Saturday, October 19, 2013

Our 3 AM Antics

How is it possible that a little brown dog has such energy at 3:00 in the morning? Coco woke me up with her usual morning whine (just faint enough not to wake Daddy) so that I would take her outside.  On our way downstairs, she bounded down with such intensity I thought she was going to hurt herself.  Once outside she took off chasing some varmint into the woods and came back to me with her fur standing on end, and, if possible, even more energy than before.

Why is it that even after a day filled with games (including Where's Your Treats and Find Mommy), endless hours of fetch and tug-of-war, countless walks, antler chewing, playing with sissy, chasing the turtle that crept onto the porch (maybe "chasing" isn't the right word), wrestling with Daddy and whatever else she got into while we were away-isn't enough to make her sleep through the night? This was my train of thought as we got a drink (she took a big gulp from her bowl and sloshed water all over the kitchen) and headed back upstairs.

When we got back into the bedroom, Coco started to sprint back and forth.  This lasted  nearly 2 minutes.  I timed it. Where did she get all this energy from?  At 3 in the morning! I wonder if I'm the only dog mom experiencing this.  I'm certain I'm not alone; if only we could harness the middle of the night energy, we could use some for ourselves in the morning.  We're going to need it.

Note: there is no picture to accompany this post...I refuse to take pictures of her at 3 in the morning.


  1. Well, few times did mine wake me up in the middle of the night but my Father's dog, Joe, wakes me up earlier than usual sometimes. It starts with one bark and then more until I respond. Since I keep the pet door closed at night, I fear a mess if I don't get up and let him out.
    Good luck with Coco's surplus energy.. Maybe the time change this weekend will help her. Or not.

    1. Funny how they get something in their heads and won't let it go, huh?

  2. We weould like to remind you taking pictures at three in the morning is in your contract with Coco. We know because we constantly have to remind Jan. It's unwritten, but enforceable. :)