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It turns my stomach to see dogs on beds in advertisements, films etc...

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duchesse Fri 02-Aug-13 15:04:04

And I'm actually a dog owner!

I just can't help thinking about the fur, the dirty paws, the worms, fleas and ticks, the things they lick, the way they lick their genitals and anus, even their disgusting flipping food. Even clean dogs are filthy compared to my bed. There is no way in god's earth that my dogs are ever even coming upstairs, let alone sleeping in/on my bed!

Why are dogs on beds sold as an attractive lifestyle notion?

<eurgh!> <shudder>

duchesse Fri 02-Aug-13 15:05:31

And as you can imagine, this leaves me entirely cold.

AIBU or just slightly OCD?

duchesse Fri 02-Aug-13 15:07:56


tabulahrasa Fri 02-Aug-13 15:09:46's a bit odd to feel that strongly about it.

I mean, I don't allow dogs on furniture, but I don't care what other people do with their dogs and their furniture...

VestandKnickers Fri 02-Aug-13 15:11:26

Personally I think it is the most natural thing in the world to co-sleep with my pets.
I draw the line at the tortoise though.

GobblersKnob Fri 02-Aug-13 15:12:36

That duvet set is hilarious grin

My dog and previous dogs have always slept on/in my bed. My current dogs saves his detailed pre-bed wash for when he is comfortably spooned against me in bed wink

It's up to you to not like it, but is quite a strong reaction to advertising imo.

Pagwatch Fri 02-Aug-13 15:13:07

My dogs lie on my bed some times.
They roll around. They sneeze sometimes. Other times they have just come in from the garden.....

I have some lovely pictures of DD asleep cuddling PenisDog on our bed.

Dahlen Fri 02-Aug-13 15:13:14

My dog isn't allowed upstairs or on beds either, but that;s besides the point! WTAF indeed to your second link! shock

The first link is just odd. Who would choose bedding like that?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 02-Aug-13 15:14:23

Yabu. Pets should always be kept clean and de flea-ed and wormed anyway so shouldn't matter. But then I do work in a shop where customers have been known to absolutely reek and be visibly filthy so I'd take a pet any day grin

duchesse Fri 02-Aug-13 15:14:46

<shudder> at notion of sharing bed with pooch named PenisDog. <goes off to wash brain>

Spikeytree Fri 02-Aug-13 15:15:21

I sleep with two cats and a dog in my bed. Sometimes I sleep more on
my bedside cabinet than the bed, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Pagwatch Fri 02-Aug-13 15:17:57

I can tell the story about having to pull the plastic bag out of his arse again if you like. PenisDog was everso grateful.

<happy to help>

duchesse Fri 02-Aug-13 15:18:18

All the de-fleaing, deticking and worming stuff does is kill the ones that make it on to the pet- it doesn't actually repel them. So you end up with moribund ticks on your bed instead, complete with Lyme Disease in many parts of the country!!!

caffeine your comment reminds me the of the time I had queue in the post office for a long time once (before they started organising the queues) behind a chap who kept scratching his head. I got interested in the end and could see lice scrambling all through his hair! Needless to say I let him get a bit further ahead next time the queue moved and kept a sensible distance after that.

Frettchen Fri 02-Aug-13 15:21:33

Your bed; your rules, my bed; my rules...


Frettchen Fri 02-Aug-13 15:22:45

FWIW my puppy sleeps in his crate. He just gets on the bed when I'm getting dressed/reading...

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 02-Aug-13 15:22:46

You would hate my house. Ms. Dog usually sleeps between DH and me, with her head on his pillow and the rest of the dog on mine.

OP, you might want to avoid hotels that allow pets. wink

ChocsAwayInMyGob Fri 02-Aug-13 15:23:53

You'd hate my bed OP, there's all cat hair on the duvet cover, but I am so besotted I don't care.

I'm not a dog lover but if they feel about their dog the way I feel about my cat, then I sort of understand.

kali110 Fri 02-Aug-13 15:24:55

Its up to you op, your bed your life. Bu to judge other people though. My one cat sleeps on bed and usually on do pillow. Now other one also wants to. We have no problem they can sleep where they want. When i was little the dog always slept with my parents.

duchesse Fri 02-Aug-13 15:25:24

Scone- so, one of you, actually. has. her. bum. in your face all night? <shudder>

Big point taken about hotels that accept pets. Luckily we can't afford hotels...

Spero Fri 02-Aug-13 15:28:00

My dog gets under the duvet every night. She is lovely and snuggly. I would be a pretty rubbish owner if I left her riddled with fleas and ticks and covered in crap so I think she is pretty clean.

You are not alone in finding this revolting, but each to their own. My life would be much poorer if I couldn't have my dog on the sofa or bed.

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 02-Aug-13 15:28:21

Duchesse, I just turn the other way. Works for us. smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 02-Aug-13 15:28:25

From most the threads I've seen on here it's the husbands that are too yucky to let in the bed not the pets grin

Pagwatch Fri 02-Aug-13 15:31:16

If you live your life unwilling to share your bed on the basis of genital licking there is a danger you will be the poorer for it

Chinese proverb.

that's a lie

cushtie335 Fri 02-Aug-13 15:31:20

I have a greyhound and they're notoriously lazy and love nothing better than lying around on couches. They could advertise for DFS. Keeping my greyhound off the couch would be like asking him to grow a foot taller, it ain't gonna happen.

YoniBottsBumgina Fri 02-Aug-13 15:38:26

Oh caffeine, I work in one of those too! I wonder if it's the same shop? If you don't want to out yourself, just answer this "insider question" - do you refer to customers as "custies"?

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