Instead of folding up Honey’s crate and moving it to the attic every morning before prospective buyers come to look at the house, we’ve decided to let her sleep on the bed.
Yeah, that’s why I’m yawning.
But I do have some great tips for sharing your bed with a dog.
Tips For Sharing Your Bed With Your Dog
Trim their toenails. As surely as Lassie was a collie, at least one paw will end up in your nostril by the end of the night. Might as well keep it from piercing your nose.
Place treats in your bedside table. When your dog inevitably takes your spot (always with her butt on your pillow), a quick toss of a biscuit is the fastest way to reposition her.
Use dog colored sheets. We see every golden hair on my beautiful burgundy sheets. But the beige animal print flannel jobbies can collect a ton of dog hair before anyone else sees it.
Don’t wear lip balm to bed. At least not if you don’t want to have a mouth full of fur.
Put oversized blankets on your bed. Once your dog lies down, neither you or your partner will have enough leftover blankets to cover yourselves. At least not unless you use a queen comforter on your double bed. Or a king comforter on your queen. If your bed is bigger than that, you’d better get used to shivering.
Lower your blinds before the dog jumps on the bed. It’s amazing what a great view the dog gets of every squirrel, bird, or dog walking by from standing on your bed and looking out the window.
Learn to live on less sleep. Or maybe you can grab a short nap in the ladies room when you get to work.
Of course Honey and my husband don’t know what I’m complaining about. They’re sleeping perfectly well.
So maybe there’s one last tip I should take myself:
If your husband and your dog are happy sleeping together on the bed, it’s time to start sleeping on the couch.
Your Turn: Does your dog share your bed? Any more tips you can share?