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How many share their bed with their pets?

ancientgirl
June 17th, 2009, 09:32 AM
I was curious as to how many of us here actually share out beds with our pets. I for one have no problem sharing with my gang. As a matter of fact, I sleep better with them. It's funny though, because they have their own little patterns.

Vlad - He will have days where he will just sleep downstairs by himself, and other times he will sleep on the pillow that's on top of one of my night stands. And yet sometimes he'll sleep right next to my pillow, with his paw on my shoulder.

Oksana - Usually sleeps in the closet. But, at one point during the night, she will hop up on the bed and either sleep next to my pillow or cuddle next to me.

Maks - Is one of the three that are constant. I sleep either on my back or on my side. Maks will always jump up on the bed and settle himself on my left side next to my thigh. If I'm on my side, he'll get comfy right against my butt.:laughing:

Kiska - Will start off at the foot of the bed, but when she thinks I'm asleep, she'll slowly crawl up and settle herself to my right, just at my hip.

Czari - Will walk across my tummy a couple of times, then walk up my left arm, start kneading at my upper arm, then get herself comfy and wrap her paw around my arm and lay her head on my shoulder.

The only time I actually push them off the bed is if they are fighting on the bed. If I do this a few times, they know if they are on the bed they can't be fighting.

I love sleeping with my cats. I love feeling their purrs as they are falling asleep next to me. I love that they feel so safe with me that they want to fall asleep next to me. Knowing that they trust me that much makes me feel beyond wonderful. I know that having them on my bed doesn't exactly help me with my allergy issues, but I can live with it.

luckypenny
June 17th, 2009, 09:40 AM
I do, I do :goodvibes:.

Because of the fur, I have to change the top sheet I throw over the comforter every day but it's so worth it :lovestruck:. I sleep like a baby when they are all in bed with us :cloud9:.

CearaQC
June 17th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Sheeba HAS to sleep next to me and does not want to be anywhere else, but Sandy doesn't like getting up on the bed and prefers to sleep on a couple of blankets on the floor.

quincymycat
June 17th, 2009, 09:58 AM
I agree with those who find it comforting and soothing to share the bed with their furry loved ones. I have 4 kitties, all who have their own spot in the bed at different times during the night. Even if they are not in the bed itself, they are never far away during the night either sleeping next to the bed or just outside the door.
It is actually quite funny when they hear the TV click off at night and they all make a race upstairs to stake their night time claims in the bedroom.
Does it cause a bit more laundry? No doubt, but isn't it worth it?:D:cat:

ownedbycats
June 17th, 2009, 10:04 AM
I, too, share my bed with my Misty cat. On the nights she wants to sleep with me, if I don't show up at the usual time, she comes, sits and stares at me, If I still insist on not coming she makes little "meep" noises until I give in.

JennieV
June 17th, 2009, 10:11 AM
me, me, me! :thumbs up

Sparky will wait for Max to come on the bed, otherwise, he gets off and goes looking for him. LOL

These days Max prefers the window, as its been hotttt, but no fail, he will come on the bed in the we hours of the morning and lay across my feet. Sometimes, I wake up coz the both of them are sprawled across the foot of the bed, and my husband and I can't reallly move. :laughing:

I have this cover blankie across the bed, so in the spots where Max goes you would see a round spot of black hair..LOL

ancientgirl
June 17th, 2009, 10:11 AM
It is actually quite funny when they hear the TV click off at night and they all make a race upstairs to stake their night time claims in the bedroom.


:laughing:Mine do the same thing. I could be upstairs in bed watching TV, and as soon as the TV and lights turn off, I can feel them jumping on the bed one by one settling in.:cloud9:

lUvMyLaB<3
June 17th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Absolutley!! Last night my daughter was sick, DH was working so she slept in my bad, which means so does her cat, that usually sleeps with her, my little boythen had to sleep there too, that means my lab comes, who sleeps with him, Gucci my little dog was there of coarse, and the 2 other cats jumped up, my daughters cat is not fond of the fosters, but as long as she has personal space she is fine so she was cuddled with my daughter one cat on the pillow and one on the end of the bed with Gucci, was a full bed!! When I got gucci as a little guy I wanted him to sleep with me, next to me, but even from a young age every time he got the chance he would move down the my feet, still does, I want him to cuddle, maybe it is to hot for him, I try to convince him, but it never works for long..

