WHY ARE YOU STILL UP? – I ASKED THE DOG

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It was 3:46am and I was still awake.

WHY? –

Because at 11:30pm my caffeine jones kicked in and well, you know the rest of the story #darkroast

When this happens – I can be extremely productive with a keyboard on my lap, so I don’t complain – I embrace it.

Imagine my surprise, when I powered down, shut off the lights and walked out of my office.

“WHY ARE YOU STILL UP?”…

Why are you still up? I asked the dog

Those were the words I uttered and I had to laugh to myself because that was the same expression written on Jaxson’s face.

I don’t drink coffee at night anymore #doodleonduty

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38 Comments
  • S'more Dogs
    June 15, 2016

    Yeah, when I’m up early mine sort of resentfully come out and sleep on the couch at me. It’s like they’re saying “See, this is how you do it!”

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      Harley isn’t even gonna try to stay up. He parks himself somewhere close and then it’s lights out for him. I also notice that until I get in my bed, they aren’t really resting completely. It makes the next day somewhat lazy for them. I’ve got to stop drinking coffee late at night 🙂

  • DashLilly
    June 15, 2016

    Lilly is my loyal late night lovebug. When I’m up… she’s up. But she does give me the look that Jaxon gave you!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      Hey there stranger! Are you three re-united yet? I was thinking about you the other day. How have you been?

      • DashLilly
        June 15, 2016

        As of TONIGHT!!! I have two shaggy doodles with me in bed right now!!! All is back to normal. Ahhhhh. I am grateful. Thanks for asking!!!

        • Cathy Bennett
          June 16, 2016

          Whew! I was really getting worried – I kept thinking about you all hoping your separation period was over. HalleDOODLElujah!

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    June 15, 2016

    I used to be an early riser – until I “retired” and started watching movies in bed at night – now I need to start getting used to that routine again as I get closer to the externship portion of my vet assistant course. Ducky and Shadow have gotten used to sleeping later, too. But Shadow follows me around the house all day long, so I don’t get “the look” from her.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      Doodle Dad is the real night owl in our house. I’m usually heading up the stairs when the Jimmy Fallon theme song is playing. But if I drink a cup of Joe in the evening I’m going to be the last one down. Harley will leave me in a minute when it gets close to 10pm. Jaxson is the only one who will hang with me “all night long!”

  • Monika & Sam
    June 15, 2016

    Ah yes, coffee…the elixir of life with emphasis on open eyes! Glad you were able to use the time as productive. The boys are charmingly supportive I see. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      Sipping on a cup as I type! Jaxson is my night owl Doodle, Harley as you can see – was passed out dreaming of Greenies or something LOL

  • Emma
    June 15, 2016

    Oh my, that is late. We are in bed by 9 or 10 at my house as Mom is always up around 5. We need our beauty sleep! No caffeine in the evenings is a good idea.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      I’m coming to that conclusion Emma – although some nights it’s better than ice cream #tome

  • Kari Neumeyer
    June 15, 2016

    The other night I forgot to give the dogs their eye medicine until after midnight. When I woke Leo on the couch to give him the drops, he looked so sleepy and so annoyed. Made me laugh.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      It’s funny how they can exhibit so much expression in their tiny faces.

  • All Dogs Welcome
    June 15, 2016

    I have one dog who moves around the house with me everywhere, if I get up in the middle of the night for water, he’s there. I have another who will sleep in under the covers all morning and I have to physically pick her up to get her to come have breakfast. Love the sprawled legs, crashed out Doodle pose!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 15, 2016

      I can certainly relate! Both Boys seem to want to be within eye sight of me at all times. But Harley is not staying awake past 10pm. He’ll be close – but he’s going to sleep, legs wide open kind of sleep! Thanks for stopping by – come back again soon!

