Monday, January 30, 2017

Sharing a Bed with Pets

Abby Lab will NOT get up on our bed to sleep.  Barkley only would when my husband was on the road, and then would leave to go guard the front door as soon as I started drifting off.

Abby might jump up and snoot us if breakfast is late, but even if invited she won't lay down.

So how many of you share your bed with pets and what are some of your more hilarious moments?

25 comments:

  1. I share the big bed with the peeps. I even have my own down pillow just like mom's. I sleep above her head and her feet hang off the bed. I hope the boogie man doesn't reach up and grab her feet.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  2. I used to get up for work at 5 am. At the time I had a sweet Border Collie, terrier mix. She got me up at the usual time and I staggered to the backdoor to let her out, I am holding the door open and finally notice she's not there! She wanted my warm spot in bed.
    She never layed down gently, she was more of a plopper. During the night she must have decided she was cold because I awoke when she dropped onto me and totally knocked the wind out and I couldn't catch my breath!
    She was my heart dog and I miss her still.

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  3. I always liked this Rhymes With Orange strip. It sums up the struggle of trying to share the bed with multiple pets.

    http://rhymeswithorange.com/comics/april-11-2010/

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  4. WE share OUR BIG BED with our PEEPS... THEY can't Sleep withOUT us. How COULD they???? The BESTEST pawt of bed sleeping is when THEY get UP and WE get to stay IN BED and sleep LONGER... We love THAT.

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  5. Well, we aren't allowed on the human beds. One, we leave too much fur behind, but the main reason is because Dad has had a lot of surgeries on his eyes over the years and the nerves around his eyes are super sensitive. If by chance we bumped him in the face, he could have a lot of pain. So we are kept on the first floor. But one time years ago, when Dad was away on a business trip, Mom let Dakota and Phantom come up with her. They both settled nicely on the bed - BUT it didn't last long. Mom woke up about a half hour later and they were both gone. She went to see where they were and both of them had gone back to sleep in their crates downstairs:) Creatures of habit, we guess.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  6. We share the bed with our parents. There is nothing better. We are small so we snuggle right in with them. There is nothing like a cold night in a warm bed sleeping like a pack

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  7. I love both my dogs, but sleeping in my bed? Uh-huh! Labs shed a lot and I'd be changing my sheets everyday!

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  8. It's not that I'm not allowed on furniture, but I don't sleep with my mom because 1. she sleeps on the top bunk of a bunk bed and 2. even if she didn't, I'd chase the cats and lift my leg on things, and possibly try to run downstairs which could hurt my back. I sleep in a cozy crate.

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  9. Only Nola sleeps in bed (under the covers, of course). The other dogs are crated, and the cats aren't allowed on the bed unless invited. The Queen needs a spot to survey her subjects!

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  10. If we make him, Phod will get up for some snuggles (although he acts like we are going to beat him) but he doesn't sleep with us. In the cold months Hailey does. She takes up a huge portion of the bed, is not easily moved (she is a little rock). We end up trying to sleep around her.

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  11. Momma and I sleep JUST like the "expectations" picture. I curl up right next to her, rest my head on her chest or shoulder, and we snooze until morning. Neither of us toss and turn and move a lot, so we stay all cuddled up.

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  12. Once SHE rolled over and felt the VERY COLD tummy, and thought SHE was in bed with a dead dog. Talk about leaping out of bed!

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  13. Me and Stanley have slept with our pawrents every night since we were about 4 months old (maybe younger). Mom says we hog the bed too much but we are only taking our fair share.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. Astro will not come up on the bed no matter how much we try.
    He sleeps on a extra large pillow with blankets at the side
    of our bed with all his toys.
    I have RLS so maybe that's good thing Astro is not in our bed.

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  15. we sleep with mom & Dad. Bailey sleeps on a pillow above mom's head. Hazel likes to sleep on dads pillow with him or down by mom's feet. I sleep right in the middle under the covers snuggled up to mom
    hugs
    Mabel

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  16. Our fur balls joins us in the morning.
    Coffee is on

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  17. I've so loved hearing your comments about how you snuggle. Idaho Pug Ranch made me smile SO much. Abby Lab must have been banned from the bed in her previous home. Like Phod - she'll come up but it's as if as if she expected to be punished and she will leave as soon as she can. But she has full access to the couches in the home.

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  18. I've so loved hearing your comments about how you snuggle. Idaho Pug Ranch made me smile SO much. Abby Lab must have been banned from the bed in her previous home. Like Phod - she'll come up but it's as if as if she expected to be punished and she will leave as soon as she can. But she has full access to the couches in the home.

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  19. we once bought a heated waterbed as our huskies became older... we thought it is more comfy for them... but we were wrong... they disliked it completely and they started to sleep on their dog beds :o)

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  20. I share my bed with Crash. We have a ritual. When I lay on my left side, she meows in my face and I lift the blanket so she can crawl under. She usually stays there all night, unless I'm restless and roll over and slap her too many times, then she gets up and stomps away. Burn stays in the living room and is my night watchcat.

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  21. WEll I sleep with my parents in the big bed, Mom and I always go to bed early and have our special time together, while i sleep and she reads, then dad comes to bed, sometimes i sleep on the pillows, sometimes mom holds me like a baby and sometimes i sleep at the foot of the bed cos i get hot. Now mags and gussie sleep in the big bathroom cos they will not follow the bedtime rules. stella rose

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  22. There is nothing better than sharing beds with the parents. So much fun!!!
    Jessi

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  23. The lower level of the cellar stays close to earth temperature and has never frozen, even when the temperature sank 20 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit). Some outdoor cats who get accustomed to 40 degrees Fahrenheit definitely say that even 50 degrees is stifling and they don't want to stay indoors long.

    While the three foster-sisters were working as a team, Ivy was "poor-little-orphan-Ivy" who wanted to come in and cuddle. Heather was the big tough hunter who wanted to stay out just in case Ivy flushed a mouse or something, and Irene was fluffy and lazy (part Manx) and would just find a place out of the wind and curl up in it.

    After we lost Ivy Heather seemed to feel that it had become her job to make sure I was adequately cat-scented, but only after we lost Irene, too, has Heather become a real cuddlebunny who will spend whole afternoons on my lap if she gets a chance. She says Tickle (who is still a late adolescent kitten) doesn't spend enough time snoozing and grooming, and has started moistening my fingers and shoving the appropriate patch of fur against me to get those enzymes where they'll do some good...Normal cats groom the parts they can't lick with their own moistened paws. Social cats want someone else to do that for them.

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  24. Joey dog was allowed to sleep in Dad and ghostwriter's bed so I would leave him alone at night when I was a pup. But he kind of wore out his welcome by twitching, itching and farting!

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  25. I have too many stories to tell them all. Back in the 90's when I was single (again)every night at bedtime my 1st schnauzer, Freda, would get on my pillow and wait for me to lift the covers. Next she went under them clear to the foot of the bed. I had to say, "Freda, get your head out," at which point she would turn around and come to the top and lay her head on my pillow, where I would spoon her all night. My 30 pound benji dog would be waiting for the ritual to end, then sleep all night with his back against mine. This was every single night. I was the bologna in the middle.

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