Do you sleep with your dogs? We never used to.
When Brutus got sick, we let him sleep with us because he had to go outside a lot at night. Boney and Dixie still slept in their crates.
Then Dixie got sick and we let her sleep with us and we felt bad that Boney had to sleep alone, so he slept with us too.
Moby was crate trained at his foster home and we bought a crate for him, but we wanted him to feel comfortable with us (and his crate is HUGE) so we decided to let him sleep with us. For a while, Moby AND Boney slept with us.
Generally, there are both good sleepers – Moby only wakes up a few times a night and want to either get out from under the covers or get back under the covers. Boney sleeps pretty soundly until Moby starts to walk around – and then Boney is up for the day. Doesn’t matter if it’s 1:00 am or 4:00 am. So, Boney started sleeping in his crate again and Moby sleeps with us.
Moby and I usually go to bed before Dad – I’m one of those weirdo’s that gets up at 5 am, so I need to go to bed between 8 and 9 to function to be able to function the next day. When dad comes to bed, Moby and I are usually cuddled under the covers. He has his own pillow in the middle of the bed, but often opts to share mine.
I can’t tell you the last time I slept through the night without being woken up by a paw or nose, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Do you sleep with your dog(s)?