It was about 2:30 in the morning, and Sunny woke me up shaking his head and the sound of his collar tags clinking together. He came and sat next to the bed for a few minutes, and I gave him a few pats, rubbed his ears and drifted back to sleep. I was awake a little later from the same thing. Poor Sunny. Ear problems seem to be a bit of a problem at our house right now, and as I listened to Sunny continue to shake his head, I hoped he'd stop and I wouldn't have to get out of a warm bed.
|~Sunny in October~|
Sunny somehow knew I was awake and came back to the side of the bed and I gave him a few more pats, whispered to him that I loved him and then told him to lay down and go back to bed. He left my side, but didn't go to bed, instead he continued to shake his head. It didn't matter that it was (now) 3-something in the morning, I knew I needed to do something, or we both wouldn't get any sleep. And I knew I should clean and medicate the ear that was bothering him. So, I got up.
In our house, no matter what time of the day or night, when I get up, I am followed by the "Pup-A-Razzi" who on this night was Todd, Charlie, Max, the lovely "Eevah" and I let them all outside. It took a few minutes to find the bottle of ear cleaner, the medication, get the dogs back inside (no treats) and get the gauze I'd just gotten from work out of my car.
Finally it was back to the bedroom to clean Sunny's ears. And there he was, fast asleep. I had to grin at that, and I did think about waking him up. Instead I just turned the light out and went back to bed. He'd wake me up again if he needed me, but he didn't.
|~A relaxed Sunny in October~|