My dog never hangs out in the yard unless it’s the perfect 80 degree, sunny day and then it’s just to sunbathe on the back stoop. Her normal routine is to wake up around 9:00, go out then, again in the afternoon and before bed. She tucks herself in for the night the minute it gets dark so the last time out is usually forced. So are times when it’s barely drizzling, cloudy, windy and I can count on one hand how many times she’s woken me up to go out in 9 years.
Well, all that’s changed in the last week because of Cicada snacking. On nice days I’ll leave the sliding door open so she can come and go but she never really took advantage of it. Now she won’t come back in. Rather than sleeping until 9:00 (or later when she thinks it might be yucky out), I’ve been getting nose poked at 6:00 AM for three days now and she asks to be let out twice more after dark. She cannot stop thinking about them. LOL