Puppy Anecdotes make Everything Better.
In this time, Cinder has picked up a habit. Whenever I go to bed to take a nap or to sleep for the night, he wants to play but eventually realizes that I intend to sleep. After he's decided that I'm going to sleep, he walks out of the bedroom. A few seconds later he starts intermittent barking.
I'm not sure, but I think he's going around to everything that makes noise in the house -- the refrigerator, the cable TV box, and Jack (who by now is doing nothing noisier than breathing) -- and Cinder is telling them all, "Be quiet! Daddy's sleeping!"
Once he's done, he lays at the foot of my bed and noisily chews on a toy until I'm asleep.
Jack thinks Cinder is crazy, which he may well be since he takes after his owner.