Getting everyone to bed is quite a long drawn out prodution here. 10 minutes before bed, I let open the gate to the backyard and most run out to run around and do their busness. I then have to get Gonzo (buried in a blanket) and shoo him outside because he hates the cold. Next I have to shoo out Lexxi. Then pick up Tico and walk him outside and place him by the gate so he can go and not get lost. (He's mostly blind and sometimes can't find his way back when it's really dark) After they are through, I pick up Pepper and Smoke, otherwise they will spend an hour running around the house exploring, chasing a cat or two, or marking something (rarely) I put them in the top crate because Pepper can get through the baby gate in my bedroom and Smoke will bother the cats if I am not in the room. And put Twiggy in her crate as she can get through the baby gate, too. Then I go back to get any stragglers, usually Lexxi eating the dog food in the kitchen even thought it is the same food she has in the dog room, I guess it tastes better since it's in an other room, and Tico and carry him into the room because he gets lost sometimes trying to find my bedroom. The two girls, Lexxi and Xena, can jump up on the bed, but I have to pick up all the rest. Last thing is to take Pepper and Smoke out of the crate. Pepper is the most restless sleeper I have even seen. Even as a baby, he was constantly changing postions and moving around. Once I am in bed, his favorite thing to do is pace up and down on top of my side from my shoulders to my feet.