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nighttime shenanigans

I was having a conversation with maelkann last night, and missing him terribly, and the rest of the conversation so deserved to be had in person. So I did the thing he normally does, and packed up and drove to see him. Our joke is that we are "only 56 minutes away" - as in "stop talking and get here already." He has driven to me at the last minute a couple of times now so I figured it was my turn.

So I arrive 50-odd minutes later with work clothes, laptop and dog in hand. We finish the conversation. Check our email. And go to bed. And the dog just would not settle down. He is such a creature of habit and I have only just broken him of the habit of barking at 4am (by sleeping with the fan on to create white noise over whatever it is that he is barking at). And sailors start work much earlier than me. I already knew getting up was going to hurt in the morning, but to do it without much sleep? I'm getting too old for that. So I pack up work clothes, laptop and dog and head home.

Dog, by the way, snoozes a little of the drive and then looks at me with puppy dog eyes for the rest of the journey. We get home and he goes straight to bed, settles straight away and doesn't move for the rest of the night. Grrr. Though he was a little sluggish in the morning and easy to catch to put outside as I left.

And that was my adventures last night. Sigh.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 22nd, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
Try packing the dog's bed or a favourite blanket, that might help. It helped maddie some in the days before she had just the one home.
Apr. 22nd, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
First I shall need to get him a favourite blanket! Perhaps that's part of the trouble. He has toys though.
Apr. 22nd, 2010 08:45 am (UTC)
if he has things that are his, and smell like him, it may help him settle.
Apr. 22nd, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
Argh, Benji! But how sweet, that you pack up to go to maelkann's just 'cos you miss him.
Apr. 22nd, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well yeah :) we're new at this!

It's like we spend all weekend together and then by Weds I miss him not being round very terribly
Apr. 22nd, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Be careful driving home like that - interrupting your sleep patterns can be dangerous.

I sound like a parent!

It's nice that you got to spend some real life time together too :-)
Apr. 22nd, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
Well that was why I packed up when I did - cause I am usually still awake at that hour, if I'd left it later, I would have lost my night's sleep.
Apr. 22nd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yick...that's a nasty drive. And even worse that you had to come back again! :(
Apr. 23rd, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
It was TOTALLY worth it *grins*
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