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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:21:36 PM
Mine do not because I am allergic to them.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:22:24 PM
I have two chihuahuas and they both sleep with us. It actually works out well because then they don't go out in the morning until we get up. They've learned to sleep in with us!

They're such snuggle buddies, too. They cuddle up with us and it's so cute. Love them!

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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:40:12 PM
Yes. One sleeps right between us with his head on the pillow.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:08:28 PM
ON not in, and it was a gradual thing that became a habit.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:20:22 PM

as I have only a fish, which definitely wouldn't want to sleep with us.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:27:41 PM
My westie sleeps in her own bed in the kitchen. When we travel, I let her sleep in bed with me if she wants.

I grew up with my dog and/or cat sleeping with me every night.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:30:56 PM
One of my cats does. The other has no interest in it, though he'll sometimes come and sleep under the bed. We don't let our dog sleep with us--for her own safety. First, we have a bed that is VERY high off the floor and I'd worry about her jumping down and hurting herself. And secondly, my SO is a flailer at night. He kicks and shoves, we have just a full sized bed and she's a 10 lb. chiweenie, so I'd worry she'd accidentally get hurt. She sleeps in a closed crate at night. I don't worry about her getting into things, but if she DID get up at night, I'd hear her clacking around on our hard wood floor and I'm a light sleeper, so she sleeps in our room, in her crate, under her fluffy blanket and she LOVES it. We're always up way before her and most days have to get HER up.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:31:15 PM
My tabby curls up behind my knees every night. On weekends when I sleep in, he gets up when the sun comes up and paws at the covers for me to lift them up so he can crawl under and curl back up behind my knees

He sleeps under the covers with dh sometimes after I leave for work.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:32:38 PM
No. He is not even allowed on the "people" furniture.

And I say that if anyone does not want the animal in the bed, the animal should not be in the bed.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:44:57 PM
Of course he does! That is part of having a tiny 6lb dog like a Yorkie. He snuggles behind my knees or DH's knees and sleeps all night. He has never peed in the bed and Yorkies don't shed.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:34:33 PM
When I had a yorkie she slept in the small of my back on top of the covers every night-I'm a stomach sleeper
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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:37:18 PM
My small dog either sleeps at the foot of my bed or in my daughter's bed. My dh hates him in our bed, but I let him sleep there.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:41:58 PM
Yes. Lucy doesn't want to anymore. Too hot. She used to be such a snuggler when she was a puppy, she'd wrap herself around my head or tuck herself under my arm. Sometimes I'd wake up to a warm puppy against my back. Love. Now, she will jump up and lay by my feet, then jump down. She WILL hop up and sleep with me in the morning if I'm sleeping in.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:43:00 PM
No way! We have a small breed and he isn't a very sound sleeper, he wakes both Dh and I up. He does sleep with our boys, whoever is home or leaves his door open.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:08:29 PM
My pets have always slept where they wanted to, and if that means the bed, I am thrilled to have them! Currently we have 3 cats and a rabbit. One of our cats is almost always in bed when I am, one is about 50/50, one never- but he is not such a fan of me for some reason- her tolerates me- but he has only always loved one of our girl kitties, the rabbit and my husband. My husband has a couch in his computer room, which is also were the bunny lives (we have a baby gate and have bunny proofed the room so he can run free) and when he lays down on the couch to read the bun comes right up to HM and snuggles down with him. The boy kitty who doesn't love me will typically join them. The few times my husband sleeps there the bun has stayed with him all night. So, clearly, we have no boundaries with out animals!

When we adopted our dog (no in puppy heaven) one of the questions on the adoption paperwork was "where will the pet sleep?" My answer, "anywhere he wants!"

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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:21:18 PM
Our beagle sleeps in her cage. If she was to sleep on the bed with one of us, she'd be right on top of us. Many times when we're just being lazy in bed, she'd squirm her way between us. Not how we want to sleep.

Some nights, my cat will sleep next to me. I have to kick him off because he becomes dead weight as does dh so I'd get stuck in one position between them. Cat is easier to kick off.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:36:52 PM
Yep. We generally end up with a 90 lb pit right between us with his head on my pillow. Our boxer will start at the foot of the bed but ends up in the recliner before the night is through.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 9:38:42 PM
My little Jack Russel sleeps with me. She doesn't move and sleeps with her head on the pillow.

But sometimes it grosses me out how dirty her feet probably are. It's like sleeping in your shoes.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:13:05 PM
Absolutely. I've always said that I don't understand why people have pets that can't sleep with them (think birds, reptiles, etc.)

We snuggle up every night with our two schnoodles. I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:20:45 PM
Yep, I can't sleep if my cat doesn't sleep with me. She sleeps all night and doesn't move around. When my alarm goes off in the morning she wakes up and proceeds to wake me up. I sleep through my alarm if she's not in the room. She meows at me and kneads her claws on my arms, climbs on my side, etc. If I stay asleep too long she gets really frantic lol.

The other cat doesn't sleep with us because I can't seem to get it through his head that we do not play at night. We sleep. Therefore, he gets banished at bedtime.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:21:37 PM
I have a cat, and we definitely let her sleep with us. I am not a dog person, so my opinion that I would never let a dog on my bed should not be a factor for dog people.

But, fluffy kitties will always have a place on my bed <3



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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:46:31 PM
Absolutley, our Min Pin sleeps under the covers right between DH and I! We have two cats that sleep with the kids!


