We Snooze We Lose

Lion has been snoozing a lot lately. I’m wondering if he’s caught in the vicious cycle of not being able to sleep at night so he has to sleep during the day/evening. Last night the dog kept us awake. That hasn’t been the case for a while. She’s been pretty good for a few weeks. Last night she whined and barked. Anyway, our sleep was interrupted and I assume Lion will snooze later.

After my shower, he snoozed and then woke up long enough to ask if I wanted to snuggle. As soon as I got comfy, he was snoozing again. I was in a good position so I stayed for a while. It’s been chilly so hunkering down under the covers is nice. It’s even nicer to be close to Lion under the covers. The problem with his snoozing is that we don’t play.

The other night he snoozed until a little after 10. He seemed a bit harumph-y when he woke up. I don’t know if he was still tired, groggy or upset that I didn’t appear to be in the mood to play. He always says I take play off the table if he snoozes at any point in the evening. Somewhat recently, I’ve been assuming he’s rested after a snooze and we play then. However, 10 is a bit late. I’ve been getting tired earlier and I’m prone to snoozing while watching TV too.

Lion also says I can wake him up at any time when he’s snoozing. I wouldn’t like to have my snoozing interrupted so I don’t want to do it to him. If he’s sleeping, he must be tired. If there’s another reason maybe we need to have that treated. Even agreeing to play earlier won’t work if he’s snoozing so much. At this rate, the only earlier time to play is in the afternoon which means weekends. Lion needs more attention than that. We need to figure this out.

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