I got the message. Stop being a wimp. Put on my big girl panties. And stop whining about sharing the bed with my dog.
Time to look at the benefits of sharing a bed with my dog.
Benefit #1: Save money on dental floss. By the time I pull Honey’s tail fur out from between my teeth, popcorn kernels have no chance of staying stuck.
Benefit #2: Toughen up. Night after night of being kicked in the kidneys means no mugger in a dark alley has a chance of hurting me.
Benefit #3: Tolerate temperature extremes. After sleeping without covers in the winter and with a furry furnace under my chin in the summer, Sahara and Antarctica pose no threat.
Benefit #4: Weight loss. No, you don’t want to go to bed with a little snack with a hungry golden retriever on the loose.
Benefit #5: Reminders to wash the sheets. Hey, sometimes I’m not sure how long it’s been since I changed the sheets. But the handy dog hair scale let’s me know when it’s time to do the laundry.
Benefit #6: Friendship. I’m a member of an elite club of crazy dog (and cat) people who sacrifice their sleep for love.
So maybe if Honey can put up with sharing my bed with me, I can benefit from sharing my bed with her.
Your Turn: Any wacky benefits you get from sharing sleeping space with your pet?