  • Dz Dogs
    June 15, 2016

    Hahahahaha! I’m a night owl too, but I don’t have coffee after around 4pm for fear of being up all night.
    Recently though my clock has flipped and i’m being forced into being a morning person which has resulted in me going to bed early… *gasp!*

    We love our tether tug toy! Someone will be lucky to have it!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      I’m typically a morning person – and I can’t take naps – therefore I cannot stay up as late often because I will be exhausted over time. But I do feel extremely creative after midnight.

  • Jackie Bouchard
    June 15, 2016

    Wow, if I have caffeine after noon, I can’t sleep! And Rita – she loves to sleep. Usually she’ll stay up with us until 10:30, but if she’s really beat she’ll head to bed early.

    Cute pics!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      I never want it during the day, it’s like my cheat late night snack. The cravings will start around 9ish, I try to fight it but by 9:45 – I’m headed to the Keurig #caffeineaddict

  • Elaine
    June 15, 2016

    Oh boy, do I know that look so well! Sometimes we just need to work or write when the mood hits us. The problem is, there’s usually no sleeping in the next day because the pups are wide awake and ready to go, right?

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      You got that right Elaine. And to top it off – my body has never allowed me to nap during the day. I wish I could. I am so envious of folks who tell me “I had the best nap earlier.”

  • Rebekah
    June 15, 2016

    Hahahaha! And that is exactly why I try not to drink coffee after 2 pm.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      Rebekah – I’m slowly learning!

  • Christine Caplan
    June 15, 2016

    I’m a TOTAL night owl and sometimes sleep in until after 7 a.m. And the dogs are lazy which makes it so hard to get up. I’m enjoying a latte as I write this! Big fan of late night post writing. 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      Me too! I think my mind mellows after midnight. I can’t do it often because I was never a late sleeper, so whenever I stay up past 3 – my body still rises at 6:30. To top that off, I can’t take naps, I’m just wired wrong LOL But I do love the serenity of the wee hours in the morn…

  • Colby
    June 16, 2016

    I’m a late night worker and the dogs usually pass out well before I do…although Archer and Raven will play throughout the night if I let them.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      Generally Harley is the first to crash! He’s pretty consistent too. Jax and I aren’t too far behind him, but if I drink my coffee – I’m wired for a few extra hours. Jaxson is the one who stays up with me – Doodle Dad and Harley leave during the doodle oil 🙂

  • Lindsay
    June 16, 2016

    You know when kids sneak in late at night and get caught tiptoeing down the hall way? That’s the expression on his face. What on earth are YOU doing up so god dang late?!

    I hope it was a productive one. 😉

    Xo

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      Oh yLindsay – you know Jackson so well. He was in the middle of tearing all the stuffing out of the toy – that’s why he had that “busted” look on his face!
      This dog cracks me up!

  • Valerie
    June 16, 2016

    He is kinda in the middle of destroying a great toy!! So, Jaxson, you’re busted!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 16, 2016

      Yep! That’s why he was so shocked! He didn’t think he’s get caught tearing the stuffing out of the toy!

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    June 17, 2016

    If I stay up too late, Mr. N will come stare at me until I head to bed. He doesn’t care what I do once I’m in bed but he feels like he can’t retire for the night without me there!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 17, 2016

      Harley just needs to know I’m close, if it gets too too late he’ll drop where ever he is and start snoring in minutes. Jaxson tries to take advantage of my late night hours and begins to prowl around looking for trouble.

  • Jean Dion
    June 17, 2016

    I’ll admit to late-night computing, too. But my dogs rarely get up to supervise. When I finally head back to bed, they’re right where I left them, snoozing in their little dog beds.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 17, 2016

      Not mine, they follow me around from room to room, when it gets late, Harley will fall out wherever we are, but Jaxson starts to roam looking for mischief. They’re all little characters aren’t they?

  • Jan K
    June 17, 2016

    Too funny! I often have trouble sleeping but haven’t gotten to the point where I”ll give up and just get up and be productive. If I did, Luke would be right with me…but the girls wouldn’t budge off that bed no matter what!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 18, 2016

      Now that’s funny! I can say this – once I get IN THE BED I am NOT getting out LOL

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