Who Needs Sleep Anyways?

My friend, Wendy, reports that sleeping in is an impossibility at her house.  Between the hours of 5:30 and 6:00 am, every morning, Jake decides it is time for the household to be awake.  He doesn’t lick Wendy’s face or bark or jump on the bed; he rips the covers off the bed and drags them out of the room.

I have a similar problem with my Golden, Maggie.  She is also hungry at about 5:30 in the morning and will do just about anything to get me up to feed her.  She hasn’t stolen my covers yet, but she does all of the other things – licks my face, jumps and lands all of her 70 pounds smack on top of me, barks incessantly, and paws at me.  I always have bruises up and down my arms where she claws at me to get me out of bed.

Why is it we have to leave sleeping dogs lie, but they’re allowed to get us up whenever they want to? 

Write and tell me your dog wake-up stories at [email protected].

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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