Sleeping With Dogs

Angel dog Belle was the perfect little bed partner.

More people sleep with the dogs than they would care to admit.

We will admit it.

Jake and Windy do not rule our king-sized bed, and we let them know that.

Experts say having a dog in your bed can help you lower your blood pressure and increase the bond between human and dog. Veterinarians talk about germs and power struggles.

Jake and Windy get regular flea treatments and are not dirty dogs. If one is in a spot that doesn’t work for us, either my husband or I will pick up the furkid and move him or her.

The only problem is if one of them snuggles against one of us, and one of us rolls over, the dog will roll into the person. So you may wake up on the edge of the bed. If that is the case, the furkid gets moved.

If you would like to read more about sleeping with dogs, I recommend an article at Paw Nation

The other night Windy had to use the bathroom. She walked up the length of the bed and put her nose behind my head and whacked me with her paw. She scampered off the bed onto the ottoman and onto the floor. By that time I was wide-awake to get to the back door to let her out.

Angel dog Belle, a salt and pepper miniature schnauzer, found her role as a doctor. When she was young I was home sick one day. She was glued to me as I went from the bed to the couch and back. That night she was placed in her crate. She barked. My husband put her out to go potty. In her crate again, she barked. He put her out again. The next time she was in her crate and barked, my exasperated husband opened the crate door. She flew out the crate, took a running jump onto the bed, marched up to me, stuck her nose in my face, sniffed, turned around, snorted, then snuggled next to me. We got the message.

Jake snuggles next to his daddy, who was home sick.


About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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