To just give up, sleep on the floor and let the dog have the bed

(54 Posts)
MmeLindor Mon 07-Jan-13 23:42:50

She manages to plant herself right in the middle of the bed, no matter how often I move her.

Sometimes I wake with 2 kids and a dog taking up all the space while I cling to the side of the mattress, my arse a block of ice.

ShiftyFades Mon 07-Jan-13 23:45:59

Sleep on the sofa, it is only right.

My dog used to do the same and I'd find myself in some very strange positions in the morning grin

MmeLindor Mon 07-Jan-13 23:55:05

Yes, I have to do a convoluted manoeuvre to get out of bed cause she lies between my legs.

WorraLiberty Mon 07-Jan-13 23:56:40

My dog does this

He soon learnt that he's not welcome on my side of the bed and that DH is a pushover who will gladly sleep curled up in a ball so that the dog can 'starfish' on his side.

But when DH is on night shift, the dog thinks his rightful fucking place is by my side on DH's pillow hmm

Less snoring but worse breath grin

MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 00:07:47

Ha. DH works in Munich at the moment so his side of the bed is free. God only knows why she doesn't sleep there. Maybe I should shift to his side.

Bet be follows me, the wee sook.

TraineeBabyCatcher Tue 08-Jan-13 00:37:19

Wow you lot are so much nicer than me.

Dog bedtime = basket in utility room.
It's bad enough sharing a bed with a person!

MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 00:40:40

I am a wimp. When we got her she was just a tiny bundle of fur. She slept on the floor at first.

She's not long had a really short haircut and shivers - I think she likes being snuggled up with me at the moment.

ZooAnimals Tue 08-Jan-13 00:41:49

Our dog sleeps on the bottom (spare) bunk in DS's room hmm

WorraLiberty Tue 08-Jan-13 00:42:14

The peril of an open plan house I'm afraid!

If we locked him out of the bedroom, he'd scratch at the kid's doors all night and keep them awake.

If we locked him in our tiny kitchen, he'd cause his paws to bleed by scratching the door all night.

Plus my DH is as soft as shit when it comes to animals and would sit up all night worrying whether the dog was warm and comfy grin

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 08-Jan-13 00:44:52

I feel your pain.

I was determined when we got our puppy in July that she would not be sleeping on the bed. This worked really well until my only moderately keen DP got totally suckered in by those big brown eyes and started putting her on the bed once I was asleep. I had trained her! She was happy to sleep next to the bed in hers! Could have killed him.

Obviously all was lost once she learnt to jump up herself. Now she thinks her rightful place is any position inbetween me and DP. She is obsessed with him. <sigh>

SpottyBagOfTumble Tue 08-Jan-13 00:47:48

Aww! I used to love my dog sleeping on my bed! He was little though. I want another dog now!

MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 00:48:51

When we got her, Alis, my DH was adamant.

She is not sleeping upstairs.

Ok. Upstairs. But not in the bedroom.

Ok. In the bedroom. But not on the bed.

When he is here, she cuddles up to him, spoons fashion. And she gets longer backrubs than I do.


Alisvolatpropiis Tue 08-Jan-13 00:58:55

Mme men are such suckers! Glad it's not just mine who went from "yeah she's sweet" to "OMG I LOVE HER". grin

MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 01:01:16

Mine went from 'hmm. Not sure about getting a dog but if you want her the you'll be taking care of her' to 'where's daddy's little girlie?'

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 08-Jan-13 01:08:27

YES! Exactly that! Took me 2 years of begging,whining and wheedling before he agreed. Two weeks later we'd rehomed puppy. It's all "daddy's little girl" now!

She's absolutely lovely though,couldn't ask for a sweeter natured puppy. She's a jack Russell but rarely barks,is really laid back. Handy as he'd never owned a dog before. I think a live wire would have been a shock to the system for him!

I just wish she didn't feel the need to sleep inbetween us!

HouseOfBears Tue 08-Jan-13 06:06:01

I had the exact same problem, except mine's a Labrador! He refused to sleep on any kind of dog bed, eventually we got him a big squashy duvet of his own for the floor which he actually sleeps on for most of the night until bloody DH encourages him up for cuddles at 5am

schnauzerfan Tue 08-Jan-13 07:25:12

Mine is working his way upstairs but he's not allowed but OH isn't protesting too much. I reckon he'll be on the bed in a matter of weeks grin

littlewhitebag Tue 08-Jan-13 07:30:11

My dog sleeps in the kitchen so no bed sharing issues but my DH has also gone from 'you want a dog you look after it' to coming home from work saying 'hello gorgeous' - and he is not talking to me!

DIddled Tue 08-Jan-13 07:32:17

Ha ha , we have done beds in the bedroom to then shutting them downstairs at night but allowing them half an hours bed cuddle time- fatal mistake as I am now awoken at five thirty each morning. I am off ill at the moment and have one snuggled either side snoring away as I type!

