Riley has always slept with some towels or other sort of blanket in his bed..
This dog actually manages to wrap himself up in his blanky each night and sleeps quite well that way. Often in the morning when he comes out of the room he is still dragging the blanket on his back. He can get it on just fine - but seems to have trouble getting it off.
It has never been a problem, just a cute thing Riley does...until this morning at 4:00am when he started barking. He has NEVER barked in the night even when his old buddy Preston (no longer with us) would get to howling at the moon.
This morning it wasn't really even barking. It was a well timed WOOF every minute or so...followed by some scratching at something. Eventually "he who would rather not be named" (but can't seem to stay off the blog anyway) got out of bed and went to investigate, 4:00am, 10 degrees out "he" pokes his head out the back door to see if we have a visiting coyote or fox or something. NOTHING.
Riley is still spouting off a well timed WOOF so "He" wonders to the dog room and opens the door....Riley is not in there...So he goes to the back of the room and opens the outside door...there is Riley and his Blanket...outside in snow and freezing temps...trying to get in but can't figure out how to bring his blanket back in with him.
Clearly Riley had gotten up for a midnight pee, his blanket went outside with him (probably clinging to his back) fell off and he could not figure out how to get it back in with him. Those well timed WOOFS were really well timed "HELPS" and the scratching was him trying to drag it back in...
Help, Help, Help it is 4am and I can't go back to bed without my blanky. If it is not the kids it is the dog...For Woofing Out Loud Riley...