Pupdate: Giving In

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In case you didn't know this about me yet, I am 100% completely in love with our pups.  Yes, we are one of those families.  Sometimes I stop and laugh at how normal our interactions with Stanlee and MileyJo have become.

The other night my husband saw Miley and I getting ready for bed and asked if Stanlee was going to join us.  I said I don't know, he can stay out on the couch with you.  My husband quickly replied with, Ok, well I will go ask him what he wants to do.  100% serious, as if to walk back into the living room expecting Stanlee to have a conversation on his decision!  Like I said, one of those families...

Something I struggle with is sleep.  I'm not sure why, but I have always been a light sleeper.  I don't want to be touched, I like space to turn over and I need to have multiple layers to keep me warm.  With that being said, I have been adamant on not having the dogs sleep in bed with us even though we have a big bed.  
Until recently...

The past few months I have been a softie toward these boston terrier's bug eyes staring at our bed waiting for the magic words inviting them up.  I have given in numerous times, and every night turns into the same thing.   Two pups (weighing a combined total of 40 pounds) taking up 2/3 of the bed and leaving this pup momma exhausted the next day.
Why do I keep giving in?!

Stanlee loves to crawl under the covers and every time I worry myself sick that he is going to suffocate under the layers and layers of blankets I have to keep me warm.  MileyJo throws around her body trying to get comfortable every 10 minutes.  I have been kicked in the face, woke up with a butt resting on my pillow and panicked at a lifeless Stanlee that I thought we lost in the middle night.  

But then, some mornings, I get a sweet pup resting her head on my shoulder.  A stanlee face that says I am so so tired and I just can't seem to open my eyes yet.  It's funny how in those first few moments when I wake up in the morning and I see their sleepy selves, that I somehow justify the 9 hours of horrible restless "sleep" they gave me. 

I'm trying to get back to the strong Michelle that said no for four years.  
Time to toughen up...





3 friendly comments:

Keatra Patton said...

This story is all too familiar. Our dogs are the children in the house and we also give them a say in how things go down. I often let my 13 lb chihuahua pug and 60 lb springer spaniel mutt sleep in our bed. The little one loves being under the covers just like your pups. I am trying to break myself (the fur and snoring are just too much sometimes!) - but those sweet faces and warm morning snuggles are hard to quit. I hear you.

Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

Hahaha, I have conversations with Buster, too. They know more than most people would think! ;)

You love them and want them to be happy... that's why you give in :) But, you need to do what's best for you. Good luck! :)

Little Blue Feathers said...

@Keatra Patton

Oh those warm snuggles are the toughest to break! And I hear ya on the fur. Their hair is everywhere!