Dogs Sleeping In Our Beds?

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Dogs Sleeping In Our Beds?

Post by amode.. » Sun, 20 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Hi,

In addition to the wake-up smile, there are benefits to having my border
collie in bed with me.  He starts out in his own bed, because he's a bit
of a restless sleeper, but the deal is, that in the early morning when he
wakes up, 6:30ish, he gets to come up on the bed with me to sleep until 8 or
9 *Without Having To GO Out For a Walk*  The alternative is to walk him at
6:30 when He's up and around;.  If I let him sleep with me, he's happy to
sleep late.

Ann Marie and Sasha

 
 
 

Dogs Sleeping In Our Beds?

Post by Isabel Gord » Sun, 20 Aug 1995 04:00:00


ok...here is my routine. Go into my room, tell the BoxerKids OFF, get the
bed ready, tell the BoxerKids OFF,sit/stay and wait, Get into bed (while
all the while saying wait wait wait), get comfy on my tummy...covers
pulled up to my shoulders (still saying wait wait wait) THEN I say "OK!...
 ouch! wait! get off my head!...good Boxerkids..." Then in  the morning I
open my eyes and see two big brown eyes and a goofy smile TIMES THREE!
Thats my first smile of the day and I wouldnt trade it for the world. I
dont know how we survive the night...although I do wake up with stiff
achey fingers and the edge of my bed is sort of crumply...hmmm. Boxers
and many other dogs LOVE to sleep in bed with us.        

If you curled up on a cornflake, you would soon hear a #($CRUNCH$)# sound
when they plopped down next to you. The point is that you will never
sleep alone...Your children may grow up and leave the nest, your hubby
can run off and join the circus (as if a BoxerDad would need to!) But
still you will never sleep alone as long as you are a BoxerMom. With
Khali here now, I am considering a custom sized bed. She is still at the
crate sleeping stage since she is only here two weeks and only 6 mos old.
But I know that soon she
will be amongst the bed bandits. My first clue came the first time I went
to sit on the couch in the livingroom and there was "No In at the Room".
Oh well, thats what modular furniture was made for...                    

I especially like that boxerface on the edge of  the bed...those "oh poor
uncomfy me" eyes boring right  through closed eyelids? Yep...we have
those here too. I especially like the effect of the flews resting on the
bed. You can either invite them up on the bed or watch the wet  spot grow
on your nice clean bed. How's that for strategy: it works whether you are
a softy or just like to sleep on a dry bed (talk about ready for any
contingency!)            

ISABEL GORDON
Pub.Ed. Chair. York.Terrier Club NY
Humanestream Project Rescue/Public Ed.


 
 
 

Dogs Sleeping In Our Beds?

Post by R. D. Dav » Sun, 20 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>Thats my first smile of the day and I wouldnt trade it for the world. I
>dont know how we survive the night...although I do wake up with stiff
>achey fingers and the edge of my bed is sort of crumply...hmmm. Boxers
>and many other dogs LOVE to sleep in bed with us.        

Sometimes my Toy Fox Terrier sleeps on my bed, but, she tries to take
over the entire bed!  How a small dog can manage to take up more room
than I do is a good question, but she does. :-) Here's what happens.
Go to bed, have her curl up down in the corner down near my feet,
covered over with her blanket.  If I'm lucky, she won't crawl out from
under her blanket and wake me up (she'll take her front paw and punch
at me with it to wake me up) to cover her back up again. :-) Then,
eventually, she'll uncurl, stretch out and begin to push my legs
towards the side of the bed, almost onto the floor.  If I'm lucky,
she'll decide to just move up a bit, curl up against the back of my
legs, and proceed to shove me towards the floor without me ending up
on the floor... of course, the odds are that she'll wake me up again
to cover her over with her blanket.

When I wake up in the morning, she waits for me to stretch and yawn,
and then does the same.  I stretch, she stretches, I yawn and then she
yawns, etc. :-)  

--
R. D. Davis    * Eccentrice have more fun :-) *  

Home telephone: 1-410-744-7964         Unwanted computers disassembled and
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Dogs Sleeping In Our Beds?

Post by Susan Gilmo » Mon, 21 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi,

>In addition to the wake-up smile, there are benefits to having my border
>collie in bed with me.  He starts out in his own bed, because he's a bit
>of a restless sleeper, but the deal is, that in the early morning when he
>wakes up, 6:30ish, he gets to come up on the bed with me to sleep until 8 or
>9 *Without Having To GO Out For a Walk*  The alternative is to walk him at
>6:30 when He's up and around;.  If I let him sleep with me, he's happy to
>sleep late.

>Ann Marie and Sasha

Ann Marie - if my 7 year old Kuvasz *** gets in bed with us, there's no getting her out until after
12:00, sometimes as late as 2:00 pm (the other dogs go out at 6:00am).  She's always been a stoic
***, I guess it can also be said of her bladder and bowel control.  Honestly though, this gal will
NOT get out of bed until she is good and ready !!

Sue Gilmore and sleeping beauty.