I would never have it any other way, this is their house to so they can sleep wherever they choose, each of my kids have a fur friend to sleep with. Tickles my daughters cat waits for her to come home, and curls up near her when she plays barbies and is waiting meaowing on the bed at bedtime, she hears about it if she is late getting out of the bath, never leaves her at night.

When I had my first daughter I got a JRT just so I could have a little dog to sleep in her room just in case any bad people came in her window she would bark. That little dog was the best dog ever, I know people have trouble with some JRT's but we sure did not, that dog never left my daughters side, until that tragic day.... I WANT dogs in my kids rooms for that reason, they will bark if there are intruders, makes me feel safer. My daugher was born the summer that Elizabeth Smart went missing, made me so paranoid....

I love my fur kids.. A LOT, they deserve no less, I would feel like I was treating them like some second class family member if I locked them away for my own reasons, I understand some dogs must sleep in a kennel, I have had a dog like that too, would have a destroyed house if I didn't, but if they behave and sleep I just couldn't do it, I truly feel they are a family member like everyone else in this house.

pattymac
June 17th, 2009, 10:35 AM
I do. Coco is always sleeping with me. He has his spots, either on the pillow beside me, right beside me..reserved for winter mostly, or at the foot of the bed. Bobee, doesn't always sleep with me but if he does, he has to sleep on me..which is fine but I wish he wouldn't step on my bladder, especially in the AM!! He seems to know exactly where to step, personally I think it's a quick get mom out of bed ploy!! Bayley doesn't but she is welcome to come for a snuggle in the morning, which she usually does.

dogcatharmony
June 17th, 2009, 10:39 AM
:D If I didn't have the sound of purring in stereo around my head I don't think I could fall asleep. Best nights are when it is pouring rain and the sound of the rain on the roof and two little motorboats purring away.

Both Phoebe and Amos start at the head, of course they each pick a hand and get their nightly lovins. Amos picks a leg and crushes up against it to do his nightly noisy grooming. Phoebe sleeps at my head. Amos will then pick a spot, small of my back, against my leg....what ever he feels is comfortable and goes to bed.

Of course they both have nights where they demand to be let under the covers and keeping poking me in the face until I give in. It's like two little furnaces under the blankets.

Zoe(dog) just jumps up for kisses goodnight, and to steal a lick of minty toothpaste smell. She isn't a big bed sleeper, she prefers her doggy bed. But she has crawled in some nights and puts her head on the second pillow and tucks her nose into my neck.

The new kitty, Dexter, well he is more than welcome to join the crew. Right now he is off exploring while the house is quite. I imagine he will find a spot and fit right in, then three little motor boats will be purring away:cloud9:

Mat&Murph
June 17th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Yup the boys sleep with me. How? I don't know. :laughing: half the time Hubby sleeps on the couch. It is really really squishy but we get it done. LOL

Melinda
June 17th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Brina sleeps with us, most nights she starts out on the couch but then with in the hour she's on the bed, hubby puts her at the end and she slowly inches her way up between us and puts her head on my chest, technically she is at the foot of the bed...well her feet are because she stretches right out to sleep like a person does

Toonces
June 17th, 2009, 10:46 AM
all 4 kitties sleep in the bed with us but not the dogs they have their own bed on the floor beside us, Currie gets to hot, Brandy is a bed hog and Petey has never shown any intrest about our bed but he does sleep on my stepdaughters sometimes:cloud9:

ancientgirl
June 17th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Bedhogs! LOL, omg yes. Maks is a total bedhog! Sometimes he sleeps sideways, which means he takes up most of the bed. :rolleyes: They will all stretch out too at points during the night, which I find very cute.

BrownEyedGirl
June 17th, 2009, 11:18 AM
I'm a fairly new cat owner (just over 3 months YAY) and Izzy does sleep in my bed. She starts off on the floor w/her head resting on the base of her scratching post. Sometime during the night she gets on the bed and sleeps at the foot of the bed. When my alarm goes off, she then makes her way to my left side (never the right) to knead my side and to be cuddled for a few minutes until mommy is fully awake.

TacoGrl
June 17th, 2009, 11:34 AM
My Mooki and my Jaeger used to sleep on my bed...competed to see who could use my "guest" pillow (the one my head isn't on)...my new two sleep together wherever...the sofa...the cedar chest...but never on the bed :sad:

BenMax
June 17th, 2009, 11:37 AM
4 of my cats and my foster cat as well. My min pin and yes, my foster puppy as well. Though I know it is not good to have fosters sleep in beds, I will make the exception depending on the circumstance.

