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May 8, 2022 - 3:37:35 AM
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Let’s take a poll. Do you allow your dog on the bed? How about on other furniture?

Our dog does sleep on the bed. We keep a sheet on top of our blankets for her to lay on. This sheet gets changed ever couple days. She is very good at laying in the middle of our king sized bed near the foot. The other day she pulled a muscle and could not hop up by herself. She stood at the foot of the bed and whined until I lifted her up. She is not allowed on any other furniture in our house, and I have not caught her on any in years.

Is she spoiled? Yes! But she is a well-behaved spoiled.

May 8, 2022 - 3:52:58 AM

4186 posts since 4/29/2012

Got a cat on the bed. Luckily the current incumbent sticks to on the bed. Some previous holders of the role preferred in the bed.

May 8, 2022 - 3:55:49 AM

434 posts since 10/3/2012

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Originally posted by AndrewD

Got a cat on the bed. Luckily the current incumbent sticks to on the bed. Some previous holders of the role preferred in the bed.


My bad!  I should have been more inclusive!  I admit to being a bit of a species-ist.

May 8, 2022 - 4:12:42 AM
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Helix

USA

15763 posts since 8/30/2006

For the road manager, she had her own couch.


May 8, 2022 - 4:45:46 AM
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Brian T

Canada

19338 posts since 6/5/2008

4 months ago, I adopted a 12(?) yr old cat. She's a cave cat, mostly under the bed. I'd like to see her on top for brushing and naps but no such luck. OK if I pick her up and put her on the bed but she won't get on any time I'm around.

Old Heidi cat would get quite vocal about getting under the covers.

Living by myself, the cat is a good little companion.

May 8, 2022 - 4:47:40 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27561 posts since 8/3/2003

I have 2 small dogs (5 pounds and 13 pounds) and they sleep in the bed with me. The little Chihuahua loves to get under the covers, specially in the wintertime so she can soak up the warmth of the heated blanket. The poodle usually sleeps at the foot of the bed or sometimes he will end up on the pillow next to me.

Living alone, the dogs are a comfort and make me feel less alone.

May 8, 2022 - 6:12:07 AM

m06

England

11272 posts since 10/5/2006

We have a ginger part Maine-coon cat named Poppy and she sleeps on our bed most nights, though she goes out overnight more often in summer. Her routine is that she likes to briefly cuddle up under the duvet, but gets over hot and goes back on top of the cover.

She wakes me up every morning by purring in my face at 7.00am on the dot for her breakfast.

I'm still trying to figure out if us 'allowing' has any part in this at all? More like what Poppy wants, Poppy gets! She is very affectionate and likes company.

Edited by - m06 on 05/08/2022 06:20:49

May 8, 2022 - 6:58:48 AM

3981 posts since 9/9/2010

No dogs, but we have two cats. The gigantic white ragdoll either sleeps draped over me, inbetween us, at the foot of the bed, or on the pillow above my head. The other cat has no interest sleeping near us.

May 8, 2022 - 7:06:29 AM

11268 posts since 8/22/2006

No animals on my bed it would not be safe. I toss and turn to get comfortable before going to sleep so the poor things would end up on the floor anyway.

May 8, 2022 - 8:48:59 AM

15509 posts since 12/2/2005

You couldn't keep mine off the bed if you tried. Fortunately, he knows that all the other furniture is off-limits.

Edited by - eagleisland on 05/08/2022 08:49:27

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May 8, 2022 - 9:02 AM
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banjo bill-e

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12366 posts since 2/22/2007

I was once adopted by a cat. We moved into a rental where we were told that the cat came with the property and we could not get rid of her, but that she was self sufficient and we did not need to feed her and could just ignore her. Right! Cats do not tolerate being ignored! My third night there I woke up with her sleeping on my chest, and that is where she appeared every night after that. I could push her off and she would snuggle up next to me, and I don't even like cats!

May 8, 2022 - 9:05:57 AM

59263 posts since 12/14/2005

Mooch the Pooch is too stubby-legged to get up on the bed without help, but he is helped.

May 8, 2022 - 9:15:39 AM

434 posts since 10/3/2012

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Originally posted by banjo bill-e

I was once adopted by a cat. We moved into a rental where we were told that the cat came with the property and we could not get rid of her, but that she was self sufficient and we did not need to feed her and could just ignore her. Right! Cats do not tolerate being ignored! My third night there I woke up with her sleeping on my chest, and that is where she appeared every night after that. I could push her off and she would snuggle up next to me, and I don't even like cats!


In the early nineties, I moved into a house in Idaho, in the middle of a February cold snap.  The first evening an insistent meowing started at my door.  Now I am not a cat person, but also not heartless.  It was after all, sub-zero(F) outside. I brought the cat in, whom I promptly named "Stray Cat" and set her on my dog pillow.  As soon as she got off of it, I grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and tossed her outside.  A few minutes later, we repeated the process.  It only took 3 or for repetitions until she got the lay of the land.  From that point on, when I opened my door she would bee-line to the dog-pillow and stay there until she got up and headed for the door, unless I picked her up to give her some attention.  Her food was outside, and, when it wasn't freezing she had access to water both inside and outside.  Best cat I ever had.  She stayed for the next 4 years.

