Monday, July 02, 2007

Bedtime surprise

Last night after Mark and the dog-fellows returned from their before-bed walk and following nightly snack of a Greenie® with PB, I went to tuck Marvin into the crate in the bedroom for sleep. He doesn't particularly like going into his crate but, once in, he curls up immediately and lets out a big contented sigh.

This time I had to give him a little extra push to convince him to go in, and even so he wouldn't go in far. I carefully tucked his tail inside, shut the door, and climbed into bed myself. I heard the contented sigh and knew all was well.

About ten minutes later I heard Mark calling for Diesel. When he couldn't find him he came into the bedroom to ask me if he was in there. I told him no, I just tucked Marvin into the crate. Not convinced, Mark turned on a light and there we saw it … two beagles in one crate, Diesel curled up in a dog-ball in the back and Marvin as a dog-ball in front. Obviously Diesel snuck into the crate and, since I tucked Marvin in in the dark, Diesel went unnoticed. They greeted our surprise with tailwags but didn't stir otherwise. It was a tight squeeze but we left well enough alone and kept them as they were.

At 3:15 this morning I was woken by a quiet growling sound. I figured it was Diesel wanting out so he could sprawl as he does in his prized donut bed in the living room. Marvin, being the sound sleeper he his, didn't stir as Diesel crawled over him.

Until last night, they had shared the mat in the hallway but never curled up in bed together. I'm thinking it wasn't part of their plan.
I guess I'll have to pay more attention tonight.


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