Eventually the damn thing knuckles under. This technique is not great for getting things done the next day, but at least I do actually get a really surprising amount of stuff *done*. I do wish my brain would be more cooperative. Sometimes it seems like the thing belongs to someone else entirely. *kicks brain*
So far I have resisted the temptation of fostering the coonhound. He looks very cute in his photos, but I think my hounds are quite enjoying being a twosome for a bit.