Annie has slept in a crate since she was a puppy. She loves her crate. We have to lock her crate because she used to wake up in the middle of the night and have 'accidents' on our floor.
Last night Annie was thirsty right before bedtime. Well, we know what that means... in about four hours she will probably need to wake up to go outside. And that she did, not once but four times last night. She scratches on her crate until I wake up to let her out. I let her out four times about every half hour. Once to go potty, the other three times I followed her as she walked around the house and finally plopped down in her bed in the living room. She can't stay in there because it's the middle of the night, so I picked her up and put her back in her crate. Like I said she did this three more times. She has never wanted out of her crate just because. Usually she has a reason, needs to go to the bathroom or needs water.
I felt bad, poor baby girl. I think she is just restless. This morning when Nick's alarm went off she started crying right away to get out again. Nick was so sweet, he took her outside then brought her bed in from the living room that she was so persistent to lay on. Annie has been sleeping soundly all morning after our restless night.
I love my sleep, I love a good 9-10 hours of sleep. I am such a grump when I have to wake up in the middle of the night. I really do not know how I am going to do it if and when Nick and I have kids. I'm going to cherish my sleep now as much as a can.
A walk is definitely in store for the little girl today. I may have been a grump last night, but waking up to her little face in the morning makes my sleepless night worth it.