Here's the situation: doggie has a terminal illness can't make it through the night without going outside multiple times (usually 4 or 5 times). I've been sleeping on the floor with her by the back door for awhile, but I never get as much as 2 hrs of contiguous sleep. Grand total is much better (probably closer to 5).
The weather has been improving, so I have some options:
1) continue current arrangement
2) sleep with door open so she can go in and out at will
3) both of us sleep outside
My wife favors 2), but there is an outside chance that could result in a skunk, raccoon, or weirdo getting in the house and leaving it totally open doesn't quite sound smart. 3) will probably cause neighbors to figure I'm in the doghouse. Plus, I'll get the blankets covered with dew and the birds will probably сrap on them when I'm drying them out.
What should I do? I'm not sure how long this arrangement will last, but a few months seems pretty likely.