No human other than myself.........so no complaints or biaching about who I love more! Anyways the answer would be the same: "I love my animals more" and I offer no apologies for that!:D

allfurlove
June 17th, 2009, 11:43 AM
I never knew there was the option of NOT sharing the bed with them :laughing:
We now have 2 queen size beds right beside each other and still barely get any space :rolleyes:
Honestly though, it doesnt bother me. I like waking up to furry faces all around me :)

Jim Hall
June 17th, 2009, 11:54 AM
sighh manda sleepsatthe bottom du nver does maybe someday

kandy
June 17th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Both dogs are welcome to sleep in the bed, and when I have my son's dogs - then all four are welcome. Most of them don't though. Hazel sleeps outside on the cool sidewalk til the wee hours and then she comes in and lays on one of the dog beds that surround our bed. Malone is too worried that Hazel will steal the ortho bed he sleeps on (which was bought for Hazel in the first place) so he very rarely leaves that bed once it's bedtime. Parker (son's newf) will lay right next to my side of the bed and Lexi (son's SharPei) likes to curl up against DH's legs or against my stomach. If either DH or I get up - then it's a free-for-all dog pile (literally) on whoever is left in the bed. LOL Even in our fairly cramped bed in the camper, all four are welcome. DH and I both just scoot to the very edges and lay on our sides to give them enough room.

Here's a pix of Hazel and DH in the camper bed. You can see that there isn't much room left with just him and her there - let alone me and the other 3 dogs. LOL

joeysmama
June 17th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Cooper goes into an absolute PANIC if he thinks we're going to go to bed without him. He can't jump onto the bed but if he sees one of us get in and he's still on the floor he barks, growls, cries and gets up on his hind legs as high as he can and kind of jumps to be seen agaisnt the side of the bed.

He must have his rawhide, his night time stuffie (mousey), and an empty water bottle. If any of those things are missing he walks around the perimeter of the bed looking at the floor and making a low growl until they're all up on the bed. Then my husband throws mousey around for a couple minutes, hides it under pillows etc. , then Cooper chews his rawhide while I read and Tom watches the news. At lights out he plunks in as close as he can get, curls up against my legs and goes to sleep.

Do you think he's a little spoiled?:laughing:

Jim Hall
June 17th, 2009, 12:25 PM
lol a bit whats with the empty water bottle though

Helene4
June 17th, 2009, 01:03 PM
When it's time to go to bed, we have 16 furry paws following us :laughing::laughing: Kira and Jadzia :cat: as well as Mickey and Arielle:dog: They will move around during the night but basically they are all still on the bed by morning. Jadzia will knead on my chest (or hubby's) and then lay down. The purring is really loud but it is just the most relaxing sound!:cloud9: I sometimes would like to read a bit in bed but Jadzia's face is just inches away from mine, there's no room for a book :D Kira snuggles my stomach and Mickey will sometimes snuggle to if it's not to hot. Arielle on the other hand is not the snuggling type but she still takes room on the bed; she's over 50 pounds!:)

When hubby is away on a business trip I always think I will have more room... but I end up feeling like an egyptian mommy because they are all so close to me. I can't move! And in the morning I find myself completely on the other side of the bed:shrug: I guess I don't want them to fall of the bed so I give them a lot of space :angel: When hubby is here he's the one sleeping right on the edge of the bed because I keep giving the furkids too much space! :crazy:

babymomma
June 17th, 2009, 02:36 PM
This pretty much explains it all :sad:

ancientgirl
June 17th, 2009, 02:41 PM
:laughing:You need a bigger bed.

I've got a queen, but I'm aiming for a king hopefully by next year.:D

TwinTails
June 17th, 2009, 02:54 PM
I used to let the critters sleep in my bed...that is until they started to outnumber us, lol! When it was Bo and Lua, they would sleep with me (Lua on the pillow touching my head, Bo next to me with her paws wrapped around my arm). Now, they argue and fuss over who can sleep with me, so now and then I take one into the room and let them stay until hubby comes to bed. I am quite allergic to cats, so I have to be very strict about sleeping on my face (which for whatever reason they all try to do!). If I end up napping on the couch, I have all 5 on me ;) Of course when Sadie is here, she sleeps on my clothes on the floor, but will jump into bed if hubby is up or after I wake at 6 to piddle, lol. She's great though, she just joins us and sleeps between us (doesn't try to take the whole bed, lol).

