1:41 a.m., I am naked and trying to lift my bed to get my dog “unstuck.” Not a pretty picture. Oh, there’s more!
Whenever it storms or thunders, my dog shakes and hides. So just a few minutes ago, I wake up hearing her cry behind my headboard. I think I am dreaming and not quite sure what’s going on at this point. So I get up and turn the light on, and see my dog Daisy stuck between the headboard and the wall. No your not dreaming a bad dream, trust me this. Sadly its real and this is my life.
As I have talked about on the radio many times, I do sleep in the buff. Now at this point, I am trying to lift
the headboard but it’s too heavy. A grown man, naked, trying to lift a 200# lb headboard to get his dog unstuck at 1:41am is NOT a pretty picture. Trust me on that one. I thought I gave myself a hernia.
Daisy can always be lured out with food. She would walk on water for any kind of food. Wonder where she gets that from? ha ha Anyway, I went to get a couple dog treats. Next , I moved the night stand away from my bed so she could try and squeeze straight through and not try and turn around. When Daisy sees the treats, she bolts out taking the phone, lamp and clock radio cords with her. She pulls the cords out of the wall to get the treats. I know what your thinking, This is so stupid it could never happen. People, I can’t make this stuff up! What other person does this happen to besides me? NO ONE!
Back to the story. Now I have to reset my clock radio and alarm time to get up in 90 min. To the normal person this would take only a few minutes, but for me, since I can’t remember how to set it, it takes another 15. Now I am paranoid that she is going to pull the cord out again and pull the plug from the wall. Thus pulling the alarm clock cord and the phone cord out of the wall, causing me to oversleep. When Rachael calls from WYCD saying, “You’re late, get up!” I wont hear the phone because its unplugged. At least I am not over thinking things right?
Another night of no sleep. As I type this, my dog is back hiding behind the headboard again. Most of the time when she is scared she goes into my guest bedroom and lays on the bed with a couple of stuffed animals. Why she does this I don’t have a clue. It is a pretty funny site though. The only thing I have tried to use to relax her, is a natural spray that goes on her tongue. That is supposed to calm her, but so far it has not worked. I also have a spray that you squirt on a sheet or in her bedding, so that when she lays on it, it is supposed to calm her. That normally works, but not tonight. Any ideas on what to do? Anything that you use on your pet that works?
April showers and storms are not going to get me any sleep this month. I need help! Its 2:15 am now! GOODNIGHT!