself down on the bed with a “huff” trying to “wake” me up 🙂