For some reason, this makes me laugh....here's the story.
So, the dogs sleep on their dog beds in the back of our closet. First, the jump on the bed and sleep a bit while we read/get settled in and then they hear the dreaded words.."Go to Bed". So they reluctantly hop down and go to the closet. We used to put a basket in front of the closet door so they won't come back out but we haven't had to do that in awhile. They just stay sleeping in there until they hear us in the morning.
Lately, I have been hearing these little "tack-tacks" on the bathroom floor coming back into the bedroom. These are very hesitant dog steps...and I can always tell it is Abbie. She comes into the bedroom and either John or I will hear here and say, "Abbie, Go back to bed". She will pause and then I hear the "tack-tacks" headed back to the closet.
I can just hear her muttering...crap, they heard me.