Good Morning All! Monday morning. The sun is rising as the night sky disappears. The air was cool but not cold as we just returned from a trip to the backyard. Me with only three quarter length sleeves.

Last night the moon was bright and fun. The stars shining brightly in the night sky.

We made another attempt at sleeping upstairs in our bed after much thought and action. I had thought and even took the mattress and boxsprings off the bed frame thinking if it were removed that the distance to the area rug under the bed would not be a far jump should Alvin not wait for me to lift him down. At one point I had the mattress leaning against the wall with the windows and the boxspring precariously leaning against the dresser. I then realized having the boxspring on the floor wouldn’t work due to the large metal rod on the bottom and only coveted by a light material. Even with something on the floor to protect it, just not going to work. I brought up Alvin’s round bed from the main floor and then hunted for the air mattress in the basement and garage. I opened every container but no air mattress. Finally in the garage I realized that maybe I could use the cushions from the patio furniture. So I did. I carried Alvin upstairs to try things out. He just walked the bed and rolled at one point. I thought that I would try leaving the room peeking in but he saw me. I tried again and he walked to the edge and looked over the edge before jumping off using the bench. He seldom used it for coming off the bed. So I figured we would try sleeping in our bed for the first time in several weeks. I was over the moon excited. Then I carried him back downstairs. When it came time for bed, I made sure that I had gone up first and prepared. I will say he settled pretty fast. It was great reading at bedtime for the first time since beginning of July. I started a new book to celebrate. A few hours later someone woke up and I was able to coax him to lay back down with this happening another time before I collected him and carried him downstairs and outside we went at about 2:00 am. Then back into the house after he did his business and after wiping paws and turning out lights back upstairs to bed. Managed to keep him in bed till 5:34 am. Then up for his breakfast and outside. It was glorious sleeping in my bed after so long. It will take him getting used to another routine but it is going in the right direction.

I hope you have a great Monday.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, understanding, love and gratitude and laughter.

Always Carol&Alvin

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