This is the point where I should be saying “I am the human. I am in charge here!” but apparently I’m not yet ready to put that plan into action.
Boots hardly ever goes downstairs except to go to the bathroom. It’s hard for me to put him in the sewing room at night because I know he doesn’t really like going in there . . which is my fault because I’ve let him stay upstairs. You never miss what you never had, right? If I’d kept putting him in the sewing room at night, I wouldn’t be dealing with this.
I sleep with the bedroom door closed so either Boot stays in the bedroom with me (though not in my bed), he has the run of the house (not happening) or he gets put in the sewing room.
The first few nights he slept in the bedroom, he found a comfy spot in the closet – probably in a box of clothes because I never could find him. Then he started sleeping under our bed. This entire week, he’s gotten up between 4 and 5:15 a.m. I’m ok with anything after 5:15 but this morning, it was 4:15 when he got up. He doesn’t have to go to the bathroom . . he just wakes up. I open the bedroom door, let him out, go back to bed, start wondering what he’s getting into and end up getting up.
The last couple of nights I’ve played with him with the laser light off an on from about 10 to midnight. I keep it by my chair so I can get him running and exercising without much interruption to my cross stitching or knitting. So far, that hasn’t helped him stay asleep later though.
Getting up early isn’t totally bad. By 5:30 a.m., I had the second load of laundry going.
I need to figure out how to keep Boots awake during the day, or at least during the evening.
I looked down at him to see what he was doing . . at 5:15 a.m., he was ready to go to sleep. Yes, Boots . . me too!