May 8, 2022 - 9:29:32 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

12366 posts since 2/22/2007

I am convinced that the cat only wanted to snuggle with me because I had ignored it. If I had tried to pet her she would have had nothing to do with me.

May 8, 2022 - 2:44:56 PM
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All my life the cats and dogs have been allowed in the bed and on the furniture, as long as they share. If they get snippy, they have to leave. Nowadays the cat follows me from chair to couch to bed, follows me to the garage where she sits on the sill and watches me at the workbench. She's my furry little shadow.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 05/08/2022 14:49:47

May 8, 2022 - 2:56:13 PM

Owen

Canada

11415 posts since 6/5/2011

... Polls??  .... Dogs???  

Makes me harken back to what Diefenbaker had to say on the matter:    https://www.quotes.net/quote/63936

May 8, 2022 - 3:19:11 PM
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Originally posted by Owen

... Polls??  .... Dogs???  

Makes me harken back to what Diefenbaker had to say on the matter:    https://www.quotes.net/quote/63936


Very nice!

May 9, 2022 - 4:21:44 AM

4290 posts since 4/22/2018

Dogs on the bed - no chance! Our 3 are crated overnight and any time we are out. I’ve never had the dogs on the furniture either….. until my wife got her own small companion dog. My wife has MS and uses a wheelchair a lot of the time or spends a lot of time just sat still. She literally has a lap dog and much to my half hearted disdain Fizz the poodle schnauzer cross gets access to the sofa whilst my two spaniels rough it on the floor.

May 9, 2022 - 5:10:08 AM

316 posts since 2/11/2019

We have two great pyrenees (140 lb male and 120 lb female) and a cat. Cat gets on the bed and all furniture. The dogs used to get on the beds but as they got older they don't seem to want to jump that high. But they do get on the couch and we never had a problem with it. We wipe their paws when they come in but we still put a blanket down that is easy to wash just in case. They also have a crate and doggy bed that they use too. Spoiled isn't the word!

May 9, 2022 - 7:28:25 AM
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We lost our bed buddies last year, 2 cavies. They were replaced with a Burnese Mountain dog/ Blue Heeler mix. She chooses to sleep on floor, use to sleep under bed as a pup. She does get on couches mostly to sleep. Has a dog bed which she uses occasionally? Shes cute enough to go anywhere. Rich


 

May 9, 2022 - 7:49:28 AM

434 posts since 10/3/2012

Ours is a princess, or, at least she thinks so.


May 9, 2022 - 8:05:34 AM

2851 posts since 5/2/2012

Have an almost 15 year old dog. When she was younger, she would hop up on the bed and sleep between us on really cold nights. Now that she's older, she has her orthopedic pet bed next to the bed to sleep in.

When she stopped sleeping with us, one of the cats took that middle spot in the winter. His sister would sleep on the edge of the bed by me. Now that he is gone, his sister has taken over the middle spot.

Dog and cats sleep on the couch or loveseat. Couch covers of course. They are part of the family.

May 9, 2022 - 8:10:25 AM

250 posts since 7/22/2012

Dogs and cats are allowed on the bed. They are members of the family.

May 9, 2022 - 9:34 AM
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Maybe 35 years ago my aunt and uncle adopted a very comical Labrador called snoopy. He turned out to be a great companion and very good gun dog, but he wasn't welcome in their bedroom because of his size and weight and an ability to take up most of the bed. Their house was an old cottage (300 years) with latch doors which snoopy soon found out how to open and make his way onto the bed. So my uncle bought a baby/stair gate which seemed to solve the problem, well apart from the howling. After only a couple of dog free nights, my aunt and uncle woke up again with the familiar dead weight of a large Labrador laid across their legs - complete with baby gate jammed firmly over his head ! After that, they just resigned themselves to having an unwieldy but very friendly extra bedmate

May 9, 2022 - 11:16:51 AM

434 posts since 10/3/2012

quote:Originally posted by Wet SpanielMaybe 35 years ago my aunt and uncle adopted a very comical Labrador called snoopy. He turned out to be a great companion and very good gun dog, but he wasn't welcome in their bedroom because of his size and weight and an ability to take up most of the bed. Their house was an old cottage (300 years) with latch doors which snoopy soon found out how to open and make his way onto the bed. So my uncle bought a baby/stair gate which seemed to solve the problem, well apart from the howling. After only a couple of dog free nights, my aunt and uncle woke up again with the familiar dead weight of a large Labrador laid across their legs - complete with baby gate jammed firmly over his head ! After that, they just resigned themselves to having an unwieldy but very friendly extra bedmate
 

This was my Snoop. Also a bit of a bed-hog-dog, but what are you going to do. He was a good boy!


Edited by - saw_woods on 05/09/2022 11:17:30

May 10, 2022 - 3:07:18 AM
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Paul R

Canada

16010 posts since 1/28/2010

Angus the Sheltie was allowed wherever. Not my idea! I'd rather have had him trained to stay down. Shelby (a.k.a. Schlubby) goes wherever she wants, claims most of the chairs as hers, and helps to make the bed.




 

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