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. 🙂