Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Now I lay me down to sleep. And then...

Around midnight last night I climbed into bed, exhausted after another busy day. Kelly curled up in her little bed on the floor, Ike curled up in his bigger bed on the floor (or sometimes, Kelly in the big bed, Ike in the little bed). My husband turned out the lights and moved toward our bed. Everyone in place...peaceful...

The moment the room went dark, the peaceful scene changed. The dogs must assume that we can't see, hear or feel them in the dark. Kelly jumped up onto one side of the bed. Ike jumped onto the other. He sprawled out across the middle of the bed. Kelly scratched the covers to make the perfect nest. Our bedroom is not large, but by the time my husband took the few steps from the lightswitch to the bed, there was but a tiny space left for him to crawl into.
Ike had his head on the pillow, too.

I like having Kelly and Ike sleep on our bed, in theory, but it doesn't always work out! I'm not worried about germs, my blankets can be laundered. I like the idea of a nice warm dog curled up by my feet. But more often than not, they hog the bed, become dead weight and impossible to budge, and steal the covers.

I think our new pillow cases say it all!

Are you like me, conflicted because you enjoy the idea of having the dog on the bed, but not enjoying the aches and pains that result from being contorted in awkward positions to fit in the space left by your dog? Or do you have a "dogs off the bed" policy...and a good night's sleep? Or somehow have you found the key to having it all?!


  1. BOL that is my bed every night, BOL
    Lily & Edward

  2. I love the pillowcases! My dog is not a bed hog, and doesn't stay all night-- it's perfect for a before-sleep snuggle!

  3. We've gone back and forth about dogs in the bed. Our wee Chewy sleeps curled up next to me each night and it's no big deal. But we're dogsitting this week and the rat terrier decided, last night, to join us. I had about a quarter of an inch of bed space by the time everyone got situated. Ugh.

  4. BaaaaaaWaaaah..... we just LOVE this one.... YES we DO...

    It is like that on our hill too!!!

    Move your feet.... Lose your Seat..

  5. At the moment I get to "have it all". We have a king size frame w/ 2 twins stuffed in it. (Cuz I like a soft mattress and the hubs likes a hard one.) Rita doesn't like my mattress, so she sleeps on the hubs' twin w/ him. So, I get to have her in the bed - but she doesn't bug me while I sleep. She's too busy hogging all the space on the Daddy's side of the bed! :)

    Love those pillow cases!

  6. Meant to say - love your new blog look too!


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