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Saturday, February 13, 2010

We figured it out!

Atleast we're pretty sure we know why our dog has been acting so kooky.

And it has nothing to do with the fact that John recently dressed her up in a t-shirt during the massive purge of his dresser.  Althought I don't think she liked it too much.

And while I'm on the subject, here are (about half of) John's clothes, all in piles on the bed.

And the throw away pile!

It's even more clothes than it looks like in the picture.

But I digress.

Back to Zoe!

We noticed one night that both times she (very annoyingly) woke us up, the furnace was running.  We have oil heat and radiators.  We went through one winter with major issues: loud clanging and banging every time the heat was on.  It would wake us out of a dead sleep.  My Dad took the furnace apart, and somehow fixed it.  So now it's just normal.  You hear the furnace kick on, and the radiators hiss a little...but that's it.  It never bothered Zoe before.

Apparently, now it does.

She paces, and I mean constant

If we're up and about when the furnace comes on?  Nothing.  She doesn't even lift her head off the floor.  So why the heck is it such a big deal at night?  She knows we're here, we just happen to be sleeping!

We're pretty sure this is the cause of the refrigerator jumping as well.  If we're only going to be gone for a little while, we turn the heat up, or turn the kerosene heater on for awhile before we go.  That way the furnace won't kick on while we're gone.  If we're going to be gone all day, there's nothing we can do, the heat's gonna come on.

I don't know why our dog has become so neurotic all of a sudden.

I'm glad to have found out why she's acting strange...but I'd really like to understand why she's responding in this way!  I told John maybe our radiators are emitting carbon monoxide and she's trying to wake us to save our lives.

Nice thought.
pacing, if we're in bed when the furnace comes on.  She goes from one side of the bed to the other, whining and trying to wake us up.  We try to ignore her.

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