Frankie’s Rough Night Of Interrupted Sleep

Frankie had a really rough night of interrupted sleep and is looking for a bit of sympathy from our readers. Here’s his tale.

Such a rough night.

Such a rough night.

Frankie is the only member of The Herd who sleeps in the human bed. Unfortunately, that led to a rough night for him Thursday (or, more accurately, early Friday morning).

Sympathy. I want sympathy for my interrupted sleep.

Sympathy. I want sympathy for my interrupted sleep.

During the night, he had stretched across the foot of the bed and was sleeping with his head on Hu-Dad’s foot. Hu-Dad rolled over and pulled his foot out from underneath Frankie’s head. Since Hu-Dad is tall, his foot was extending beyond the end of the bed which meant Frankie’s head was now over air, not the bed. In his best Wile E. Coyote imitation, Frankie fell out of bed to the floor of the RV with a kerplunk, waking up every other occupant of the RV. Sort of hard to recover from such a moment with any dignity.

See, readers, I need sympathy, not the laughter I heard from my brothers and sisters.

See, readers, I need sympathy, not the laughter I heard from my brothers and sisters.

P.S. – This is the first time Frankie has ever fallen out of the bed, but Rusty the Rooster was good for it about once a month. The difference was Rusty just shook, jumped back on the bed, and went to sleep.


  1. S Deaver on September 30, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Speaking of sibes in their recreational vehicle, have they changed configuration of who is in upper and who in lower cages while traveling?

    • The Thundering Herd on September 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      The crates have been re-arranged to a block of four. Typhoon and Landon have the top (younger and more able to get into the crates themselves) and Frankie and Cheoah the bottom.

  2. Laura Yager on September 29, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    How dare Hu-dad move his foot…can’t believe his comfort is more important than yours! The inhumane thought of it all!! Instead of laughing the rest of the Herd should have been waiting to catch you! I say you call your attorneys…Barkin, Paws and Boneez. Good luck you suave dog!…

  3. Sitka’s mom on September 29, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I love this story ❤️Not only does it remind me of my curly tail but you mentioned one of my favorite herd members, Rusty. He’s in Heaven laughing at you too Frankie. Sorry ????

  4. Pat and Rebel on September 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Aww – poor Frankie, you look so sad that Hu-Dad allowed you to fall out of bed and that your brothers and sister did not back you up and had the nerve to laugh at you. Hope you were able to catch up on your sleep. Stay safe.

  5. Mary Ann Molenda on September 29, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Aww…poor Frankie! Hu Dad…You must do better!

  6. Juno's mom on September 29, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Poor baby! Did hu-dad let you sleep in?

    • The Thundering Herd on September 29, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Believe it or not, no. I had to get up for breakfast before my after-breakfast nap.


  7. Lori on September 29, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Awwwwwww poor Frankie!!! I hope you are able to recover from this traumatic event, sweetheart.

  8. tammy j on September 29, 2018 at 8:31 am

    no words! LOL! xoxo

  9. Terry (+Rory) on September 29, 2018 at 8:11 am

    We’re sorry to hear that you fell out of your cozy bed Frankie- That is an awful way to wake up ;0
    We suggest moving up into the middle of the bed…that way you have the humans to
    provide a safe edge!!
    PS -the Bros+Sis… JEALOUS!!

  10. Koda Hazel and Their Momma Sue on September 29, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Ohhh you poor baby. First how rude of hu-dad to move. Did he forget his whole purpose is to be a pillow? And second triple rude for the other 3 to laugh at what was clearly hu-dads fault. They should be backing you up to making hu-Dad give up more bed space for you, or you and the other 3 too. Haha.

    I hope Friday night-Saturday morning was much better in the sleep category.

  11. Jean B Burkhardt on September 29, 2018 at 5:39 am

    AAWW Frankie-I am NOT laughing. It must have been so hard to wake up and BOOM-you’re on the floor of the RV.I’m sure by now you have caught up on your sleep!!!

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