Needy Dogs and the Time Change
I was all excited about getting an extra hour of sleep due to the “fall back” time change. Well, it turns out that babies do not know about this extra hour that you are supposed to sleep. Meaning that Adrianna woke up for her early morning feeding today at 3:40 a.m. instead of 4:40. (On the days that I work, I often get up at 4:40 to feed Adrianna if she doesn’t wake up on her own.)
This early waking wouldn’t have been a big deal if I could have gone back to bed and slept for another hour. However, I forgot to change my alarm clock back an hour since I was gone over the weekend. ARGH. So after I fed the baby, my clock indicated that it was 5:00 a.m. even though it was really 4:00 a.m. So I got up and started going about my normal get-ready-for-work routine. I went downstairs, made breakfast, and sat down to watch the 5:00 news. Only the news wasn’t on. It was at this point that I looked at the clock on our cable box, which automatically updates, and noticed my error. It was only 4:30 a.m. *sigh* As if I don’t get enough sleep on any given night as it is.
When I went to Wyoming over the weekend, I left the dogs at home with Greg. They really missed me. They even slept on Greg’s side of the bed since I was not home.
When I got back, they were beserk in their greetings for me. It is really cool how they can tell that I was actually away somewhere and not just at work or grocery shopping.
This morning though, they were extra needy. Usually they will get up in the morning when I go downstairs so that I can let them outside to do their business. After I let them back in, they get back in bed and go back to sleep. Not today. They got up the moment I got out of bed and followed me around all morning until I left for work. I actually had to even shut the bedroom door so they would stay upstairs when I left. I think they were afraid that I might leave them again. Poor, sweet, faithful dogs.