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Pets on bed

My pets don't know the difference between my girlfriend and a bunch of pillows under the sheets.

I have discovered some people don't let their pets in bed because it's unsanitary. Some don't even let them in the bedroom!

be it resolved: Pets in bed. Yes? No?

What do you do when "the mood" kicks in? Leave them there? Kick them out? As you can see, my Shih tzu is a c**kblocker.


Or just post "pets in bed" photos. Whee!


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Mar. 25th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yes to pets in bed. My dog takes my spot in bed after I leave in the morning and spoons with my fiance, under the covers, with her head on my pillow.

She has her own crib mattress and blankets to sleep on during the night (just because she doesn't fit in bed too well when we are both in it).

When we're in the mood, she's learned to just lay on her bed and ignore us.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
First, LOL on the icon. Did you see the youtube video of the "girl in pink"? She seemed to take it all in stride.

Our dog can't jump that high. So she'll just huff and puff and then make this revving-motor sound until she starts outright barking.

Fortunately, she doesn't take up too much room.
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Mar. 25th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)

I used to have a collie in a previous relationship. That dog wouldn't allow any human contact. He;d get agitated with hugs. Putting him in the garage was the start of foreplay.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! Pets on bed! ALthough really...two cats pluss me and my boyfriend makes for a crowded bed. I think we need to upgrade to a kingsize!

As for 'the mood'. If my boyfriend and I kiss while on the bed the cats run away. Hahahaha.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
They stare at us. One time, we realized one of them was on the armoire watching the entire time.
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Mar. 25th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Cats in the bed yes. Dog in the bed when the s/o is not home. He makes him sleep in the crate though. When we're about to do it, unless the cats are like, right up near our junk we just ignore them. There tends to be a lot of pushing off the bed though once things get started.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
Yes yes yes. Extreme cleanliness isn't good for your health anyway.

Kitty leaves the room if her human pillows start moving around too much for her liking...
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)

Mar. 25th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)

In retrospect, I should have made this a request for pictures post.
Mar. 30th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
i love this, LOL.

your dog: sorry, bed's ours.
your cat: wanna make somethin' of it??
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Unsanitary or not both of our Great Danes sleep in bed with us every night. Phoebe sleeps under the blanket with me until she gets too hot at which point she wriggles out and puts her head on my pillow, Apollo sleeps at my feet. Why I get all 245 pounds of dog on my side and my husband gets an entire half of the bed to himself I'm not sure.

We typically have to kick them out to get frisky, they're way too curious.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! all those bodies must generate a lot of heat
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Certainly does, but that's fine by me! They keep me toasty warm.

I don't have any pictures of Apollo and Phoebe but here's Apollo and our last Dane, Athena (the white one):
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
OMG. That is adorable
Mar. 25th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
That is so cute.
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
ahhh they're as long as you (or whoever the human is)! LOVE IT!
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
I know! And I'm 5'9" so it's not like I'm tiny myself. Athena was about my husband's height when she was on her hind legs and he's 6'3". I swear they don't NEED to take up that much room in the bed though.
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
We have those sheets. I can't imagine sharing the bed with 2 great danes and another person.

Mar. 25th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
I wish there was a way to get a picture of all four of us in bed at once, even I'd like to see it! But there's not usually a third person in our room while we're in bed, lol. And especially not one with a camera!
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
A camera with a timer might do it.

Do the dogs stretch their legs out like that when both people are in the bed?
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Good point!

They sure do. Apollo isn't too bad since he sleeps on the outside/bottom of the bed. But Phoebe sleeps in the middle, so she pushes one of us with her back and the other with her paws.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
My cat is allowed on the bed during the day, but I kick him out at night. I sleep with my door shut, and the cat starts to get restless around four in the morning. I don't want to have to get up and let him out when I'd much rather be sleeping. He's used to be 'asked' to leave, so kicking him out if there's company isn't a big deal either.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
1. Yes, pets in bed.

2. Ignore them, as they tend to ignore us when it happens, too.

Mar. 25th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Awww... that's cute. :)

My stance is and always has been, the pets can sit/lie on whatever we sit/lie on. Bed, couch, chair, toilet (? if they want to lol, bathtub, and floor (duh) are all yes. Table, countertop, desk are all no.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Since I'm the one asking, I better answer.

Two cats and the dog are welcome. We have a third cat I banish in the basement. He's a biggun and will eat all the food. He is also scrappy with the other cats and likes to push stuff off counters. The others lay on us. The piebald cat lays on my girlfriend and stares at her all night. The tabby roams. He likes to lay on me and knead my stomach. It pisses off my gf when I pretend its a "paw-job"

We shoo them away for sex. The dog has to be put on another floor. If she's in the bed, the staring is creepy. Also, her bouncing up and down during sex makes us laugh too much.
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Is that your dog in this icon? in any case cute icon is cute.
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
It sure is. Thanks. She's always giving me the side-eye.

Animated icon is more animated
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
I love it.
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yes. The cats (all three of 'em!) and the dog are both welcome, just not at the same time. Most nights, the dog sleeps in her crate and the cats sleep in the bed, but sometimes I lock the cats out of the bedroom and let the dog up if she's been especially good.

The cats usually take off when sex starts happening, and the dog sleeps with us infrequently enough that the question hasn't even come up yet. But I imagine we'd just pop her back in her crate. When my BF and I got together we were in college, living in a frat house with a zillion random animals, and I kept fish for a long time, so animal eyes on us doesn't even register any more, lol
Mar. 25th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yes to cats in the bed. We sometimes allow them to stay when we get frisky. Other times they are just inappropriate and sniff around where they don't belong or run across us.
Mar. 25th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
If it were up to me I'd say no, but since I can't be bothered to shut my door during the day the cat gets on my bed when I'm up. I've found poo smears and litter on my blankets/sheets and it disgusts me. I try really hard not to think about what I'm not seeing.

