> I snuck clandestinely out of the room at 3 am as I had done so many times before, > taking care not to wake my wife. The trick was in convincing the dogs...
I improved that process by sleeping on the couch, so that my alarm doesn't wake up the Mrs.
Then I go into my home office room, closing the door, and getting dressed quietly so the dog doesn't pick up the scent. Sometimes he wakes up anyway, and I bribe him with a rawhide that delays the prisoner escape alarm by 15 mins.