31 Days of Dogs, 10/4


I slept with both dogs last night. In my son’s room.

Our dogs don’t have a set place to sleep. It used to be one went with our son and one with our daughter, but now he’s away at school. Sometimes my daughter wants both dogs. Sometimes she doesn’t want either one. There is not room on our queen-size bed for me, my 6-foot-4-inch husband, and two dogs (even though they’re terriers). So, they have a variety of spots — not all approved.

Neither my husband nor I have been sleeping well in 2013. Whoever wakes up first in the middle of the night usually moves to the couch. Last night I decided to use my son’s perfectly good bed, not knowing Clover was already there. Polo jumped out of the unapproved chair and joined us. If you’re going to toss and turn all night, it’s nice to have furry friends.


  1. I’ve slept in my children’s beds when they weren’t there. But I have no dogs.

    I really, really, really, need a Labrador. Then all will be well, right? Or, at least I’ll have something furry to hold.

  2. they look like wonderful warm furriness.

  3. I’m LOVING your dogs posts!!! 🙂

  4. Your “dog days” are so much fun.

  5. I’m catching up with you and the two doggies Megan and thoroughly enjoying every post. Alas – my hubby is just not a “dog person” – so I take delight in other people’s dogs. I know I’d like them very much 🙂

  6. I am so sorry you and John are not sleeping well. But I get it. Glad our furry friends can help you through this time. Love to you.

  7. We’re still trying to decide if we’ll let our dogs sleep in our bed. The cats do. But then they’re always inside. The pups are usually full of sand, and their feet are often wet. This morning they woke up at 4:30. I stayed up.