Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bed Bounce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bed Bounce, as with other activities in our house that we seem to have no control over, originitated with Hershey..."The Queen". It started years ago with just the 2 girls, on Saturdays, when we had a chance to sleep in late. The morning would creep in, and one of us would yawn, or stretch, and Bed Bounce was on!

Bed Bounce consists of the dogs, one at a time (sometimes together) jumping up onto the bed (usually onto the human inhabitants of the bed). Then, pushing off of said human lumps to leap off the other end. This is followed by a pause to see if we are ready to get up and serve breakfast.

Bed Bounce was not embraced by Boo. His preferred method of protest of delayed payment of breakfast is to curl up as close to the mother figure as possible and breath sighs into the ear. But, once Bed Bounce gets into full swing, Boo finds himself on the wrong end of the bouncing, thus joins in with the other two.

Hemi, on the other hand, has taken Bed Bounce to a whole new level! He doesn't just perform the bounce, but his burrows his head into the crook of the male human's neck and proceeds to lick and nudge. All the while the other three are leaping on and off of the bed.

The rules of surviving bed bounce are few but simple:

1.) The fetal position is the safest position- this prevents internal injury when a 40-50 lb poodle lands on the soft spot (full force) of the human gut.

2.) Stay as quiet as possible- if you acknowledge bed bounce, game over, you lose.

3.) Protect long hair- any long hair trailing on the pillow will be stepped on by poodle feet.

4.) Bury your face in the covers- this protects the face from being drowned by one or more of the poodles.

It's best to end bed bounce as early as possible, or better yet, prevent bed bounce by rising early on Saturdays.


Theodorable said...

OK, love the picture of Hershey- it looks like she is saying, "Talk to the paw!"
I'm just glad that Teddy has not figured out that he could jump on my bed if he really tried.

Poodlebugs said...

Actually, "talk to they paw" is a little undignified for a Queen, but yeah, that's about what she's saying! :)

Pam said...

I don't think I'd like Bed Bounce. When Lucky is ready for me to get up and feed him, he stands on me and gets in my face and then barks.
I can't believe Teddy doesn't know he can jump on the bed. You might want to consider quitting agility or he might figure that out. One night at my parents, Sapphire jumped on my mom's bed, ate a bowl of her salty snacks and then drank a lot of water and made me take her out every hour all night. My mom proceeded to blame me for teaching Sapphire how to jump :(