Ben is not a morning dog.
I woke up around 5:30. After a great deal of coaxing, I managed to get Ben out of bed. He walked outside and immediately collapsed on the patio.
I tried reasoning with Ben. I told him, if he would get up and use the bathroom then he could go back inside and sleep on the bed. A bed is a lot more comfortable than a patio. Ben ignored me and rolled over onto his side.
That obviously wasn’t working. I then walked over to Ben and started to push him a bit. He groaned loudly, but did mange to get on his feet. He walked five feet into the grass, took care of his business, and then went back inside the house.
Ben is sleeping on the couch now. The poor dog, he just wasn’t ready for it to be morning.