Well as you can see in the photo I now sport a set of pyjamas for bedtime. Now I know you might well be asking why a roughy toughy collie like me needs a pair of Pyjamas. Of course the other question is does Smudge have a pair too. Well the easy answer to the second question is no Smudge doesn’t. To answer the first question is a bit more difficult but here goes.
Basically I have been feeling a bit unsettled and anxious for quite some months, especially at night and when master and mistress go out. Master thinks I am just being stupid (as does Smudge) but mistress has looked up my problem and thinks I have ‘separation anxiety’ which of course is nonsense I just like being with them and don’t like been left behind. Anyhow it all came to a head the other week when I got very very worried and tried to get to master and mistress. In retrospect this wasn’t a good idea as it meant I had to get through a wooden door. Well I knew master wouldn’t be too pleased but I didn’t think too much about it at the time. When master came down of course he was furious and mistress was concerned that I might have hurt myself. After this incident I was put to bed at night in our cage which I wasn’t happy about and neither was mistress. So that soon came to an end (thank goodness).
The next ‘solution’ was a real result. We were allowed to roam around the entire house which meant I could sleep outside master and mistresses bedroom door. This was better but I still felt a bit unsettled.
Our favourite cleaner (she has 4 dogs) came up with a suggestion that she uses on one of her dogs. A dog Jacket. Now this didn’t sound much fun. Why would I need a jacket. I am not a poodle or some other soppy dog. I am a collie and not use to wearing soppy clothes. Anyhow master couldn’t be stopped and bought one of the things. As it turns out I rather like it. Its rather smart and does make me a lot less anxious. So every evening I have my jacket (mistress calls them my pyjamas) fitted before we go to bed and I do sleep a lot better . The only problem, I am now getting threatened by master to have the cost of my jacket taken out of my food allowance and I have a feeling it wasn’t cheap.
So that is the story of my new pyjamas. Smudge doesn’t need a pair as he is too laid back anyway. If he was more laid back we would never realise he was around.