Even with earplugs in I can still just about hear him, but I feel SO MUCH MORE HUMAN for having slept a full night in bed. I don't think he barked the whole night, and when I came down, he seemed excited but not hugely distressed. I would never let a sighthound bark on and on like that, but I can't imagine a sighthound randomly barking for hours without being severely distressed, whereas it almost seems like Ruggie's default state is either asleep or barking! ( I don't think anyone outside the house can hear him, it's doubleglazed and our neighbours are not right next to us. ) Also, I could probably carry a sighthound upstairs if I needed to. Though now I think of it, foster Bob didn't like being upstairs and we had a bed for him in the hall. He didn't bark all night though!
Ruggie's off to his new home on Monday, barring any last-minute glitches. New owners have a bungalow and their other golden retrievers sleep in the bedroom, so they are used to it!