Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

There’s a Dachshund In My Bed

I once said that I wouldn’t let Jasmine up on the bed anymore because I was afraid that she would want to sleep there all the time.  Well, hubby loves it when Jasmine crawls over to him for scratchies, so she’s been up on the bed with us fairly often.  Now, she doesn’t get to sleep there, she just gets to spend some time with us on the bed.  When it’s time to turn out the lights, I put her back into her bed on the floor next to me, and she quickly settles down and goes to sleep.

Some mornings when I can’t face the 6:15 a.m. wake-up call (ala doggie jumping up on the side of the bed with wagging tail and smiling face), I have been known to also pick her up, place her next to me and go back to sleep.  She snuggles into me quickly and is snoring within a minute.  When I awaken and get out of bed, she rolls on her back and tries to look cute to stall the inevitable…removal from the big bed.

Hubby says that he wouldn’t mind if Jasmine slept in the bed with us, but I’m trying not to let that happen.  There’s nothing wrong with it, but I’d like the dogs (yes, I’m already considering that we’ll have more than one!) to have their own space and us to have ours.  I don’t mind that Jasmine comes into our space and shares it with us, but I’d like to keep the consistency of her sleeping in her bed at night.  It’s SO hard to do…snuggling with that sweet little dog is really nice.  🙂

Do you let your dog(s) sleep with you?  Have they taken over your bed?


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Bedtime Antics

While my husband has been away, Jasmine’s night-time routine has been different.  Instead of just plopping down into her bed at night, she has been particularly rambunctious.  She has been crawling under the bed, banging around here and there, running over to hubby’s side and peeking to see if he’s there, and then running around the house.  She can’t figure out where he is!

Last night, I found out what she has been doing under the bed.  I had a blanket under the bed that I had forgotten about.  It’s a particularly soft and warm blanket that I crocheted.  Jasmine has been crawling under to play with and snuggle with the blankie!  I used a flashlight to see what all the commotion was, and I immediately started laughing when I saw her with her head covered by the blanket, those little eyes peeking out with a “uh oh” look in them.  I pulled the blanket out and put it onto her bed.  She came scampering out, immediately jumped on the blanket, did some blanket fluffing with her mouth and paws and finally plopped down in her new nest.  A couple of minutes later, she was snoring.

So Jasmine has a new blanket.  How could I deprive her of such comfort?  Besides, I can always make another one. 🙂

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