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

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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.

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!

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!

BehindLockNumberNine Tue 08-Jan-13 22:58:18

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

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.

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??!

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


ChinUpChestOut Tue 08-Jan-13 16:05:03

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Binkyridesagain Tue 08-Jan-13 14:42:04

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

Arf @ poo crumbs grin

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

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

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

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