Tartok’s Bed Time

The humans often go to our hu-grandparents (our cousins Tartok and Ruby) on Saturday nights for dinner.  But, apparently, they stay there past Tartok’s bedtime.  At about 8 pm, Tartok disappears and he can always be found in his bed.

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Uh – sleeping here.  It is 8:30 at least

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If you must bug me, could you scratch me?

20 Comments

  1. Steve & Kat on October 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I always know when it’s bedtime too, but I don’t go to bed alone. I just pace around until my humans get the hint.

    Steve

  2. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on October 19, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Woodrow does this – around 9pm he will go to bed – if the bedroom door is closed he will bark and then come get me and run back to the door for me to open it

    Woodrow – Sweetie – MJ

  3. Brownie on October 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    scritchy scratch on the cutest belly ever!

  4. MAX DOG on October 16, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Us pooches all have amazingly unique characters, don’t we? Mom just loves it when we roll on our backs for a tummy rub!
    Lots of licks
    MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

  5. Denns the Vizsla on October 16, 2009 at 12:37 am

    “Are you people still here?”

  6. Norwood on October 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I feel like we had night vision glasses on…. Tartok would get along good with my fun aunt dee… no matter what she’s doing.. has that internal alarm that says I”m tired at 8pm. Now for that belly rub.
    norwood

  7. Teddy Bear on October 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I hope he got lots of belly rubs and scratches. Your Mommy and Daddy didn’t take the Herd to see your Grandma and Grandpa?

  8. gus, louie and callie on October 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    you were just tired.

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  9. Huffle Mawson on October 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    My mum says my great sister Maxine used to take herself to bed when she was tired. But she had her own Queen sized bed in her own bedroom. Tartok needs to work on that.

    Huffle Mawson

  10. Clive on October 15, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Yup, I like my bedtime too! Always go before the not-so-little man’s mom – she’s a real night owl!

    take care
    Clive

  11. Stella on October 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Reminds me of my Dad, who on a week night, would go to bed at 10 pm, no matter who was still visiting!

    These guys just have an internal clock that tells them when its time, I guess.

    Cheers,

    Jo, Stella’s Mom

  12. Sparky on October 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Tartok!

    You look so cozy! I think early nights are the best. That way we’re not so tired in the morning. It’s fun to drag the humans out of bed in morning so we can take them for walks, hehe.

    I hope you slept well!

    Sparky

  13. Mochi on October 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I go to sleep around 8:30ish too. I hope he got his tummy rubs!!! 🙂

    Mochi

  14. the Army of Four on October 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    TUMMY RUBS!!!!!!!!!
    Tail wags,
    Storms

  15. The OP Pack on October 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Mom is laughing here because that is so typical of Phantom. He is a 9:00 to bed boy and nothing should interfere with that. And he does the same rollover for a tummy scritchie too.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  16. Storm on October 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    That is so cute! Jackal goes to bed before the humans too.

  17. Khyra on October 15, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Way to go Tartok!

    I usually tolerate my mom’s up late nights BUT I have been known to go start without her!

    I do hope he did get a tummy rub fur his photoshoot!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  18. Kira on October 15, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Wooos! I completely understand, if it is 10 pm, then I go to bed, whither or not the humans come is up to them….
    ~puppy kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  19. KB on October 15, 2009 at 9:13 am

    We had a dog who had a very set bedtime, and he’d just march into the bedroom and go to sleep at that time, no matter what. So, I grinned at Tartok’s habit!

  20. Scout and Freyja on October 15, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Doesn’t mean in bed fur the night – prolly just snoozin’ ta catch a lil’ catnap!

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