I think she should have named him Damien. Every night this week he hasn't slept well. He wakes up at 3 am and whines, so K gets up with him and tries to calm him back down. Consequently she's had no where near enough sleep all week. By last night she was just dragging. I told her I would take dog duty on Friday night / Saturday morning so she could sleep in.
Sure enough at 3:15 the little bastard starts whining. I took him into the den and put him on his round dog bed while I tried to go back to sleep on the couch. (NOTE: I'm 6 feet tall, but the couch is only about 5' 6" between the arms on the ends. How do those big-ape basketball players sleep at night?) I tried lying on my side (which women can't do BTW because they don't have a kick-stand :) with my legs all bent up, but that was NOT conducive to sleep.
And it didn't matter anyway because all Damien...er...Luke wanted to do was scratch at the bedroom door and whine for K. Well guess what K? You wanted to "bond" with YOUR dog? You got your wish! I tried picking him up to keep him away from the bedroom door so K could sleep, but trying to hold him is like trying to hold a 5 pound glob of jello during an earthquake! Finally I gave up and took him back to K and said, "I tried...he's yours", and then I went back to the couch so he could sleep IN MY BED.
Then this morning we heard the loudspeakers blaring and the crowd cheering because our neighborhood is hosting yet another 5K / 10K / Fun Run. I'm pretty sure Luke had something to do with that event, too, just to spite me. I'm surprised there wasn't a banner stretched across the street that said, "WAKE UP, SCOTT. NO SLEEP TODAY FOR YOU". If you ever want to pull off a bank heist, do it the same morning they're having a 5K in Plano, TX because all the cops are there blocking off streets, setting up barricades, acting as crowd control, etc. Nobody's watching the banks. You could be in New Mexico before they could send a cop to the crime scene.
I think I might have to re-visit my childhood and take a nap today. Which might not be a bad idea as it's supposed to rain all day anyway.
PS...Yeah, yeah, I know. He's cute. :)