Scared pug and no sleep

March 31st, 2009 - 9:39am by Slye Fox
Tags: pug Sid storm

So the big plains "blizzard" rolled into Minnesota late last night. No snow, but plenty of wet sloppy slush and rain. Ug. I'd have blissfully remained ignorant of this fact except about 3am, I was startled awake by Sid rattling his kennel and barking at the top of his lungs. What the hell?!

After telling Sid to shut it and laying awake waiting for the adrenaline to stop pumping, I listened to the roaring wind outside. I heard nothing that might of startled Sid. Then just as I was getting sleepy again... BAM! The neighbor's screen door caught the wind and slammed closed. Instantly, Sid jumped up and freaked out again. God damn it.

"Sid, shush!"


"Sid, calm down, there's no one there. QUIET!"

"BARK! Whine... whimper... whine... whimper..."

"Sid, be quiet."

"whine...... whimper......"

After about ten minutes of this we're both finally approaching sandman land again. Then, BAM!!


And the whole above process repeats again. It's now nearly 4 in the morning. After the 3rd door slam, I'm thinking of going over to the neighbor's and removing that damn door myself. The thing swings open and hangs there half cocked whether they close it or not. I'm guessing the latch is broken. It's been like this since I've moved in.

Instead, I get out of bed, get another glass of water, and let Sid out to run around the house to check for guests, ghosts, other dogs, or whatever else may have been banging doors. The concept of wind is obviously not in Sid's repertoire. Once he calmed down, I took him to bed with me in hopes he'd be quieter sooner. And it worked. He snuggled into my chest and we were just dozing off when, BAM!!! Again. And of course, Sid bolts upright under the covers, scratching me and letting in a nice blast of cold air. Son-of-a-bitch, anyway! It's now close to 5 and the alarm is going to go off in a couple of hours.

As I get Sid settled in once more, I can feel his ears perked and at the ready. His little legs tense and waiting to jump again at the next noise. Good lord, no sleep for me tonight, I think. Only this time, either the wind died down or the door blew away. I awoke with the alarm on the edge of the bed and Sid sprawled out across the middle with his feet in my back. This is why he sleeps in the kennel. Oh well.

March 31, 2009 - 10:32am
lisianthia says:

Poor Sid. I guess my turd farmers didn't hear anything. They didn't wake me up last night.

March 31, 2009 - 10:54am
Tiffiny says:

Aw man, that just blows. I got shit for sleep last night too. Drinking a quad espresso as we speak. I couldn't sleep because my bedroom was stifling :/

March 31, 2009 - 10:57am
Slye Fox says:

I've just finished my pot of coffee. Actually, I'm a little surprised at how perky I am this morning. Hope I don't crash later in the afternoon though. Sid, of course, gets to sleep all day in his office.

March 31, 2009 - 10:53pm
Kari says:

I feel your pain. Take one scared Chihuahua who whines and barks at the slightest noise (convinced, I've no doubt the house is about to be invaded) and add a Schnoodle and Shar Pei who have no idea what they're barking at but the little one has raised the alarm so what the hell and it leads to a sleepless night.

Dumb-ass dogs.

Now the cats on the other hand couldn't care less...