Do they loose their body clock like some elderly people do?
Chewy is up every other hour all night long, barking or whining at the door. Slowly driving us insane. He's 100lbs and you don't want to take a chance the old dog really needs to go to the bathroom, but, it's almost as bad as being awake all night. He won't stay out either, if you leave him out and go back to bed he will be fine for about 20 minutes then he goes to the edge of the porch and barks constantly till someone lets him in.
So, we either have to get up let him out and wait 10-20 minutes for him to get done whatever he is doing, or we take turns, one lets him out the other lets him in.
We had valium for him for thunderstorms and that just made him stupid, did not calm him down at all, so that's not the answer. We can't walk him and wear him out, his hips and one knee are completely shot. What do you do with a dog that won't sleep?
Oh, and to top it off my wife, who refuses to wear slippers though she complains her feet are cold, kicked the edge of our bathroom door and broke her toe...Now she is limping around with her toe taped to the others. The doctor told her she should probably have a walking boot for this one. I think she is going in to get one today. With the boot they will give her a temporary handicap permit too.
THE ONLY THING HAPPY AT OUR HOUSE IS THE CAT THAT USED TO POOP ON THE FLOOR! SHE'S FINE NOW!.... ~X(