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    Do you, when walking around in the dark or say doing kitchen chores right now this morning. Step over a dog if it is old and fat and comfortably snoozing? Or nudge it and make it move so you can walk through? I have had a “ you hold still and I will step over” policy in place for a while. But went down hard last night in the dark when the dog shifted while I was in mid step. Might be re-thinking my policy.

    Do you let sleeping dogs lay?

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    That is not a problem for me. My dog sleeps in the bed. Sometimes I have to roll him over if he's taking up too much space. But in the kitchen and such, they never stay in one place long enough to trip over.
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    If they're laying down, sleeping or not, I would generally prefer to step over them. I like this better than having them leap up to move when I'm half way over. If they are sitting, and in my path, I expect them to give way.

    At night, they are expected to stay in the general vicinity of their own beds, which are right beside mine. If I have to get up in the middle of the night, I tread lightly, as I can never see the black one in the dark. The yellow one always casts a little glow.

    Maybe you should just trade in your Chessies for some yellow dogs!

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    When I can finally get them to sleep I'll do about anything to keep from waking them. I've decided it's just best to sleep when the puppy sleeps!
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    I nudge one. I too have had the sleeping dog suddenly awaken, jump up and dislodge my path and vertical position. I'm old and have enough trouble staying upright on my own. I do not know what I would do if I didn't have these dogs for companionship though! Love 'em all, Bill
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    I have a very active pup right now.
    He has two modes,
    - terrorizing the house
    - passed out cold.
    So nobody is allowed to touch,talk or even look at the sleeping pup for fear of waking our little buddy.

    It's a viscous cycle.


    LET THE SLEEPING DOG LAY!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post

    Maybe you should just trade in your Chessies for some yellow dogs!

    Kathryn

    only thing yellow on my dogs is the eyes!
    Chessie folk say dead grass, and he is.
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    See, Stryke if you bump him when he's asleep, he gets a little grumpy, so we usually say his name. Once he acknowledges me, I nudge him and make him move. I typically drag my feet around the house at night, so that I don't step on the dogs, but I prefer them move for me.
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    I used to let 'em lie there and step over till one shifted on me in a dark hallway. I fell face first got my hands out to break my fall and ended up breaking a couple bones in my hand instead.

    The new policy is you best be movin' when you see me comin'!
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    I'm with Bill-the older I get, the less inclined I am to take chances. If it's dark I shuffle my feet.
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