Monday, March 17, 2008

So Very Tired

A warning to all prospective puppy owners:

When I thought about getting a puppy everyone warned me about the sleepless nights I would have when my small-bladdered puppy needed to go out in the middle of the night. I thought, "hey that's going to suck, but it'll be ok".

Well I lucked out and ended up with a puppy that was a pro at holding his bladder all night (most of the time, but even when he wet his bed, he still didn't wake me up). On weekdays he usually sleeps until he hears my alarm clock go off, or sometimes a few minutes before. No big deal. The one thing I wasn't prepared for that no one told me: you will never get to sleep in on the weekend again.

Theo let me "sleep in" until 7:30am both days this weekend. Before Theo I would usually sleep in until noon at least. It's when I would "catch up" on my sleep. Now I get no catchup. It's Monday morning and I'm barely functioning because I'm so darn tired.

My warning to prospective puppy owners is make sure you're prepared to never get to sleep in late again (or at least until puppy is house trained). My advice is to take lots of afternoon naps when you can squeeze them in.


Manda Girl said...

Not to discourage you - but I haven't slept past 6am in three years. Even before we allowed the dogs to sleep with us - the barking would start (sometimes at 4:30am) at the same time every morning.

On the weekends, I let them out and feed them and then usually I just fall back asleep on the couch until hubby gets up.

You learn to cope.

Manda Girl said...

PS - People whose dogs sleep until well after 10am everyday never fail to let me know that - so it's not a regular thing (I'm guessing). You might luck out!

JuLo said...

Hehe. Yeah, that's about what I expected. I'm already well accustomed to the morning nap on the couch. Hehe. Luckily I have amazingly comfortable couches! Sometimes I can even get Theo to nap with me.