Tuesday, February 06, 2007

When zombie dogs attack

Last night I was sleeping comfortably in my bed when Tess started making some noise. "Shut up, Tess." I went back to sleep. Then, again with the low grumbles followed by an all out barking barrage. I got up and stumbled around the dark bedroom to assure her that nothing was out to get her. Still more growling and barking. She would not stop.

I turned on the light and was amazed at what I saw. Molly was curled up in her usual spot, oblivious to the commotion. Tess, on the other hand, was wandering aimlessly back and forth and barking for no apparent reason. I looked at her and her eyes were open but very droopy, her ears were down low and her tail was very relaxed. It was then it hit me...

Tess was in full sleepwalking mode. It was hilarious, even at 2 in the morning. I'd touch her and she'd bark in the other direction. I waved at her, she didn't respond. When it was time to go back to bed, I sat on the floor and grabbed her mid-bark and woke her up. She freaked out and did a "Tess is happy" jump and then curled up and went back to sleep.

That's the last time I put jalepenos in their late night chili snack!

6 comments:

Burg said...

I would have paid a generous amount of money to see that!

Chickenhawk said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't know dogs could do that! Where the heck was your video camera?!??!

always kris said...

That would have scared me. I love it when my dog dreams....she whines and scratches. I always wonder what she dreams about.

Woodrow said...

A sleep walking dog? Never heard of such.

'Mazing Amy said...

ha ha ha that's funny.

Picking Zeke up from foster home on Saturday morning and spending the day with him. I CAN'T WAIT!

btw, mazingamy.wordpress.com is where i am at now... but can't comment here with that address...

Golden Dreams said...

Wow, I have never heard of that before. Now they will bark and whine and twitch whilst on their backs in full snooze mode, but never on their feet. You're lucky she didn't bite you!