Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Evil Puppy

Ohhhhhh yes, behind that sweet little face….

….lies an evil alter-ego….

Evil Puppy

Evil Puppy has suddenly decided to start whining in the middle of the night. For no reason. None whatsoever.

Daisy has always slept in a crate at night, partly because we can’t trust that she won’t go into Destructo-Pup mode while we’re asleep, and partly because it’s what she’s always known and has always liked.

Suddenly last week, she started whining insistently. Naturally, we thought something was wrong, so we checked on her and took her out to see if she had to wee. That was around 2:20 AM.

Little did we know that Evil Puppy had taken over. No doubt, she was rubbing her villainous little paws together, knowing that her little trick had worked.

No wee. Just a couple sips of water, but not enough to make it the cause of her whining.

Back into the crate she went. As soon as we got back into bed and the lights were out, she started whining again.

2:25 AM: we take her back out of her crate and check her entire body over for signs of something being wrong. Evil Puppy laughed and wagged her tail happily, trying to play.

Maybe she feels confined in the crate suddenly? Okay, since we can’t trust her not to destroy things, we put gates up on either end of the hallway so she can have the whole area to herself. Plenty of room to spread out. Our bedrooms are right off the hallway, so she can see us and is near us, as always.

Back to bed. Lights out. Pitter-patter pitter-patter. Then quiet.

And then it started all over again, louder, along with scratching at the gates.

2:30 AM. We realize we’re not dealing with our sweet little Daisy anymore, but a doppleganger. It must be. Our Daisy wouldn’t do this. I half expected to see her head spinning around on her shoulders and green bile spewing from her mouth.

Back into the crate with a lecture. “Quiet! Naughty! No more! Go to sleep!”

No good. Whine, whine whine. Now Evil Puppy had a good thing going. Her whining got our attention and she was calling the shots. That had to stop.

So we let her whine. Which went on until 3:35 AM, when she finally gave up. Exhausted as I was, I was far too annoyed and awake to fall asleep right away. The last time I saw on the clock was 4:45, so when the alarm went off a couple hours later, I was one unhappy doggy-mama.

The same thing happened the next night, so we shut the bedroom doors. She.Carried.On.ALL.Night. No breaks. No sleep.

The following night, when it started again, we put the whole crate with Evil Puppy in it into the Naughty Room (the laundry room – it’s her time-out place) for 15 minutes. We prayed for a Naughty Room Exorcism, please take this evil beast from our sweet puppy and give us back our Daisy. 

We put the crate into the master bedroom in case it would help. Well, either that worked or Evil Puppy fled her body, because it’s been good since then.

Until last night. The whining was light and stopped after a few minutes, but it was enough to alarm us. We suspect her goal is to be let out of the crate so she can make her way onto the bed during the night. Allowing her to sleep on the bed with us is out of the question, so we could be in for a serious War of Wills.

That’s my least favorite war to fight, especially with the Willful Miss Daisy. ::sigh:: We’ll keep you updated. ~~yawn~~

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