Night Terror

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to
Fandango’s Story Starter
“I woke from a sound sleep up with a start, turned on my nightstand light, and…”

It was late, hours past midnight. I woke from a sound sleep up with a start, turned on my nightstand light, and couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t catch my breath. His weight on my chest prevented inhalation. I tried pushing him off but he was strong, so very strong. I tried not to panic when his tongue swiped up my neck to my face and he started nibbling on my lip.

“Get off,” I huffed out. This seemed to inspire not deter him. Again another saliva filled lick and nip at my face, his drool ran down my reddening cheeks.

He moved slightly, I took a big breath and heaved. He rolled slightly to the side. I took the opening and ticked his stomach to keep his attention off of me. It worked! The big beast was insanely ticklish.

After a moment he rolled over, lifting his head, a gigantic grin on his face.

“You big lug, I was trying to sleep,” I admonished my two-hundred twenty-five pound English Mastiff, Thor. We curled up, spooning like an old married couple, and slept.

Koda (my Pomsky) and Tala (my Wolfdog) – THOR is fictional but I’d love to have one!


  1. Fandango says:

    When our cat was alive, all 11 pounds of him would cuddle up between me and my wife. Now we have a 70 pound dog and our bed is off limits to her.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Our lab used to do that 🙄

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  3. Sadje says:

    Ouch! He is too heavy to be on top of you 😛

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    1. Thor is fictional. LOL My own pup is 120 or so lbs and the little one is 30lbs! 😉

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      1. Sadje says:

        Aww, cute.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    What a gorgeous lump Ami 💜💜💜
    Don’t tell Ruby she’s not even allowed up stairs!

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    1. Thank you Willow! This one is a work of part fiction. My pup is a 125 lb Wolfdog and the other a 30 lb Pomsky. LOL They do sleep with me but I took artistic license in embellishing the story to match the prompt. 😇


      1. willowdot21 says:

        Still absolutely adorable 😍

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  5. One reason Maya will not be allowed on the bed like Maggie was! Great stuff Ami.

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    1. Thank you Di. Thor is a fiction pup but my Tala and Koda both sleep with me. 😊

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      1. Maggie always did, especially in the caravan and on the boat as there was really nowhere else for her. It was never a problem, and when we moved here, Hubby ended up sleeping in the spare room rather than disturb me because he had so many issues going on. Maya is simply too big to share, but she’s found her own spot in the hall and quite content to sleep there.

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