Sunday, May 30, 2010

Caution!! Dog in the bed.

funny pictures of dogs with captions

So I finally got Daddy to consent to letting Dexter sleep in the bed with us last night. And all it took was a little shock. Let me explain.

In the past Dexter has chewed through a cord for a heating pad, but luckily it was not plugged in. After a serious scolding, he pretty much left cords alone. Until last night, that is.

I was sitting on the couch, writing, and he had been running around, but it was getting pretty late, so he laid down at my feet. I was impressed at how good he was being, until I heard him give a little yelp. I looked down to see what was wrong, and saw he had chewed on my charging cord for the laptop, which unfortunately WAS plugged in. I reached down to snatch it away from him, and I got shocked a little. He had exposed a wire, and had gotten a very small jolt. Now, to me, this was so small it just made my fingers tingle a little, but to a little pupper do like him, weighing in at less than 10 pounds, I was worried this might have been enough to hurt him.

So I begged, and pleaded with Daddy, to let Dexter sleep with us. Finally, he consented, as long as I had Dex sleep on the outside of me, so he would not get rolled over on through the night. Dex slept in the crook of my right arm all night long, happy as a clam. At 6 am he rolled over on me, and changed to my right arm, because he wanted to snuggle with Daddy a little too. We got up a little bit ago, did his morning outside trip, and he ate breakfast. He is playing right now, so I think he is fine.

I doubt I can get Daddy to agree to another night in the bed, but the day is young, and who knows what trouble Dex will get into today that will require Mommy's watchful eye through the night.


A MilShelb Mom said...

Milly and Shelby used to chew on cords all the time! We finally bought cord protectors for nearly everything we owned or taped cords to tables and things where they could not reach them... tacky, I know... but safe for them. They don't chew cords anymore. I can still remember one time I was frantically working on a paper (that was due in like an hour and I hadn't even hardly started) and I was using the mouse for something. I moved the mouse to one side of the screen and it worked, but when I went to move it back to the other side of the screen nothing happened. I looked down to see Milly had chewed right through the cord. I was so mad! She was ok, but my paper ended up being late because I had to go buy a new mouse before I could finish it. lol

And about the bed thing- they sleep with us every night. Shelby goes like Dexter and sleeps in my "arm nook" as we call it... until about half way through the night and then she moved waaaaay down to the end of the bed. When the alarm goes off in the morning she goes even further in the bed. lol She is not a morning dog.

mbreakfield said...

I'll bet it won't be long until he's sleeping with ya'll all the time.

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

We have done pretty good, in 3.5 months, this is the first time he slept in our bed. Maybe just a once in a while treat, when he is scared or mommy is nervous about him not feeling well. He does nap in the bed or on the couch with me all the time though. He is a great cuddler :)

Twix said...

Goodness! I didn't know it was possible to NOT let a doxie sleep in the bed. I try to share MY bed with my parents but sometimes they take up too much room and I have to push then outta the way!
Seriously, I am glad he was fine. That would be scary!

tsue said...

Ha! Looks like my bed!
My husband and I keep wondering how, in a king bed, we don't have enough room. Maybe it's because we have to share a side because our 80lb Lab has claimed a whole side for himself!
We are still hoping that he'll get with the program and sleep with his head at the top of the bed and back paws toward the bottom.
Not holding breath on that!

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kalyxcorn said...

aw, way to go little dex!

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