Thursday, November 06, 2008

Back to the Doghouse

PhotoStory Friday
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I took this shot last night, to commemorate the very last time our personality-clad five-year-old cocker spaniel would be sleeping on our bed. Yes, you read that correctly. ON OUR BED. I made the grave error years ago when he was tiny, fluffy, and gazing at me with his gigantic saucer eyes to welcome him into our bed. I knew better, and I still did it.

Well, thirty pound Rudy is now a large, sprawling, snoring, vibrating mass occupying about 75 per cent of our queen-sized bed each and every night. The time has come - for a variety of reasons - that he be relegated to his comfy doggie pillow at the foot of our bed. Tonight is the night that we put our foot down.

Wish us luck.

19 comments:

Chris said...

This is PRECISELY why I have never let the kids sleep in our bed. Good Luck!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

OH good luck! We fought that battle 2 years ago and we still have nights ours sneaks in!

Steph said...

Good luck! We don't do that, but I would be the sucker...

Michelle said...

How funny......last night while I was laying in bed with my 45 pound standard poodle and 11 pound min pin mix I thought of snapping their pictures for PSF!

Good luck getting the pooch to stay on the floor. It has yet to work for us!!! If they do stay off they will jump back up once you fall asleep. :)

Cecily R said...

Your description of Rudy just makes me laugh. And feel like I know him somehow. Is it weird that you almost described my six year old when she sneaks into our bed?

Good luck with putting your foot down!

Landerson said...

Awwwww Rud.....your day has come....Mama has put her foot down! Good luck:)

Megan said...

yeah. so i hear you! snuggling in bed with a dog at night was WAY more appealing when i wasn't snuggling 12 hours a day with 4 kids...our dogs totally crate at night. they have no bed ettiquette at all- they're all over us at night if we let them!

Megan

Donna M said...

His mother Sue starts the night in her own bed and wakes up in her peoples bed.

To avoid that, shudder, you might want to put his bed in another room or even in the basemant!

Chelle said...

Hehe! I can't wait to hear how it turns out :) He just looks soo peaceful :)

Jen said...

We usually have our two cats in bed with us. Now cats are usually smaller than dogs but my cat is 22 pounds so there goes that theory. I'd try to break them of the habit, but you know that cats don't like to be told what to do, so we just deal with it. Did I mention we have a double bed. Thankfully our kids don't usually come in. Good luck!

Elaine A. said...

I can see why you were a softy about it then but I can also see why you'd want it to end! : )

Hope it's going well...

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

5 year habit. Umm yeah good luck with that. :)

Our 50 lb beagle/lab sleeps at the foot(ish) of our bed every night. I miss her when she decides to sleep in the recliner instead...even though she crowds me more often than not.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I don't think you will be sleeping tonight!

dougnlarry said...

Good luck!

Kiki and Lele said...

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amanda said...

wishing you a doggy free night of sleep!!

CC said...

I'm with Chris...we never let the kids in our bed for this reason. Good luck!!!

Kristen said...

Oh good luck. Seriously our fat 95 pound lab still sleeps with us. Yeah and she is 7.

Wishing you much better luck than we have had! ;)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Poor, Baby. ;)

Good luck with having a dogless bed. I hope it has gone better than expected. But you know what they say... You can't teach an old dog new tricks :)

I know, I know. I brought the cheese factor today. So sorry. ;)

-Andrea

 
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