I Wonder if Doggie Ear Plugs Would Help?

We have a dog named Milo.  He’s a cute dog, a nice dog, a Coton de Tulear (The official dog of Madagascar). He makes cute noises when he wants things, he loves us no matter what, he loves to stand on his hind legs, he is litter box trained, and he will snuggle with you on the couch.  He likes to lick behind my ears, I say he is gay, but the Vet just says he likes me because I’m salty.

He is also a scaredy cat.

What does this have to do with my weight loss plan?  Well, I’m not totally sure, except for the fact that I’m a light sleeper and Milo, well, he likes to softly bark at every bump in the night.  Sometimes he seems to bark like he has to go to the bathroom (did I mention he is litter box trained!), which is down the stairs, and he is afraid to go down there by himself in the dark. The minute you get out of bed, zooommmm!, he’ll make his way to his litter box.  Other times he just seems to be barking, ever so softly but softly enough to wake me up, at any noise he can think of, with the ductwork seeming to be his latest favorite. We have tried night lights, we have a dimmer on the stairway light, we try to keep any clutter out of his way so he isn’t afraid of it, but lately he has seemed to be at his worst, which for me means just a little less sleep.

I guess this post is just about complaining a bit because, well, I’m tired and it’s only the afternoon.  I don’t have time for a nap, I have an hour drive to get home, and I’m wondering if anyone out there in internet-land might know if a doggie earplugs work, or am I just asking for a bigger problem when Milo decides to eat them?

It’s funny, I sometimes like to brag that I’ll sleep when I’m dead, I guess I just wish Milo would sleep, or at least grow a pair.  Oh, wait, he’s been fixed. I guess we’ll just have to live with a scaredy cat dog, or move his litter box into my office.  Sometimes a weight loss plan doesn’t have to be about exercise, and…

This is my weight loss plan…  Get your own!