Tikva has her evening meal anywhere between 8 - 8.30pm. She then goes out to check her pee mail and deposit her own offerings, comes in and zonks in the igloo she has made on the couch. And usually she will go out for a bark at a something invisible, have another check in case there is any new pee mail, and do whatever she wants or needs. Then it is in, re-make her igloo, and zonk again. Until it really is bedtime for her although not for me - and every evening I have to wake her and tell her to go out for a final pee - which she does - then unclip her tether and get her little bikki on the way into the bedroom, where she is waiting on my bed. And we have our night performance of twirlies until I open her crate and in she hope, waiting for her bikki. Close the crate, switch the light off, and silence from Tikki until the morning. So why do I feel guilty about waking her up to go to bed each evening? Not that she objects, but then I suppose it is routine for her. Strange little Tikki!