She has always been content to eat her last snack then toddle off to her bed at the end of our bed. This Spring, she started getting goofy and wanted out during the night. That means somebody was losing sleep being on call to let her out, then back in. When our daughter came home for the summer she was the designated one to do the chore. Sometimes it was multiple times during the night. Finally I just told her to let Nellie out, shut the door and go back to bed.
Now that is her new routine, one last snack, then outside when we go to bed. She doesn't have a dog house, rather enjoying lying in the cool grass. Who ever gets up first lets her in. If she wants in earlier, she makes it very clear by knocking on the screen door with her foot or head. BANG goes the door. So she isn't locked out at night, it's her choice.
But now as Fall is coming on it's dropping down to the 40's at night. And Heavens, what about Winter?! Will she continue this new sleeping ritual? She's already all wet in the morning from collecting dew. I imagine that soon she will come in with frost on her butt or be covered by a foot of snow.
|Jack Frost will soon be nipping at her nose and toes|