14+kitties
June 17th, 2009, 03:18 PM
:thumbs up;)
Normally Keesha is the only one who is consistent with sharing the bed. For a five pounder she tends to take up a lot of room. :eek: When Tasha :rip: was alive she slept at my feet. At any given time I can have any one or more of the five house kitties sleeping on, around, on top of me. Dayle loves to wait till I am almost asleep before she comes strolling to the side of the bed mewling to be picked up. Funny, any other time she can jump on the bed very easily. :rolleyes:
I wouldn't have it any other way. Hubby never had a pet share his bed before I came along. I told him if he wanted me he took the sleeping arrangments too. Thank Dawg he chose right!! :D

Melinda
June 17th, 2009, 03:27 PM
we once woke up with two hedgehogs cuddled up in our pillows.....they escaped *L*

Shaykeija
June 17th, 2009, 04:47 PM
ok so we have 4 dogs and a cat. Hubby sleeps with 3 dogs in the bed, I sleep on the couch with Quincy and Piper. lol no room in the bed for us lol

chico2
June 17th, 2009, 05:02 PM
My 3 cats always slept with me(King Size Bed)until we started having a spraying problem,I can honestly say,I did not sleep well without them:sad:
Now,the spraying is over and my bed-room door is open,but I guess they got used to all 3 sleeping in my den,they are not coming back to my bed:sad:

Luvmypitgirls
June 17th, 2009, 06:10 PM
(sigh)...Yes, my furry babies are allowed on the bed. When we purchased our new matress set last year, I was adament that there would be no dogs or cats allowed...that lasted about 3 days:rolleyes:

Every night, Kato, Jersey and Abby join hubby and I on the bed, even tho they have their own plush and comfy ones at the foot of our bed.
Jersey squishes in between hubby and I , Abby lays between our feet and Kato lays behind me with his back pressed up against mine.

Once in a blue moon, Thedee and Wendell will climb up there and lay above our heads between our pillows and the wall, they won't lay near the dogs in fear of being squished in a rollover or something.

Thankfully tho, one by one they eventually retire to their own beds, because they get too hot or they realize that they can't stretch out and get comfy in the crowded human bed.

As soon as the alarm goes off and hubby gets up for work, they all stockpile back on the bed around me and go back to sleep:cloud9:

quincymycat
June 17th, 2009, 06:20 PM
:laughing:You need a bigger bed.

I've got a queen, but I'm aiming for a king hopefully by next year.:D

Don't count on the king size bed making any difference!!! That just means more room for the bosses!:laughing::cat:

mastifflover
June 17th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Of course Clark sleeps with me he even insists on getting under the covers in the winter. Even Buddy slept with me all 190 pounds of him but he did not cuddle up like Clark. All the dogs I have owned have slept in my bed

Frenchy
June 17th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Me me me , I do ! I even get mad aka "feel like chopped liver" , if none of them gets on the bed when I go to sleep :sad:

Love4himies
June 17th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Can't sleep without mine on the bed. Not used to having more than 2 square inches of a pillow, lol.

I LOVE Jasper cuddling my head, it is very relaxing and I find I fall asleep instantly when he does it.

Snowball slept beside me at my neck every night from the time he was a kitten until the day he passed. I could not sleep if he was not in bed with me. I would put the blankets over him when it was cold and he loved it. Man, I miss my boy.

Love4himies
June 17th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Don't count on the king size bed making any difference!!! That just means more room for the bosses!:laughing::cat:

We bought a king size and it just meant the cats have more room to stretch out on because I sure don't have any more room. :laughing:

Gail P
June 17th, 2009, 11:06 PM
Some of my dogs sleep with me (or do I sleep with them?) Not every one of them likes to sleep on the bed, and that's probably a good thing considering the number :crazy:
Here's what it's like with just half of them on the bed:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/silhouettestable/dogsonthebed2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/silhouettestable/dogsonthebed.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/silhouettestable/dogsonthebed3.jpg

growler~GateKeeper
June 18th, 2009, 01:41 AM
I can't sleep without Duffy :cat: cuddled up beside me :cloud9:

pattymac
June 18th, 2009, 02:30 AM
Now we all know it's bad to let your dogs sleep on the bed with you! hahahahahahahah Sorry I couldn't resist!

ancientgirl
June 18th, 2009, 08:09 AM
LOL, it's nice to see how many of us really just don't have any issues sharing our beds with our babies.

