Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Out of Sync

I woke to find 4 sets of eyes staring at me.

It was late afternoon of an emotionally grueling week.  Lack of sleep and exhausted I came home and fell asleep in my chair.  I woke up about an hour later 6:30pm to 4 sets of eyes staring.  The eyes belonged to my dogs and 6:30 is supper time.

Lady our chocolate lab is diabetic.  So mealtime for the dogs is regimented.  They know how to tell time even when I have lapses.

The alarm goes off at 5:30 am unless they decide they want out earlier.  One or the other will come in and nudge me.  Max will lick my hand until I respond.  All of them if they are not quickly successful will put their head under the covers and prod me with their cold nose.

Occasionally they will allow me to sleep in like this morning.  My phone had died so the 5:30 alarm didn't go off.  My husband woke just before 6:30.  None of the dogs had stirred - we all over slept.  And my day has been out of sync.

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  2. o lost track of time a little in this piece, I think you worked your way back. The strongest image for me was in the last two lines :-).
    http://parentingandpedagogy.blogspot.com

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  3. It's funny how set we get, and if something doesn't go the way we expect, it can toss a wrench into the entire day. That's how I am, too. I wish it weren't so but it is -- I need to write every morning or else the rhythm of the day gets all wonky on me.
    Kevin
    PS -- our dog came padding into our room at 4 a.m. so I am writing early this morning (even for me)

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  4. I hate days when the alarm doesn't go off! Like you, I feel off all day! But thank heaven for those canine alarms, they are better than any real alarm clock any day!

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  5. I love the line about the dogs and their cold noses pushing up under the covers. I've never experienced it, but I can definitely feel it. Hard to believe you can have a twist ending to such a short piece! Great job!

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  6. StorykeeperferrisMarch 20, 2014 at 5:53 AM

    Thank you. They never bark, they are just persistent.

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  7. StorykeeperferrisMarch 20, 2014 at 5:54 AM

    Sometimes when I have lots to do they will wake me early. I really want to sleep but there is no snooze alarm on a dog.

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  8. Dogs RULE!!!!!

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  9. StorykeeperferrisMarch 20, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    There is no snooze button on a dog.

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  10. Who needs an alarm clock when you have pets. My furry clocks (cats) always knew when I should get up and feed them. They, however, didn't understand about Saturdays and Sundays.

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  11. I believe my life is richer four my fur-children.

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  12. I'd rather be woken up by a doggie than an alarm clock...hope you are feeling rejuvenated.

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