Something I’ve learned since becoming a dog owner again is that it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.
When they’re sleeping they are quiet.
They’re not taring around with the last roll of toilet paper or teething that squeaky toy like a demon. Or getting under your feet when you’re tidying or playing tug of war with the laundry.
You can get things done while they’re sleeping. Like rescue your slippers and the stolen milk cartons. Washing the dishes or puppy-proofing the areas you didn’t think a puppy could get to.
Or do something that requires a bit more concentration, like writing or doing the accounts.
If you’re having trouble getting them to sleep, it might be that like children, they’re overexcited by a tough session of fetch and drop. You can help them relax and fall asleep by withdrawing, and maybe sitting quietly with them.
And a chew toy.
And if it turns out that you fall asleep as well?
Then let sleeping dogs lie.
You derserve a nap too. Rest up and prepare for the next round.
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