Shelter Stories: A Mr.Frisky Blog
Sometimes I Wake Up at 3am
Sometimes I waked up at 3am, from the churning in my brain - and my stomach - of everything that's going wrong that I can't fix, or can't afford to fix!
3am is tough time to think about all this, let alone beginning to solve it.
Friends are not awake, businesses are not open. Although, I discovered the Walgreens down the street is open 24 hours, and has interesting things to browse in the As Seen On TV product aisle.
I'm always happy to have pets, but 3am is one of those times I'm especially happy about having a life filled with 4 legged love. It's no longer safe enough where I live to take the the dogs for a walk at that time of night, so I turn on MeTV or Buzzr (I can't afford cable), and we have a paw-rty!
Everyone is of course always happy to join me in a snack. The dogs usually want to sit on the bed or couch with me, watching the TV and sharing the Goldfish crackers (cheddar flavor). They of course are also carefully monitoring that one dog does not get
more goldfish than the other, and that I don't get more than they do!
The cats always have their toys and posts out, but they have their favorite wand toys. One hand is managing snacks for the dogs (and me), and the other is waving the wand toy while assorted cats take turns leaping - and knocking the other cat out of the way
so they can run off with the toy as their "prey".
I may not sleep, but it sure beats laying there in agonizing worry and dread. In the morning when it's time to get up for work I'm exhausted but I'm thankful my pets were there for me all night. I'm not even mad they get to sleep in while I have to resort to horrendous amounts of coffee and espresso to get through the day!
Maybe this will be the day something good happens, and I won't have to worry so much anymore.
Lauren Greenwood, Founder of AskMrFrisky.org and Self Diagnosed Crazy Pet Lady
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