I am not a morning person.
This morning, however, I sleepily stumbled my way into the kitchen to let the dogs outside and found the reason why Jip was not interested in barking this morning. He got into the cupboard and had been licking the contents out of a bag of brown sugar. When I found him he was sitting in his bed, the soggy bag of sugar across the kitchen, looking at me with big innocent eyes. He was practically saying, "I don't know who took the sugar out of the cabinet and somehow rolled the sides of the bag down and licked it all. It most certainly could not have been me."
So now he is going to be all hopped-up on sugar all day. Just what a dog with an already excessive amount of energy needs.