Do you let your dog(s) and/or cat(s) or other animals sleep on your bed with you?

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    Nov 23, 2013 7:26 PM GMT
    I have a dog and a cat....My dog (RAGS) is with me constantly and she always sleeps on my bed with me. My cat(ADAM) is way too independent and does only what he wants, when he wants...and never sleeps with me.
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    Nov 23, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    Well... the senior cat. He's smart enough to stay down on the bottom corner, out of kicking or rolling over range. Unless he thinks I'm awake, then he stretches out on my torso. Imagines himself a "top" I suppose.

    The dogs were never allowed on the bed (or the couch). But being sneaky little bitches, they started climbing up after I was asleep. If I got up to take a leak in the night, I'd hear the soft "plop" of little puppy paws hitting the floor. Then I'd start finding little "puddles" of dirt and hair on my bed. (Farm dogs). But the clingy one finally gave it away because she always insisted on sleeping with her head on the pillow. I'd roll over in the middle of the night and get a huge sloppy tongue kiss icon_eek.gif

    But the dogs have their own beds on the floor next to mine, and for the most part they stay on them. BTW, when they were younger, they always slept on their backs, with their paws in the air.
  • rnch

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    Nov 23, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    My ex did/still does.

    Disgusting!

    Dog hair and muddy paw prints ALL over his house, sofa, bed and vehicle.

    The jealous bitch did her best to insinuate her Shedding Self between us at ALL the wrong moments.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Nov 23, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    I have had three cats and all have slept with me at my feet. If I get another cat I hope it sleeps with me too!!!!
  • rnch

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    Nov 23, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    Gotta say that I AM a dog lover; I just don't want the animal jumping up on me non-stop and demanding constant attention, in my bed or on my sofa, shedding fur and leaving muddy paw prints there.

    My ex was not "big" on dog training and obedience lessons.
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    Nov 23, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    I slept with my horse in his stable when he was sick... Does that count!? Haha
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    Nov 23, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    Nope. Not a fan of animals in bed. (Well, I should clarify that... icon_wink.gif )
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 23, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    I never did.. and never thought I ever would.. until Buddy arrived in 2002. I have a queen bed and Buddy, Mia and Zach all sleep with me. It really does work, they behave and don't cause much trouble during the night.
  • dtx1

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    Nov 23, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    I don't let our dog sleep on my bed. However, she usually starts the night on my son's bed and then ends up on the floor at the foot of my bed. She's a standard poodle so shedding isn't an issue. I love dogs, but just don't want one on my bed.

    For what it's worth, a friend of mine who is a veterinarian says it's best to never let a dog sleep on the bed due to status issues that may, in some dogs, lead to behavior problems. Basically, he says you need to constantly reinforce who's 'boss' with the dog, including not letting the dog on the bed and always making the dog wait until you exit a door first because in the dog world, the leader always goes first.
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    I'll do anything for my girls, but I can't sleep with 3 big, playful dogs -- even on a king. They have their own room with a queen and a memory foam topper...Unless I want my face washed, I don't lie down on their bed either.
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    I don't have pets. But if I did, then I wouldn't let them sleep on my bed.

    I don't want to wake up to the smell of doggie breath..

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    I don't want to accidentally rollover and squish the little guy (or get clawed)..

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    And um yeah..

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  • The_Guruburu

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    My cat sleeps anywhere he wants, even on my bed. He knows he's supposed to sleep at the foot of my bed and usually dues, but sometimes he'll come up and sleep next to my head. And if I'm on the bed just relaxing and get up to grab something, I'll come back to find him all curled up in the very spot I was in like he'd been there all day.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI don't have pets. But if I did, then I wouldn't let them sleep on my bed.

    I don't want to wake up to the smell of doggie breath..

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    I don't want to accidentally rollover and squish the little guy (or get clawed)..

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    And um yeah..

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    Ha ha, I bought those same green vine bedsheets for the guest bed at my parents' house.
  • hebrewman

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    my boston has slept in my/our bed since bringing him home at 10 weeks of age. would not have it any other way. nothing more soothing than feeling his compact warm body next to me, under the blanket. the rhythm of his breathing and an occasional 'doggie nightmare' twitching. his smell is also very soothing to me. when he was sick a few years ago, he was on 'his chair' and i was right beside him all night long, watching over him. i love waking up to a wet nose against my skin. some love it, some hate it. i love it.
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    Growing up we always had a dog and they would sleep on our beds in our house with us all the time. It was cozy!
  • hebrewman

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    mattiess93 saidI slept with my horse in his stable when he was sick... Does that count!? Haha


    not odd at all buddy. you cared for him and your presence probably made him feel safe and sped up his recovery. i assume he recovered. and yes, that does count.
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    My Chow is invited to come up on our bed sometimes, but he always, always jumps down the second he thinks I've fallen asleep. He prefers his bed on the floor underneath one of the windows. He seems to feel that he doesn't belong up on our bed, even though he's been invited. Chows are kind of funny & independent.
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    Sometimes yes.Our little Roxie loves to snuggle with her 2 daddies but it can make our full size bed a little cramped so she mostly sleeps in her playpen.icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    I accepted years ago that my pets love to sleep with me.
    One used to always want me to lift one foot up to my knee, in a triangle, so he could circle 3 times and then curl up in my crotch...
  • DCEric

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    Hatteras only climbs into bed in the early morning, if it is cold. Otherwise, he insists on sleeping in the crate.
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    HEBREWMAN said
    mattiess93 saidI slept with my horse in his stable when he was sick... Does that count!? Haha


    not odd at all buddy. you cared for him and your presence probably made him feel safe and sped up his recovery. i assume he recovered. and yes, that does count.



    Yes he recovered luckily!!! Thanks man!
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    Nov 23, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    Have two cats and a dog. The cats I don't mind so much as long as I can move around in bed. The dog tends to like to lick upholstery and sheets, plus she walks outside on the dirt so I prefer she sleep on the floor. Is that wrong. icon_razz.gif
  • conservativej...

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    None of my dogs sleep with me, though they are each capable of coming up on the bed if they need attention, as in time to pottie. Each dog has their own bed. Generally they roam from bedroom to bedroom throughout the night in an attempt to find who is awake for a "pet-pet."
  • rnch

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    Nov 23, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    novo saidNope. Not a fan of animals in bed. (Well, I should clarify that... icon_wink.gif )






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    Nov 23, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    when my 14yr old cat *isn't* sleeping around me, he needs to be seen by the vet.