Pickles77 Tue 08-Jan-13 08:04:10

My dog sleeps in bed with me but insists on under the duvet head on pillow.
This was a big disaster with the ex as pickles dog broke the door upon being locked out whilst we had sex (v protective of me) and if he stayed in the room practiced doing the deed with the exes pillow grin
Talk about ruined sex life no wonder I only had sex twice last year and can remember the dates Picklesdog was at the vets both times!

biff23 Tue 08-Jan-13 08:07:42

My girl is nearly 2 and we've only just, past couple of nights, banished her from our bed. We've made her a cosy bed of a quilt and pillow (with our smells on, by laying her pillowcase in our bed on first morning). First night was a pain with her woofing to get up every hour or so but since then it's not been bad. It means she doesn't expect to be allowed on the sofa either - I think you need to do all or nothing or they get confused.

Midlifecrisisarefun Tue 08-Jan-13 08:33:52

Ours has a basket with duvet in the kitchen. We have recently evicted the cat from our room at night because he was waking me up too! animals are worse than kids

TameGaloot Tue 08-Jan-13 08:40:42

It's because she's a little one she just about gets away with it. If she were a Great Dane or a Bernese mountain dog there is no way you would allow it.
I conclude you secretly love it or you would do something about it grin

Adversecamber Tue 08-Jan-13 09:48:52

Is your dog Teddy Pom Pom? That was my favourite episode of that intellectual feast of a tv prog It's me or the dog.

It ruled the bedroom.

I share my double bed with a Lab and a rottie grin there is nothing better than waking up with a 50kg rottie using your head as a pillow hmm. At the moment it's just me as my dp has moved in with his mum and dad whole different thread so there is plenty of room. I love waking up with puppy hugs -- I really am that sad--

VinegarTits Tue 08-Jan-13 09:54:54

my dog has his own double bed so i dont have this problem, my issue is having to fight him for the remote control when i want to watch eastenders though

ifancyashandy Tue 08-Jan-13 09:59:35

Tsk! You're all naughty!! Crated dogs in this family <<awaits flaming grin>>

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 08-Jan-13 10:00:53

Our little Border likes the company upstairs at night. We have to leave the bedroom doors ajar as she wanders around deciding where to sleep - otherwise, obviously, she wakes us up scratching.

She has a bed in DS2's room but always bashes our door open at some point, hoping to find a comfy cushion left on the floor.

Sweetly, when I was bed-ridden and pretty much out of it recently after an op, she jumped on the bed with me for the first couple of mornings. Only just occured to me she hasn't done it since as she knows it's naughty.

Pickles, that made me laugh! grin

EuroShagmore Tue 08-Jan-13 10:44:47

Is it just me that thinks pets in the bedrooms is a bit icky then? All that fur and slobber. Eugh.

Pickles77 Tue 08-Jan-13 11:13:32

Seriously, he ruined my sex life.

Now I'm on my own I'm sure he thinks he's my DP, he snores, farts, does no housework, moans, leaves his toys everywhere wink, is rubbish at DIY and loves lie ins. Why would I ever need a man again? dreading meeting anyone else, he will want shared custody of the bed

SarahStratton Tue 08-Jan-13 13:09:05

LittleDog sleeps in bed with me, under the duvet snuggled up. It's lovely in the winter, he's a hot water bottle that never goes cold.

He snores quite badly though. hmm

AnyFucker Tue 08-Jan-13 13:11:55

Poo crumbs in the bed must be lovely

From the dogs not your husbands, that is grin

Pickles77 Tue 08-Jan-13 13:16:17

Arf @ poo crumbs grin

SarahStratton Tue 08-Jan-13 13:22:58

No poo crumbs here. LittleDog is clean, he showers every day. grin

Sugarice Tue 08-Jan-13 13:23:51

Pickles your post about picklesdog insisting on sleeping under the duvet with his head on the pillow made me splutter my coffee out grin.

We don't have a dog but I love these stories, keep em coming!

Pickles77 Tue 08-Jan-13 13:32:44

Picklesdog does not feel he is a dog...wink Unless there's a lamppost in the immediate vicinity.

I am sure he's not alone

Blistory Tue 08-Jan-13 13:39:58

DP works away quite a bit and when he does, both his dog and mine get on the bed. A Leonberger and Bernese Mountain Dog. I've been known to give up and sleep on the floor, not because they're untrainable, it just amuses me no end to see them that way. And they drool less than me so bonus for the state of the bedsheets.

SarahStratton Tue 08-Jan-13 13:51:39

LittleDog is not a dog, he is quite emphatic about that.

MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 14:32:19

oh, yes. I do secretly love it, even while I whinge about her.