He won't sleep with me though because I panic in my sleep if something is holding down my legs. He's tried laying on me to be catapulted across the room one too many times. Now he sleeps elsewhere. And my dog has never been allowed in the bed.
Mar. 25th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yes! Although the cat likes to sleep across my neck or on my face (I think he wants to suffocate me & then eat my eyeballs). He doesn't always sleep on my bed but will sometimes appear at 3am to claw his way under my duvet or clean my eyebrows for me.

& he looks a little like your kitty too!

Mar. 25th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Cat, ok. Dog, no. When we had a cat, he sometimes slept on the bed. Mostly he hung out on the bed when we weren't there, but would sometimes sleep there at night.

But our dogs? Heck no. Too much hair. Too much stink.
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
In our case, the dog sheds much less than the cats, if at all.

However, her breath can be questionable.

Mar. 25th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
Pets in bed, yes. I don't have any pictures though because they only get in bed if both my husband and I are in bed usually lol
Mar. 25th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
There is plenty of room for the pets on my queen sized bed. The dog usually curls up in a little ball under the covers, one cat sleeps by my head and the other one at the foot of the bed.
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
The little dog sleeps in the bed (see icon). The big dog can't get in the bed anymore :( and never really slept with us anyways because he takes up too much room. The kitties used to sleep with us sometimes but they started really bothering my allergies so now they stay in my husband's office.

When my first dog got old we actually took our bed off the frame so she could still get in it with us.

Pepe is sleeping stretched out across my husband's side of the bed snoring like a chainsaw at the moment. At night he usually sleeps under the covers on my side of the bed. He does not fill the purpose of living heating pad nearly as well as my Lhasa Apso did though.

When "the mood" hits the big dog just chills on the floor or in his bed and doesn't care. The little dog hides in the closet - I guess he finds it disturbing. He goes there himself - we don't ever chase him away.
Mar. 25th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
Psh, sanitation is so over rated :P The dogs are welcome on the bed but the corgi isn't supposed to jump and Arya freaks out if you move. So if my husband is in bed, probably no pets.. if it's just me I'll set Mochi on the bed with me and invite Arya. She'll jump down the first time I turn over.. and if Mochi's not on the bed she'll spend the morning hoping up and down depending on my movements XD If we ever get cats they'll be welcome on the bed, too.

We need a king!
Mar. 25th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Nope. No way in hell. I don't give a crap about it being unsanitary, but I need my space! My kingsize bed feels overly crowded with two significantly smaller than average humans in it. I don't let the dogs in the bedroom either. They don't even get to go upstairs.
Mar. 25th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
No pets in the bed.

Dex generally has the run of the whole house, to include couch/futon/whatever, but it's nice for my mildly allergic husband to have one dog-free zone.

Also, he is allowed on the hotel bed when we're roadtripping, which is how I know that he takes up all the room. He is a small dog, I don't know how he manages to take up all the room, but he does.
Mar. 25th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
No pets in bed. I do not have nearly enough space, and I'm mildly allergic to one of the dogs, so having her in bed with me might cause me to get hives. Not that much fun.

Cats aren't allowed in the bedroom at all, because I am seriously allergic to them, and an allergen-free space at night is the only way we all survive.

Dogs don't care about sex, particularly since they're not in the bed. :)
Mar. 25th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
Yes pets in the bed.

Moo & Kitty start off spooning - usually Moo is curled up at my stomach and Kitty is up against my back. By the morning Moo is on my pillow, usually hogging most of it. Occasionally we end up with a cat or two. I have second pillow next to mine where one cat used to sleep, but hasn't been lately. The other cat parks it on top of me or in between my legs (so I can't move). I have no clue what the third cat does at night.

I really want to know why they all sleep on my side and my husband gets his side to himself.
Mar. 26th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
as one of our cats thinks all other 4 legged creatures are satan incarnate, the master bedroom is her home and off limits to the other animals. so she lets us in bed with her. She even has a bedtime routine. When we're walking up from the lower level to the bed level (it's a bedroom with a loft room where our bed is), she runs up the stairs to meet us in bed. She gets on the bookshelf headboard to wait for my husband to pour his water from his cup into her coffee cup (only way she'll drink water). Then she sits next to him on the bed while he takes his socks and slippers off. I lay down and she comes and lays down next to me, between us. She proceeds to bathe me and then herself and then curls up under my blanket until morning when she worms in under his arms. This is every single night like clockwork
Mar. 30th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
to OP - there's someone under those cats and covers?? if there is, i seriously cannot tell LOL.

i keep seeing articles insisting that pets should be locked out of the bedroom for allergy/sanitary/better sleep purposes, and i'm fully convinced that these people either a) don't have pets or b) have Stepford pets that never move a paw or whisker out of turn (in other words, they need a reality check--pets usu don't behave that well :P)

yes - Meru sleeps with me. sometimes she will go sleep on the couch (and sometimes i boot her furry ass off the bed) but 99% of mornings, i wake up and either feel her curled up next to me or look around after opening my eyes and spot her.

or i get this view:

bonus--mid-December, i bought a new fleece blanket and put it on the bed after changing the sheets out. of course, she decided to claim it five seconds later :P

Edited at 2011-03-30 03:59 am (UTC)
Mar. 30th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yes to pets on the bed. It started as a survival thing when I was in college. It seemed the only way my oldest dog would calm down enough and not think that every car that went by or every neighbour that talked loudly was coming to kill me was to take a nap with her. =P Now, 11 years and a husband later, we have three in the bed.

We either don't let them in (they don't get 24-7 bed access) or kick em out. The scratching at the door gets old really fast though. =P
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