Our first dog, a 38 lb Corgi, slept in the bed with us. He scared me to death one morning though. I opened my eyes, expecting to see my fair complexed, light blue eyed husbands face on his pillow- what I see is a black hairy face , with brown eyes, about six inches from my nose on my DH's pillow, staring at me (he's laying on his side
), waiting for me to wake up
I didn't need any coffee!
Our new dog, however, is a 57 lb Boxer- she can get in the bed while we are reading, while the lights are still on, but has to get in her own bed (memory foam with a blanket- don't feel sorry for her
) when it's actually time to sleep. She also sleeps on the couch (is covered
) and gets in our recliners to sleep, but she knows that when I want my chair, she'd better scoot (it has this funny way of tipping up in the back when commands are ignored- she doesn't like that!