It's funny about the size of the bed though. When I had a full size bed, I wanted a bigger bed, because I felt that there wasn't enough room for the gang to spread out, since they would sleep so close to me. So I got a queen size bed, and they still sleep right up against me. :D That's totally fine with me. I love that they want to be that close to me while they are sleeping.

joeysmama
June 18th, 2009, 11:11 AM
LOL Jim. I should have explained the water bottle. The water bottle is because, with a toy box full of stuffies, and blankies and rawhides and anything a doggie could want his favorite toy in the whole world is an empty bottle. He loves the crunchy sound they make and the way they bounce unpredictably.

What I should have said is that we don't actually HAVE a bed but Cooper has a nice King sized bed and allows us to have a little corner of it. :laughing:

BenMax
June 18th, 2009, 11:17 AM
OK GailP - you win!!! I promise not to complain about 5 small cats and 2 small dogs! That is priceless!!!:laughing:

Gail P
June 18th, 2009, 11:39 AM
OK GailP - you win!!! I promise not to complain about 5 small cats and 2 small dogs! That is priceless!!!:laughing:
:D They don't all sleep there all night but they do like to cuddle in the morning. They're all large dogs so with dh and me both in bed there's just not room for this many all night but there's always at least one on the bed, often two. And once dh gets up early for work the bed is fair game for as many as can fit to come and snuggle with me.

NoahGrey
June 18th, 2009, 02:35 PM
My cat sleeps with me at night as well. She hogs my bed and the picture on the 1st page is totally my bed at night. My cat is a pretty big cat, for her breed. When she streches out, she takes up half of my bed.

She has this routine though. The first half hour I am in bed, she'll come in and lay right down in front of me. purring away, while giving nose kisses and headbutts. She stays for about 10 mins, then leaves (i think to go eat..she would be happest if she were a 1000 pounds. She would eat all day if she could)

Then I usually fall asleep and when I wake up during the night, she is always snuggled beside.

And I agree. I have always said that one of the best/most soothing sounds on earth is a cats purr.

ACO22

chico2
June 18th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Gail,OMG:laughing::laughing:

cpietra16
June 18th, 2009, 06:00 PM
I think the right question is? How many of your pets allow you on the bed???

Bearsmom
June 18th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Bear doesn't come upstairs anymore (hip issues and aging and I miss him coming upstairs :cry:), and he was never allowed on the bed from puppyhood because we knew he was going to be so big.

Then when Molly (or Mollicent as she's affectionately nicknamed) was rescued from such a bad situation that we found she sought comfort from sleeping in a bed, so we tried and tried to break her of it, but to no avail. We too have the extra sheet over the duvet (for droolies), but I mind when she pushes me out of the king size bed with her feet so that she can snuggle up to daddy.
Other issue is the two of them snore like chainsaws....methinks I need good earplugs or something.

I woke up the other day to find the two of them spooning. Damn, I wish I had the camera handy!

rg_girlca
June 18th, 2009, 10:16 PM
How many of my furkids share my bed??

Well, I can have anywhere from 3 at the foot of my bed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/tiger04/Pictures039.jpg

To 4 in the middle.
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To all 6 of them all over the bed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/tiger04/Pictures031.jpg

onster
June 18th, 2009, 10:47 PM
great thread!

lol i dunno bout sharing the bed. I mean truly its open invitation but my cats dont seem to think the bed is big enough for all of us :rolleyes:. they shove me a bit when they want more room but eventually head for their spots. Truth be told though I have slept on the ground a few times when I found both kitties sprawled out on my bed and not wanting to disturb them :o u know ure a crazy cat lady when :rolleyes::o:laughing::crazy:

onster
June 18th, 2009, 11:01 PM
rg-girlca....the prize goes to u!!! holy moly!! lol

Tundra_Queen
June 18th, 2009, 11:25 PM
we once woke up with two hedgehogs cuddled up in our pillows.....they escaped *L*

:laughing::laughing:

My 3 cats sleep on the bed unless they start wrestling in the middle of the night...then they have to leave until they run outta energy. Then I let them back in next time I wake up. :laughing:

When Wilbur is on the bed I don't sleep well as he has been known to bite my feet. So we moved a love seat into our bedroom and he will move over to that during the night

O'Shawnnessey and Mirabelle I don't worry about bitting my feet so I sleep very well with them on the bed. Until they start wrestling of course. :laughing:

Tegan 70lb lab sleeps on bed err on me during thunderstorms. And we only have a double bed. We need a bigger one! :laughing: And here isaid I would never let cats on our bed....... HA! That didn't last long.

Debbie

CClover
June 19th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Me! Me! I rest on my back with the cat on my legs and the dog is under my left arm with her head resting on my heart:lovestruck: