Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Dog

I woke her up to take this picture.

Our Mollie, who is almost 11. She has become this nocturnal animal and so is happily sleeping now, having just driven me crazy all night.

She walks around all night, in our room, shakes herself off, gives herself a bath. I am a light sleeper, so these activities wake me up! Sigh.

She has to be in our room because she would cry all night in a crate and pees all over if left to roam the house. We've had her for almost 11 years and she is no more trained than she was when we brought her home.

Failure on our part, I would say. She's trained us just fine.

My Mollie. I do love her so. But she is really quite a pain!

Yawn. She is back to sleep now and will do so happily all day. It's like having a newborn whose got his days and nights confused.

I need a nap.

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5 comments:

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

She's very pretty. She looks like my Falafel.

And your right, elderly dog ownership is not that different from having a baby. Actually we got a puppy on Monday and that is also much like having a puppy. A puppy who nips.

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

GAH!

"And you are right..."

Sorry.

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

Double GAH!

"much like having a baby."

How embarrassing. In my defense: I'm sleep deprived.

Captain said...

And that's why I prefer cats. They don't freak out as much and pee all over.

Mimi in the Midwest said...

Makes me sad as I remember Ozzie. What a great pup he was but faded away to a wandering "where am I?". It made me so sad because that is what Snip did and then he went away in a series of grand mal seizures. Oh, the toughness of loving and living with pets. I now choose to remember the other times.......