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    Does your pet sleep in bed with you ?

    I just read the results of a survey (no idea how scientific it was) that 62% of small dogs, 41% of medium sized dogs and even 32% of large dogs share a bed with their owners. With cats it's 70%.

    I have to admit I'm one of the 70% of cat owners who often end up with a cat on my bed. I don't mind that much and have even got used to the purring. But , unfortunately, having your head massaged by a cat in the early hours of the morning isn't appreciated.

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    Originally posted by hat776, malta View Post
    I just read the results of a survey (no idea how scientific it was) that 62% of small dogs, 41% of medium sized dogs and even 32% of large dogs share a bed with their owners. With cats it's 70%.

    I have to admit I'm one of the 70% of cat owners who often end up with a cat on my bed. I don't mind that much and have even got used to the purring. But , unfortunately, having your head massaged by a cat in the early hours of the morning isn't appreciated.

    It's bad enough the wife taking up all the room, let alone the dog, that smelly thing stays downstairs, the dog on the other hand

    Seriously though, the dog has the run of the house, but not the beds.

    Dave.

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      #3
      Cannot think of anything worse than having a dog or cat lie on the bed.

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        #4
        We haven't got our dog now, but he didn't come on the bed, but when he was poorly my son did let him sleep on his.

        I've got enough to contend with my OH's snoring, couldn't be doing with an animal in bed too!.......................................Carol

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          #5
          Out of the four medium sized ones we have now, only the eldest comes to bed with us. She has done since she was pup. The others have never wanted to come upstairs.

          Now when we had six Great Danes ......................
          sigpic*Carol M*

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            #6
            Sorry but I can think of nothing worse than having an animal in bed with you.

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              #7
              [QUOTE=Calgray, Yorkshire;526040]Out of the four medium sized ones we have now, only the eldest comes to bed with us. She has done since she was pup. The others have never wanted to come upstairs.

              Now when we had six Great Danes ...................... [/QUOTE

              We had a Collie who used to try and sit on my lap whenever I was on the sofa. But I think he realised there wasn't really room for him on our bed.

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                #8
                Hat!
                I can just picture your collie. They do try and make themselves appear smaller than they really are. The Great Danes used to sit on our settees but they had all four legs on the floor, so, no they were not REALLY sat on the settees
                I appreciate some may find it obnoxious, each to their own. But our dogs, have and always will be a huge and fulfilling part of our lives.
                Our dog does not sleep IN the bed, she sleeps at the bottom... and even has her own pup blanket
                sigpic*Carol M*

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                  #9
                  Our dog has the run of the house except for the bathroom. Sometimes, during the night, he will jump on the bed, but never stays for long. All my dogs have had the run of the house but no dog has slept in my bed. Only on top of it. If at all. My dogs are part of the family. I have never used a cage and wouldn't dream of doing so. Dogs aren't meant to be caged in. Neither are wild animals.

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                    #10
                    Our small dog sometimes gets ON our bed, he does not get IN our bed. The 2 posters who said that they "Could not think of anything worse than having an animal in bed with me" obviously suffer from a lack of imagination!

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                      #11
                      The posts so far have been about dogs. My cat jumps on to the bed and manages to squeeze herself on to me while I'm reading the newspaper on the bed . I lift her down and put her into her basket near the bed but then she starts her sneeky procedure. She jumps up again and puts a paw on my legs, two minutes later she puts another paw on me. Then after five minutes she starts gradually wriggling until , taking another five minutes, she ends up on me again thinking I wouldn't have noticed all this. She looks at me as if to say 'Surely you don't have the heart to send me away after all this effort '

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                        #12
                        Our cat is half Siamese and it talks to you. The only time it jumps on the bed is if you are ill.
                        Haggis

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                          #13
                          We do not have any pets at the moment, but over the years have had a number of cats and a couple of small dogs who have slept on our bed, not all at the same time.

                          We at the moment dog sit our Son's and DIL rather large German Shepherd dog, whilst they are at work.(she is nearly 2 years old) They bring Molly to us early in the morning, normally before I have got up.

                          We live in a bungalow, so Lorraine lets Molly in, who then goes and Lorraine gives her a biscuit, Molly then comes and says good morning to me (not literally), then goes for a drink and a trip round the garden. She then comes in and makes herself comfortable at the foot of our bed, not on it, thank god. She will not move from there until I get up.

                          This is Molly, a photo I took in our garden. I have a 2013 calender on the wall, near my computer, each month showing photo's of Molly which I have taken. My Son & DIL had made up as a Christmas present for me.

                          Its very quiet here at weekends without her.

                          Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 5th May 2013, 06:49 PM.
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                            #14
                            Our dogs are generally restricted to the kitchen except on the odd occasions when we only have one, then we're a bit more lenient.
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                              #15
                              We don't have pets, as, having both worked full time until recently, it didn't seem fair on the animal to be shut in all day. When my old school friend came to stay, with her large dog, I did not know that she allowed him to share her bed. My lovely cream duvet cover and throw will never be the same again! For her next visit I dug out my oldest bedding, I hope she didn't mind!

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