Hard to get old habits out of the old head.
Wake up in a daze during the night ~as usual~ feel of Bob is still there , yes, i can feel his body against mine. We are OK, he is not up and he is not lost.
Back to deep sleep.
Crack of dawn Bijou decides he has to pee so he licks my face till I wake up.
Dazed I turn around the familiar "body" is replaced by a warm Maltese.
Somehow during my sleep I do not know the difference.
Perhaps that is a good thing as I then continue to have a good night's rest.