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I think we're letting the dogs sleep too much in the evenings, and it's backfired almost every morning this week with a too-early wake-up via face licking.

My boyfriend and I have been busy the last few nights - we had to drive downtown to a UPS hub late in the evening to pick up our new cell phones, we had dinner with another couple another night, and we had company over last night. Consequently, we've spent less time playing with the dogs than normal, or they've been kenneled for a couple of hours and have used that time to sleep.

I've been having a bit of insomnia lately, so it's late when I get to sleep. And then, Spock decides it's time for me to get up, let him out, and feed him, even though my alarm isn't set to go off for a while. The other morning, he was 40 minutes early; I only let him out and put up with him nipping at me, licking me, and sighing heavily until I finally got up and fed him. This morning, he was an hour and 20 minutes early. I went ahead and woke up Bones while I was at it, put them both out, fed them, and went back to bed, whereupon the game of dog/human bed Tetris began anew and I was unable to settle back down and get some sleep.

I will be drowning my sleepiness in copious amounts of coffee again this morning. Ugh. I love my Spock, but I do not love missing out on my much-needed rest.
 

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They learn fast. Give in to an early call and it will get earlier and earlier. We find if we pretend to be asleep ours will settle down again. Once they see our eyes open there is no mercy. Two beagles throw themselves on our bed thumping their tails and sticking their noses in our faces.
 

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I'm lucky with Charlee. He's a late riser. If he does get up earlier than I'm ready for, I can crash on the couch and he'll just sit in my bow window like a cat-dog and watch what goes on in the world for at least another 30 minutes while I sleep. Guess I'm lucky to have a laid-back Beag!
 

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I feel your pain. Jersey never lets me sleep in either. On the days I work, she has to get up between 6:30 and 7 a.m. I have to drag her out of bed most days. On my days off however, she gets her revenge and wakes me up early. I can usually ignore her for a half hour or so, but pretty soon I've got a Beagle nose in my face. Even on nights we don't have to get up early, we still go to sleep early knowing that Jersey is going to wake us up early the next morning.
 

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Daisy used to be an early riser like that, but she's slowly moving later. Max on the other hand is not. He's still an early bird.
 

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Henry's pretty lazy, he'll sleep 10-12 hours at a stretch. On my early days when he only gets about 7-8 hours he acts quite put out, ha ha. Weekends he's pretty good, if he gets a potty break he'll usually settle down and let me sleep in.
 

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I really can't complain except for once in a while when Coco wakes me up in the middle of the night to take him outside.
 

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Eve,
I have no help, but your phrase bed Tetris is wonderful. Very descriptive, I'll have to remember it to use later...
 
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