Spock gave us (and himself) a scare this morning. Since I've been retired and he's a senior, he sleeps at foot of big bed with us and Eva on dog bed next to my side of bed.
Well exactly at 0222 (from back porch camera mic) Spock fell or lept off bed onto tile floor. Sound of his nails scurrying on tile woke us up. No barking or other noises. I went over to him and he was feet down on floor, but couldn't get up, as I think he was sound asleep when incident happened. Later, I checked my front door and patio cameras for loud sounds in neighborhood, but all was silent, except for sounds of his nails scurrying on the tile. Spock will sometimes leap out of bed, even in dead of night, when he hears the cats going at it (rare here) in our yard or a firework going off, then bark to awake everyone. (doin' his job)
I helped him up to his feet and his ears were back and he had a "deer in the headlights" scared look on his face. My first thought was that he's experiencing a seizure of some sort? I fed him a few pieces of kibble and he ate them. He then walked over to cling to his mommy (DW) for consolation. As I went to use our bathroom, I slipped on large pee puddle from Spock at foot of bed. He must have been so scared, he relieved himself after getting up. He only has done that before when a lightning bolt struck very close to house. (lightning plus thunder together)
I had him walk around house, with me and his legs appear normal, no apparent injuries, except to his pride. Maybe he was dreaming about jumping off our upstairs porch after a squirrel? He dreams a lot and kicks me with his legs while "running". Brought in the good Kirkland dog bed to bedroom for him to finish sleep on, maybe he'd be scared to sleep on bed again? Comforted him for a short while and he petted me back, as gently as he could with his humongous Dobe paws.
It was then I thought, oh boy, it's going to be very tough when this one finally departs us... Recently, I believed that Eva, with all her leg and health problems would be the first to go. Spock still has the health, energy and spirit he did as a 2 y/o puppy. I am just so thankful they both made it past 10 years old with us and any time from here on, is a bonus!
Oh yeah....10 minutes after we finally all went to sleep again, Mr. Spock jumps right back up on the bed and laid down his head on kiddie pillow to sleep. Dobes love their routine...
FYI: Yes, that's where the phrase: "Scared the pi$$ out of him!"