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Programming my dogs

March 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Sometimes I’m not too quick on the uptake. Most nights I get up at around 3am (or earlier) because I just can’t stand to be in bed any more. My dogs are usually cuddling with me and I always assumed that I just couldn’t stand to be touched when I was sleeping.

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Tonight my dogs weren’t cuddling with me, and my OCD kicked in and I had to write insane computer programs in my sleep. The thing is, I was figuring them out, so I was able to sleep. Then Daisy (top) came over and started to cuddle. I immediately had to incorporate her into my program and it threw everything off. I couldn’t sleep anymore. I gently pushed Daisy across the bed so she wasn’t touching me, but she worked her way back over and cuddled. What do you say to a dog who only wants to cuddle with you? So here I am, out of bed and blogging. If it wasn’t Daisy, it would be her brother Tigger (bottom).

Anyway, what I realized tonight is that it’s not that I can’t stand being touched by my dogs, but that they throw off my OCD dreams. I have to incorporate the dogs into my crazy programs, and I can’t do it. That’s why I can’t sleep.

You might as well meet my third dog, Cricket:

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Poor Cricket and Daisy are up with me right now, wondering why we’re not in bed.

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My Poor Dogs

February 21, 2012 2 comments

My poor dogs don’t understand that when I get up at 2:30am it doesn’t mean that the day is starting. They want to be walked and fed and I just want them to go back to sleep until 6:30am. The middle of the night is my time. From 6:30am onwards I live for everyone else. Sleep is just stealing time I can’t afford to waste but I know I can’t live without it.