December 20, 2005

The Great Fall

A few days ago we were awakened at 4 a.m. by a loud triple thump. It sounded as if a sack of potatoes had fallen off the bed.

Turns out Cairo fell off the bed. She must have had an active dream about chasing rabbits or something because she leapt out of the bed and crashed onto the floor. A little dazed at first, she shook her head and then came back on the bed to sleep. She no longer sleeps near the edge.

Funny story how the dog came to sleep in our bed. The first night we had Cairo as a puppy (back in January 2005) we put her in a baby play pen in our bedroom. This was to be her night quarters. Cairo cried, but I said that the dog needs to stay in her pen for the night, assuming that she would eventually stop crying and fall asleep. After only ten minutes of puppy wining my wife picked her up and plopped her in the bed. From then on Cairo has slept in our bed every night. Later on my wife told me she figured if she listened to me on that one she would have to listen to me for the rest of our lives. We were recent newlyweds at the time, having been married in October 2004.



Yeah, I lost that one. But I can't say that I dislike having Cairo in the bed now.

7 comments:

The Fat Lady Sings said...

We tried that with our first puppy too. After about 1 hour of steady crying - up he came into the bed. The dogs have slept there ever since. And I can't say it's a problem either. We have a big bed, and everybody fits just fine. By the way - super cute beanie-baby pic of Cairo. You know - I come here for my boxer fix. I really miss not have one. We are really considering adding a third dog just because we really need to have a boxer in the house. God - we really need a 20 acre farm!

The Fat Lady Sings said...

And that's too damn many really's! I really need to get to bed!!

BigBuddhaPuppy said...

Good job, Cairo! You do canine-kind proud...it is easy to manipulate the humans, isn't it?

Christine said...

Poor baby....thumper

Kathy said...

8-year-old daughter likes this story. I do too; it reminds me of my husband's reaction to Prissy when she first came home. I have to admit that on the first night we had her, she tried to bite him when he got into bed. Now she just licks his face, which he hates, and then curls up next to him, which he loves -- not that he'll admit it...

Lizzy said...

Cairo,

Follow the milkbone links and you will meet me.

First, you must find out which reindeer you are and then comment and you will see me.

McDuff

Mariana said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog! I hope you and your loved ones have a great Christmas -- and that goes for Cairo as well! ;)