I described for you all how we all crammed into bed not long after we got Sammie. Things had changed around a bit since that time, but they changed even more once we got Emma.
Aaron gets half of the king-size bed. He would probably interject here and exclaim, “I do not!”, but he does. I share the other half with the animals. Emma sleeps between us, and I often wake to her paws in my face or her head on some part of my body. Sammie sleeps at my feet, so I can’t really sleep on my back – I have to be curled up on my side around her. Tubby usually sleeps with Aaron on his side of the bed, and Frou has taken to sleeping under one of our side tables. That being said, I did wake up to her snuggling me by my tummy, opposite the side that Emma sleeps on, the other night and I was over the moon!
Come morning, we’re not necessarily in the same spots. Emma especially moves around quite a bit, so it’s hard to tell where we’ll find her (we’ve even woken up to her sleeping on the floor by the bed). Before the alarm goes off, Sammie likes to come up and give me kisses to wake me up. Sometimes, she’ll settle in and be my little spoon, which I always love.
As uncomfortable as it is sometimes, I’m always happy to have the animals in bed with us. On the weekends, though, we get up when they tell us to (consistently 7am), take them out, and then put them in their kennels so we can sleep just a teensy bit longer. The cats usually appreciate this alone time with their mom and dad, too, so it works out best for everyone.
Do you all fit like a jigsaw puzzle into bed, too? Or do your dogs have their own beds to sleep in at night? Let me know!