No poo crumbs, AF. And no slobber or fur. Daphne is an elegant little lady.

I complained once about DH walking past me to greet the dog when he comes home from work. He replied that the dog lays down on the floor and lets him scratch her tummy.

I laughed at your story.

Pickles77 Tue 08-Jan-13 14:34:33

Mme I have visions of you laying on floor asking for your tummy to be tickled now wink

My 2 dogs sleep at the side of the bed, DH refuses to let them on the bed, the collie curls up and tends to fall asleep without a sound, the staffy snorts, slurps, grunts and farts her way through a 20 minute fanjo clean, paces, twirls and stomps through 10 mins of bed making then another 20 mins of fanjo deep clean before settling down for 2 hours rest and then the whole thing starts again.
I wouldn't have it any other way and I'm sure I would have trouble sleeping if it wasn't for the knock out gas produced by a staffies arse.

higgle Tue 08-Jan-13 14:52:35

My big, tough Stafie (I don't think so) was told "No" once and he has stayed downstairs in his basket ever since. You only have to say "that is not a good idea..." to him very gently for him to get the message about everyting except not eating out of the dishwasher.

SarahStratton Tue 08-Jan-13 14:58:06

Daphne is gorgeous, and LittleDog is a tiny bit in love smile

MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 15:06:15

Daphne doesn't fart. Never.

It is quite inconvenient actually, cause I can't blame the dog if I let one off.

We need to get LittleDog and Daphne together for a PlayDate smile

Convict224 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:10:30

I have 2 dogs and 2 cats who allow us to share their bedroom. I need a bigger bed.

SarahStratton Tue 08-Jan-13 15:12:17

Does Daphne like the beach? We have lovely beaches here. smile

EchoBitch Tue 08-Jan-13 15:48:13

My dog would sleep on our bed if i let her,but i don't let her,she sleeps under it,i couldn't bear to have her slobbering on my pillows. bleeeuuurrrgggh.

My friend dogsat ChinUpDog a couple of months ago as DH and I were travelling. She also has a dog that gets on very well with ChinUpDog, and they both sleep in the garage. Her DH was also working away from home.

Whilst we were away, I got a text from her that read like this:

"Just had one of my weirdest nights ever. Went to bed alone, as one does when DH and DS are away, but dreaming vividly that DH was in bed with me because he was snoring. Woke up at 6 with someone breathing on me to find my dog and ChinUpDog on my bed. But while my dog had the courtesy to sleep at the end, ChinUpDog had pulled DH's pillows into a nest and was sleeping next to my head - snoring! Moral of the story? Make sure the garage door is closed when u go to bed!".

Amazingly, she agreed to dogsit again later on. Another text from her read:

"How do you gross out a 17yr old (her DS)? Point out, whilst he is focussing intently on football that he is getting humped by ChinUpDog!".

ChinUpDog lurrrrves that family.

Sugarice Tue 08-Jan-13 16:07:27


MmeLindor Tue 08-Jan-13 22:41:57

Ha. Chinup - I can't decide who I love more, your dog or your friend.

Daphne loves the beach, but not the water.

We had the funniest experience the first time she was at the beach in Scotland. Until then, she had only been in or near the waters of Lake Geneva, where she would have a wee drink when we were out on walks.

In Scotland, she went bounding up to the water, and took a great slurp. You should have seen her face! She was totally <bleaughhhhhhhhhhhhh> What is this shit??!

Tortoise Tue 08-Jan-13 22:47:54

I share my bed with my jack russell and sometimes my greyhound sneaks in.
I wake up with no space as currently have just a single mattress on the floor as my sofa bed broke.

Whippetyboy loves snuggeling up in bed with us - he will hop in once dh has got up and scrabble about until the is under the duvet with his head on dh's pillow.

No poo crumbs here AF, and no slobber, nor fur. He is barely even a real dog! grin

Labradorwhisperer Wed 09-Jan-13 09:18:43

We recently away with OH and big dog to a dog friendly country hotel for a night, left pup with family, because we wanted to walk the legs off the big dog the next day and that wouldn't be good for 9 month old lab pup.

Big dog has been a bit reserved since pup arrived. They love each other, but big dog is a sweetheart who has never wanted to be the boss and doesn't stand up to the puppy when he demands our sole attention. So we missed time with the big dog and wanted to make him feel special (yup, we're saps).

The hotel room had a single bed and a double bed. We checked it was ok and decided to let big dog sleep on the bed with us - a rare treat for him.

By 2am, OH had given up on getting any space at all on the double bed and so had claimed the single, and I had a strip of around 6 inches of mattress on the double to sleep on!

SuzySuzSuz Wed 09-Jan-13 11:39:09

Set of dog rules found a while ago on Pinterest - had sent to my Mum but seems she's not the only one!

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