Stuck In The Middle With You

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It’s not a secret that we let the Greyhounds sleep on our bed with us if they want to.  Usually, it’s only one or the other who comes in to share the bed with us, but so far, we’ve had a cool spring, and so it’s not completely unusual for them both to decide to […]

At The End Of The Day

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I’ve often said that I don’t know how people without pets manage to come home after a tough day when there’s no wagging tale or furry body to cuddle up to.  At the end of the day, there’s nothing like a dog to make your burdens lighter.  Sometimes, however, you can have a little too […]

Dog Tired

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If you’re one of the people who shares their life with dogs and also lets those dogs sleep in the bed with them, you know that there’s a difference between the ideal dream we have of sharing the bed with them and the reality.  While we envision a dreamlike experience, the reality can be a […]

Twister Is Not A Bedtime Game

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The other morning was one of those mornings where Mr. Taleteller and I were both just generally out of sorts.  I hadn’t slept well, waking up several times and having trouble falling back to sleep after I did.  We didn’t have a fight, or even a disagreement, but it was one of those mornings where […]

How To Wake Up A Dog

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Over the weekend, I was asked a question by a new Greyhound adopter about a serious incident at her house.  They recently adopted their first Greyhound and they have an eight-year-old daughter.  The girl went to give the dog a hug good night, but the dog was sleeping.  She couldn’t tell, because his eyes were […]

How Dare You

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It’s not a secret that there have been some bedtime battles at our house through the years.  Greyhounds are born with a sense of entitlement when it comes to sleeping arrangements.  They are the descendants of the close companions of royalty and nobility and they have never forgotten it.  They won’t let humans forget it, […]

As Visions Of Sugarplums Evade Her

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It’s not a big secret that we’ve had some battles over the sleeping arrangements in the bedroom over the years.  Our first Greyhound was Treat and she always slept on the bed between us.  After she passed away, Blueberry gave it a token effort, but she really liked having her own space to sleep, and […]

A Bed Of My Own

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Getting a good night’s sleep can sometimes be a little challenging at our house.  We used to sleep with all four of the dogs in the bedroom with us, however, having Küster in the bedroom at night is not conducive to sleep.  If there is any movement or noise, he is awake, and he feels […]

The Early Bird And The Sleeping Princesses

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This weekend, Mr. Taleteller and Küster are off at a search and rescue seminar, which leaves me at home with the girls. It’s not the first time we girls have been home on our own, and it’s nice to have some time alone with them. I suspect they might be enjoying a break from boy […]

Chain Of Events

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If you’ve read the blog for a while, you might remember that Mr. Taleteller and I were feeling very sleep deprived during the last year or so of Lilac’s life.  It started with her waking up half an hour before everyone else and progressed to her trying to keep us all awake all night.  We […]