Every time I bring a dog home from the shelter their paperwork says “sleeps outside” or “sleeps in a crate” or “sleeps on the floor.” I don’t know what happens when they walk through my door, but at bedtime every dog has ended up jumping right into my bed! I don’t mind sharing, but we have a real situation here…I don’t have a spot in the bed! I bought the bed. I own the bed. I clean the bed. I feel I should get to sleep in the bed! Oh wait…I own 3 dogs…
For the first 3 to 4 months I slept on my side of the bed and I usually had to move someone over, but there was always room. Bailey even slept on the couch 4 to 5 nights so I only had to rearrange the boys. Over the course of the past few weeks I have lost my spot! It all started when Rufus was sick. He started laying across the top of the bed. He did not feel well and I didn’t want to move him so I slept across the top of the bed as well. Biggest mistake ever!
Apparently when I gave up my spot, I gave it up forever! In the past 3 weeks I have slept across the top of bed, at the opposite end of the bed, in the middle of the bed and on the couch. Most nights I don’t even get to be under the covers. I have to bring my own blanket! A few nights ago I managed to make it to the bed first. I was so excited to be comfy. Somehow within an hour I was pushed to the edge of the bed and had to end up putting my feet where my head should go.
Some nights I do give up and just sleep on the couch. Guess what? Rufus doesn’t like to sleep alone so I usually wake up thinking that I am being smothered, but it is just Rufus on my chest! A king-sized bed won’t fit in the bedroom so I guess it is back to the drawing board!
A word to those thinking of getting a dog…make sure you have a big bed!
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