Ace has not gone outside since 9 am. He doesn't like to go out in the rain. No, that is not true...he will not go outide when it even sprinkles. Hmm....he must have a huge bladder. But then, tonight, for the first time ever he jumped up on the bed between us because it thundered. We were in that wonderful first deep sleep when PLOP here's Ace shaking like a leaf. husband stroked him, spoke softly as always, and told him to get down. NOT! It took at least five full minutes and more than a pep talk before the bed was ours again. Ace was shaking and pacing. husband patted him and thought he was calmed. I moved his blankets so he would be near husband. Back to sleep we went and THUMP....guess who was back. Yep Ace was back in the bed and determined he wasn't getting down. Once again with a little sternness husband tells him to get down. Very, very, very reluctantly Ace got down. Then what happened you might ask? Soft thunder! Yikes. Ace and I are now in the computer room with the curtains drawn (MBR has sheers) and the soft illumination of the easy child has allowed him to go to sleep. If we had a bed in here I would be snoring away...but we don't. I know when I move the dog is going to follow me to the room and then with the next noise it will start again. I'm too old for all nighters on a work night. Actually, any night, sigh! on the other hand, I am not going to share my bed with this big scratching, licking, snoring boxer. No way!DDD PS: I have no idea what "awale" means. I'm assuming it is a synonym for "awake". I don't know how to edit the title line. All I know is I'm sleepy!