I’m sure there are many women of you out there who know all too well about the freight train sound that keeps many awake. Well, I’m sure there are women out there who snore too, but I don’t know any! So let’s assume that most of the snorers are men, for whatever reason. And this morning I sit at the computer still half asleep from my snoring culprit keeping me awake last night. Ok, maybe that was only one of the things keeping me awake, but at any rate…
But wait. My snoring saga doesn’t at all involve my husband, at least for the most part. There is the occasional night that he snores but those nights are few and far between. Considering that I live with a 1, 9, and 12-year-old, who else is there in my home that could make such a loud noise that would keep me awake at night? Well, the only other living beings in our home are two furry, loving boxers. One male, Priest, and one female, Mia.
This is the two of them together, doing what they love to do, cuddle up. The lighter, fawn colored one is the male, Priest, and the darker, brindle colored one is the female, Mia.
And this is the snoring culprit. The sweet, adorable, female. She is text-book definition of “puppy dog eyes”, and always has a “poor me” look to her. We think she looks kind of like droopy dog in the face! Yes, she is the snorer in our family.
We adopted her from a local rescue organization, Boxer/Schnauzer Rescue of the Ozarks. If you are looking for a boxer or schnauzer, they are a great organization to work with and I highly recommend them.
I recall from our in home visit with her while she was in her foster home, the foster parents briefly mentioning that she snored. I didn’t think anything about it at the time. But I should have. Who knew that a dog could snore so incredibly loud?! I never imagined the sound that could come of that poor little face! It doesn’t seem to matter what time of day it is. This little girl can compete with any grown man as far as the decibel that she reaches. I mean seriously. I wish I had video of her snoring so that you could get the full effect. Maybe I will be able to capture her soon! At any rate, this girl snores so loud that she keeps me awake at night! One of our previous boxers also snored, but not to the level that this one This one, nothing seems to work. We often have to get up in the middle of the night and re-position her to stop the snoring.
So when my mother-in-law was recently here visiting for the holidays, she asked why we keep them in our room if she keeps us awake at night. I had to think about it for a minute, and looked at my husband. Yeah, if she keeps me awake at night, why are they sleeping our room?! Well the truth is that for one, we don’t trust the male to not get into or destroy something because he is mad to be locked away from us. That’s another blog post in itself. But it also seems like there are many nights that they don’t do their “business” before going to bed. They know the routine, go outside, come back in and get a cookie, and go to bed. Priest has gotten bad about just walking outside and turning around to come in and get the cookie, he’s no dummy! But this causes him to need to go out in the middle of the night sometimes. And sometimes one of them vomits in the middle of the night, and if they are in the room with us sometimes we can move them to the bathroom tile floor before it happens to avoid a nice mess that we have to clean up. So I guess dealing with dog snoring is unavoidable. Like I said, it doesn’t just happen at night, but that’s when it is the most annoying!
So that’s my real life snoring saga. Who is the snorer in your real life?