Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little Ones

All around me there are babies being born! Everytime I turn my head, another pops out! Ok, not exactly 'pops' out, cuz that's kinda gross, but they are definitely all around & multiplying. Doesn't matter the color - pink, blue, yellow - the world is being overtaken by them! Just keep them away from me when they are crying on airplanes & we can live in peaceful co-existance =)

I have a little one at my house too. He's not so little anymore actually! Orion is a year old now! Wasn't it just yesterday he couldn't climb the steps like the other dogs?

Sometime between then & now he's also gone from sleeping in his room at night to sleeping in the bed with me & Aaron! I remember around the time that it happened. Orion didn't like sleeping in the his room all alone when he knew people & cats were outside living it up on the king-sized bed. I think that's when he got the smart idea to whine at odd hours of the morning so Aaron would have to take him out (this part is important - Aaron took him out).

Aaron would drag himself out of bed barely awake & bleary-eyed (see, it's really like having a kid!) to let "O" (as he's affectionately known) go potty outside. He'd stumble back upstairs & put the pup in his room again. Five minutes later, the little guy was whining again.

Eventually Aaron would get so tired of hearing that sad little whine that he'd get O & bring him in the bed - just till he quieted down.

Little did i know that he'd still be there a year later (the dog, not Aaron!). All-in-all though, he's a great pup in the bed. He doesn't usually need to go out until we are awake - except on the weekends, but that's another story! When he does need to go out at those early times, he doesn't come over to me & whine, he goes right over to Aaron & harasses him until he sees some action.

One day Aaron asked if i noticed that how O only woke him up. I said i did (b/c i have been awaken by the same whines) & informed Aaron that Orion woke him up & not me b/c he knew something very important. Once they get settled back in bed after going outside, Aaron is asleep within 2 minutes. I would not be that lucky! Believer it or not, that was a good enough answer for Aaron & the subject was closed - none of that, "next time, i'm going to get you up" stuff.

It's odd though... there is something that doesn't wake Aaron up, but only affects me - the wonderful sounds of a pet puking. i know, not a topic we like to talk about (especially not at the dinner table, right, mom?). No matter where they are or who is the culprit, i wake up when i hear that sound!

Orion does have his charming moments. Just about every night he curls up next to me under the covers & falls asleep. He doesn't come out until he gets too hot... and he RARELY curls up next to Aaron like that. In the mornings, he likes to crawl up next to me & cuddle at my neck. Doesn't matter where he is, at some point in the morning, he always migrates back to me.

I think that's cute & all, but then you realize i have a cat who sleeps on the other side of me every night. It's great in the winter - all warm & cozy. Then some nights it's a little suffocating being the meat in the "pet sandwich"... some nights i just want to be "open-faced" =)