Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bedtime

If there is one thing Gibson takes very seriously besides eating, it's sleeping.  If he gets less than 18hrs of sleep a day he is not a happy camper.  He sleeps pretty much the entire time that Ben and I are at work, and then he starts winding down again around 7 or 8 at night.  He'll hop up on *HIS* chair, or if we are being too loud, he'll go into the other room where his dog bed is.  By 9 o'clock, neither of these options are comfy enough, so he starts letting us know that it is bed time.  How?  Well, by hopping up on the stairs and giving us this look...

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It's his, "It's bedtime, ma!" look.  It is the most pathetic thing ever.  He usually will start at the bottom stairs, and inch his way up every few minutes.. hoping that we'll give in and carry him the rest of the way to the bed.    It is way too funny.   If we take too long, we'll eventually look over and he's not there and then we hear a thud from upstairs which means he jumped up on the bed.   He's a serious sleeper.

The first time he did this we about died.  He never went upstairs by himself and definitely never jumped up the bed.  We were watching tv and couldn't figure out where he was.. we looked everywhere and then finally checked our bedroom.  There he was fast asleep.  Such a little dork :)

Does your corgi have a night time routine?  Does he sleep in bed w/you or have his own private spot? :)

12 comments:

Filly said...

Charm and Contessa know when it is bedtime, for my hubby. He goes to bed at 8pm on work nights and they are right here waiting and bossing until he gets up. They know for sure when he gives me a good night kiss and heads for bed. Charm sleeps on my side of the bed and Contessa either on her bed or on the floor next to Slims side of the bed, our room is carpeted so they are comfy.

Jessica said...

We don't have a firm routine in our house, but Winston loves bedtime. During the day, I have to tell him its "crate time" and he's good about getting in his crate. But at night, it doesn't take much. Sometimes he runs into his crate when we start turning off the lights, sometimes we just have to ask him if he's ready for bed. Its really cute though. He sleeps in his crate that is by our bed, my cat still sleeps in the bed with us.

Kathleen Knapp said...

My corgi, Marty McFly, also does not joke around about his sleep. When he decides it is time for bed, he hops into bed and burrows under the covers. He even rests his head on the pillow! More than once we have gone in to go to bed and pulled back the covers to find a passed out corgi there, under the covers, on his back. We don't mind though, because he makes the bed warm before we get in. And then he snuggles all night long.

Kat Randall said...

Lilu does indeed, I actually just posted a picture of it on my facebook, she waits until one of us gets up for water or something then sneaks in and steals our spot, resting her head on the pillow of course!

Briese said...

Oh, that's so cute! Luna decides when her bedtime is lately - she'll go into her crate and the next thing I know she's fast asleep! It's an endearing quality of hers.

Ashley said...

Sleep is serious business, even to a corgi. =] Our Cardi, Reese, has her routine as well. She knows that 10pm is the "normal" bedtime and will slowly inch her way across the house in various sleeping spots until she gets to the bedroom if we do not go to bed on time. If we really decide to stay up late when friends visit, she will lay around at our feet as long as she can stand it. Then, with a sigh and a huff (literally - no exaggeration), she gets up and goes into our bedroom where her dog bed is at the foot of our bed. Sometimes she worms her way under the bed too if she feels like it's not dark enough! Occasionally we will let her sleep on the bed with us, but she is a bit of a hog and we need to get a king-size bed for that!

Candy said...

That's so funny, though it doesn't surprise me in the least!

For Gimli's bedtime, if we make the mistake and say, 'bed' or 'sleep', he thinks its a command that absolutely must be followed. He proceeds to make his grumble noises to usher us upstairs and into bed.

Lately, he's been snuggling with me in our bed until my husband puts him to bed afterward. If I even make a move to get into bed, Gimli waddles in with the biggest grin on his face and expects to be picked up to join me in the bed.

Caroline said...

We keep our bedroom door shut still, since Cody is only 9 months old and prone to chewing/eating everything in sight, so if we're upstairs and he's tired (right about 9-930) he'll run over to the door and stand or sit there with a goofy look on his face until we let him in. If we decide we don't feel like going to bed then, we'll keep him up and then he gets super crabby and nippy. He throws the most amazing little corgi temper tantrums!

Theresa said...

Oh, yes....the evening routine. BF goes to bed early. Usually around 8pm he says I am going to take her O-U-T and Katie jumps down with a bark hauling to the back door. He comes back in with a goodnight kiss and head pat (for me and Chip, respectively) and Katie barks up a storm.

Chip stays down with me and if I push him beyond his staying up limits he jumps off the sofa and curls up on his tuffet (dog bed). He can be in a coma but as soon as I ask if he wants to go up he is waiting on the stairs. I will head into the bathroom to wash my face and he slides headfirst into the bathroom throw rug on each side then just lays motionless. As soon as I am ready for bed he trots to the bedroom (it looks like an overhead view of a shark in the ocean because he is so long and narrow at the waist). He will stand there helpless and wait for me to pick him up and place him on the bed....he is not old or heavy, just a complete mama's boy.

Karen and Bailey said...

way too cute of you, gibson. baileys the total opposite. he will hang by my side and everyone elses side until it is dead silent, and he will go to sleep. if theres any tv,radio,noise still going on - he is happily awake doing whatever. But! Bailey does sleep at least.... 18-19 hours on any weekday I am at work, and only about 10 hours + naps on weekends.

Dianna said...

Charlie bumps me in the leg then when I look over he goes and sits in the hall. If I move, he and Ellie run down the hall toward the bedroom. He and Ellie are totally confused if one of us is not getting ready for bed by 9 pm - when the first one of us starts brushing our teeth, they go sit in the bedroom and wait, looking out the door. Too funny!

Laurie said...

Hahaha Gibson and Sadie are so similar! She does the same thing if she is ready for bed (we don't have stairs, but she will just linger in the hallway waiting). And I have had the same experience of her disappearing while we were watching TV and finding her fast asleep in bed. Silly little pups! She certainly knows when it's bedtime though. And while I was away, my aunt said when she got into her pajamas, Sadie knew it meant it was time to go to bed, so she would walk down the hall to our bedroom!! So cute.

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