He Who Sleeps with Dogs

The most hotly debated topic in the pet community has to be the dogs in bed question. Some people say that this should be forbidden —others welcome the hounds with open arms.

To listen to dog nuts experts, you’d think you were letting your teenage kids climb into bed with you.

I’m a lot more flexible –but it may be becoming an issue.

One of our dogs –the smart one– places herself unobtrusively at the foot of the bed. The other –the not so bright one– insists on stretching out up near my face. That wouldn’t be so bad if she didn’t lick my head and try to put her tongue in my mouth when I’m sleeping. There are worse things to wake up to at 1:30am, but not many.

Some nights the the head licker ends up downstairs in her crate. She’s happy to sleep there, but other times she looks up at you with those big brown eyes and wins the battle of the bed. Those are the nights I let sleeping dogs lie and end up on the couch.

It’s time to put my foot down. Consider yourselves on notice: this bed’s not big enough for the four of us. That’s directed at the dogs, not the wife.

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