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Posted: 4/2/2013 11:03:01 PM
The dogs sleep with us and one or two of the cats usually use themselves as bed grout to fill in the extra spaces

There are a couple cats straight up banished from being upstairs though, let alone into my bed.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 11:32:36 PM
I used to have 2 rats that would sleep with me. They never went potty in the bed. They would cuddle up right next to me and sleep.
Or on my pillow. Never to far away from me.
Or if one of my rats are sick, they will sleep with me! Love it!

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Posted: 4/2/2013 11:43:51 PM
Our three Jack Russell Terriers sleep with us, wherever they kind a spot. They are great cuddlers.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 11:51:41 PM
My Jack Russell sleeps in bed with us. She starts out under the covers curled up in the crook of my knees or at my hips depending which way I'm facing. She likes to be in the middle. At some point she will move to on top of the covers and then back under by morning.

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Posted: 4/3/2013 6:40:55 AM
The current two cats can sleep in the bed, but mostly they don't.
I didn't get Millie until she was 3yo and her previous owner told me she used to throw her out of the bedrooms, so I guess getting yelled at for 3 years has put her off for good.
She will come occasionally if it is really cold.

Angelique will come to bed when I first go and have a 'cuddle' - which means she lies on top of me and purrs, but then mostly she goes and sleeps elsewhere. Again if it is cold enough she'll stay the whole night.
I've tried telling them that there are kitties out there who don't have a bed to sleep in...but they just blink and don't seem to care.

My first cat Kiri on the other hand was happy to stay in bed all day and all night, no matter if I was in it or not.

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Posted: 4/3/2013 8:16:17 AM

Our cat sleeps on my pillow, wrapping herself around my head. It's delightful to fall asleep with a kitty purring next to your ear.

I thought that mine was the only one who does this. Yes the cat sleep with us when they feel like it. Mine does the head thing or is at the foot of the bed and keep a paw on my foot at all times.

My first cat used to do that. I had her from the time I was 12, until I was 33, that cat seemed to live forever. She would sleep every night on my pillow above my head, curled around my head with a paw on the top of my head lol I miss her so much!

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Posted: 4/3/2013 10:30:02 AM
We have cats and they do sleep with us

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Posted: 4/3/2013 11:19:21 AM
Absolutely not! Our 73 lbs Rhodesian Ridgeback sleeps on a large dog bed on the floor in front of the bed. We just adopted another Ridgeback puppy at 7 months who is about 65 lbs now (will get to around 90) and he sleeps in his crate in the room until he's more mature and can handle sleeping all night outside the crate.

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Posted: 4/3/2013 1:27:06 PM
Our Jack Russell sleeps at the foot of the bead on his blanket with a pillow between him and the footboard for the comfort of His Highness.

Sometimes he is in his crate all night, it just depends.

Other times he does this:

My Jack Russell sleeps in bed with us. She starts out under the covers curled up in the crook of my knees or at my hips depending which way I'm facing.

Basically, he is spoiled and he does whatever he wants. LOL.

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Posted: 4/3/2013 11:13:13 PM
No wayyyy......neverrrr!!!!

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Posted: 4/3/2013 11:37:41 PM
We have four cats. They do sleep with DD in her room. There are not allowed in our room. I would love them to, but it was DH's only condition when he agreed to getting the first cat. His reasoning is that he wanted one place that was free of cat hair.

It doesn't work that well since the cat hair sticks to me or clothing, but it keeps our bedroom mostly cat hair free. On the rare occasion that our bedroom door doesn't get shut all the way you can bet all four of them are laying together right in the middle of our bed. Always makes me giggle.

I will add that when I try and nap with them on the couch I get zero sleep! They just walk all over me and whine to be petted the whole time!


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Posted: 4/4/2013 5:47:36 AM
Yes ... and the 95 lb lab HOGS the bed. It's pretty bad when your dog knows the command "Move over".

However, if your DSO isn't comfortable with it, I'd a) let the dog sleep with the kids or b ) buy a supersoft, superbig pet bed and c) give DSO time to adjust to pets in the bed ...

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Posted: 4/4/2013 6:15:06 AM
Anyone want to swap my two ungrateful non bed sleeping kitties for two of your bed hogs?


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Posted: 4/4/2013 6:30:50 AM
Absolutely Yes! We have a Beagle that likes to sleep in our bed and on our bed. Sometimes he sleeps at the foot of the bed on top of the covers when he's warm but mostly he waits for us to get into bed, comes up between us and pulls the covers back to get under the warm covers. He also sleeps between us and mostly he's up against me to keep me war or me keeping him warm; either way it's works out. We tried the crate when he was a puppy and he whined all night so we brought him into our bed, he fell fast asleep and not a sound from his except the snoring and the occasional fart, but that's no different that DH. He has not peed or the other in our bed and he's 8.5 years old.
During the day he sleeps on his doggy pillow that we have on the couch but as we go upstairs, he grabs his favorite stuffed animal of the day and bring it to bed with him. He is such a child and we love him dearly.

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Posted: 4/4/2013 7:49:50 AM
Every night!! I have three mountain lions, cleverly masquerading as average house cats! Most nights, all three start out on the bed with me, in spite of an uneasy peace between Princess Cocoa and Tony the Tiger. BeBe lays right beside my pillow and flaps that fluffy tail in my face until I say "Beebers, you gotta move that tail!" LOL

Sometime during the night, Tony moves to my son's bed and sleeps with a paw across my DS.

And when this sweet girl in my avatar is in town, all three of the cats sleep with DS and I have 85 pounds of Rosie the pit bull shoving me to the edge of a king sized bed!

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