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!