Sunday, February 6, 2011


What's it like at your home at night time? Before going to bed, we "SUSH"
our 6 babies(dogs) outside for their "bathroom needs".While waiting,darkness
surrounds us with a dark black sky as a background for twinkling stars.
What a beautiful sight. I often wonder who is looking at the same stars.
Are these star gazers living within our range,what do they do,what are their
life styles? It's doubtful, I will get an answer. The road in front of
our home has less traffic at night then during daylight. Unfortunately,
our bedroom faces this road, so car lights as well as movements are quite
noticeable.Ambulances seem to prefer to travel on our road, or is it just my
imagination? This isn't the best sound, as our "babies" tend to howl to
loud ambulance sounds.Sometimes our"babies", decide to take their time
outside like children,as they don't want to go to bed. Still waiting
outside, I can hear a train traveling through our town. I, wonder about
it's destination. When my sister and I were children, we could hear a train
as we lay in our bed to go to sleep. The sound hypnotized us to fall
asleep. There are dogs in the neighborhood that seem to continuously bark.
Are they saying they are hungry or just want someone to go out and
play? I, could care less.I,miss the birds chirping, they must be getting
ready to sleep. Finally, the babies slowly enter our kitchen. It's a good
thing that we have a large country kitchen. Four of the babies sleep in
kitchen with beds scattered alongside walls, or in front of the dishwasher,
and most likely under the kitchen table. Our babies are good about "potty"
issues, but just in case, pee wee pads are a lifesaver. Our oldest, Missy,
as well as our newest child, Mattie, have beds in our bedroom. As good
parents we allow Mattie to sleep with us, Mattie hasn't felt well.
Mattie, needs time to adjust to our home and know the security of our
home. Finally, all of the "babies" are bedded down. Time for Mom and Dad,
to get our p.j.'s on and jump into bed. The on until I notice the
snoring sounds of my husband. I'm careful to slowly move the t.v. control
out of Hubby's hand, if he awakes, he denies he fell asleep and the t.v.
remains on until the next time. Sometimes, while in a deep sleep, the
"babies" will get rowdy,sing(howl)in the middle of the morning between
2 a.m. and 6 a.m.Their Dad will jump out of our bed and open the kitchen
door and shout"SLEEPY,SLEEPY,GO TO SLEEP'. Their dad is very convincing,
the "babies" settle down. What a night! Although, we are retired, we
usually get up by 7 a.m. Time to get the "babies" to go outside and
prepare breakfast. It can be a long night.Whenever I think of this
life, I, thank God for all he has given me ,simple pleasures,good


  1. We live on a busy road, but I'm used to the noises of the traffic. However I wake up instantly every time one of my boys comes home at 2am!

  2. Great post, Rose! Such lovely "babies" you have!

  3. Oh, what sweet pictures of your pets, Rose!
    They're so cute.
    Bedtime around my house isn't too bad. My daughter (who turned 13 today!) makes sure the dog has went out and is cared for, then she goes on to bed.
    Our two cats, well, they pretty much take care of themselves.
    Have a great week! :)

  4. Oh Rose your 'babies' are just so adorable!
    We live next to a very busy road so I think I've forgotten what a night's sleep is. Ear plugs just hurt your ears in the end. Oh well. I wouldn't mind being woken up by one of these cute souls though.
    Many thanks for dropping by and commenting on my last post. It is as always much appreciated. I got behind with my thank you visits this weekend so sorry if i'm a couple of days late.

  5. Rose, I love this post! Now that is a HAPPY and contented home!

  6. Rose, it's a beautiful narrative about a typical night at your home. I enjoyed reading it. The "babies" are all so cute. How wonderful to have all these special pleasures in your life.

  7. This was inspiring. In fact, so inspiring I have to go write about night on my blog...well, as soon as I can get it all down.

  8. When our son and his dog were living with us I would take Eddy (dog) out sometimes at night and enjoy the stars too! Although in the cold of winter, not so much! But no matter the season the stars at night are worth the waiting. Your babies are lucky to have such good parents. Retirement...I don't often talk about it, but I do dream about it!

  9. You certainly have a menagerie! I decided after my last dog that I would be petless for the rest of my life. I sometimes miss having a furry friend, but I just don't want the work and hassle anymore. I do love dogs though.

  10. Sounds like a soothing night time routine. I'm sure life doesn't have a chance of getting boring with six fur babies!

  11. Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog. I am happy to say that Brad is now home, although I'm not sure that he should be.

    Our "babies" also howl when ambulances go by on the highway. What a fuss they can make!

  12. Hi Rose.
    I'm like the worst puppy mommy for buying the crate and then letting them sleep in my bed with me. I just cannot resist. Now, I sleep pinned in by 2 adult dogs. Guess it serves me right. Can I come over and cuddle cutie in the 3rd row right side???? Promise not to steal him :)

    Take care.

  13. What a lovely post! I love the sound of the birds chirping as well. Nature at its best!

  14. How sweet Rose!

    We have a train close by as well as a small airport but you know, I don't even notice the sounds anymore!

  15. How sweet you put your babies to bed. My cat sleeps with us, he is my constant shadow.

  16. Awww what a wonderful post! You sound like a poet at heart. Blessings, Joanne

  17. Glorious night time when everyone can settle down and get a good sleep. It looks like everyone has "their spot" at your house. Same at mine. My cody dog is right outside my bedroom door. Your dogs are lucky to have chosen you.
    Love and Peace
    Wanna buy a duck

  18. Your babies all look so comfy for the night. sometimes Trixie has to go out during the night, she shakes in hope we will hear her (I do, but don't tell) then she jumps on the side of the bed (not my side/ha). Hubby lets her out and waits for her return. He's a good daddy!

  19. your to have comfy nights with my's the most wonderful family bonding time.

  20. Great Post Rose. My computer has been down since I posted about Niels surgery on his back. Thank you for your prayers. He has a long row to go.

  21. So cute Rose!!! Hey maybe I can send Tafari there for you to teach him to sleep ;)