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I cant be the only person who spoons with their dog!

post #1 of 26
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Lol yes… the title is correct… I spoon with my dog. Why is this gross to people? Bruno gets scared at night if he cant see me so he likes to sleep right next to me on the bed. Now that its getting colder outside and we are still using the fan (white noise, my obnoxious cats play ALL night and it drowns out the noise) I wake up and Bruno is shivering on the bed beside me.

Because my little booboo is so cold at night I have begun letting him crawl into bed under the covers, his head on my pillow, I cover him, put my arm and around him and this is how we sleep every night… Either with me or his Daddy, whoever he chooses to cuddle with that night. Then Capone sleeps off and on on my pillow over my head and Bugsy sleeps on top of his Daddy or snuggled right beside him.

I think it’s the cutest thing that Bruno sleeps like that every night. He is the first dog I ever had that lets me smother him with cuddles… my other dogs used to get upset if I cuddled too much.

I was telling my work friends this the other day, there were 5 of us, all but one looked at me in disgust! I accused them of being jealous LOL. They are friends so I didn’t really care if they thought it was gross. I don’t understand why they think its gross though! He gets a bath 2x a week due to Daycare making him all muddy and dusty… but even if he didn’t get 2 baths a week, I would never give up my nightly spoon with my puppy LOL.

Just thought id share.
post #2 of 26
Well I'm in the group that dogs don't sleep in bed with me (cats can tho). We have a lab and she's been taught by previous owners NOT to get on couches or beds. She has her own bed to curl up in.

Personally I'd much rather spoon with my husband then with a dog
post #3 of 26
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Bruno has a bed. He only just recently began sleeping with us. He has these extreme nightmares where he will start yelping, and crying very loudly… every night ....its actually quite scary. He once woke up so abruptly that he smashed his face against the wall and ended up with a bump on his nose. That was when he started sleeping with us… his nightmares have since stopped. I don’t mind sharing the bed with my dog. My shepherd back home slept with me every night, at the foot of the bed though. Bruno is just such a baby… its hard to kick him off.

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Personally I'd much rather spoon with my husband then with a dog
As for the above… My boyfriend and I still sleep cuddling, I have my arm around Bruno, and he has his arm around Bruno, and I. Or vice versa, depending on which side Bruno is on. Its like a three person spoon LOL.
post #4 of 26
Too bad you can't take a picture of that
post #5 of 26
Our dog has never been a "snuggler" she likes her space i guess.
post #6 of 26
Our boy Carmelo, used to sleep in the bed with my wife and I and he would suck my thumb too. I really mis that, now that he lives outside.
post #7 of 26
I love to cuddle up with my dog Ginger. She sleeps next to me at night so yeah sometimes I am in a spoon type position. I taught her to get up on the bed so her head is near the pillow and her back is facing me, otherwise if her feet were facing me she would end up falling off the bed onto her back in the middle of the night! I usually fall asleep with my head next to her ear and my hand on her side. She also makes a very good "space heater" under the blankets in the winter!
post #8 of 26
My dog loves to be spooned while I lay on the sofa, so does a few of the kitties
post #9 of 26
I don't think theres anything wrong in that at all?!

Jack's my little spooner, the closer he can get to me the better because he's quite a clingy cat Suits me fine though
post #10 of 26
I don't exactly spoon, but like Bruno, since the weather's gotten colder, Vino has been getting under the covers but he wedges himself against my back. He keeps me warm too! I think it's great that Bruno is a cuddle buddy
post #11 of 26
I spoon with my dog! It is the reason why my dog sleeps in my bed because I wanted to be able to cuddle with her at night
post #12 of 26
You're in good company - a LOT of dog owners let the dogs sleep in the bed.
We have two, and one sleeps curled up at my feet. The other gets into bed when I go to bed but gets out when hubby joins me. They both make pretty good hot water bottles.
post #13 of 26
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Personally I'd much rather spoon with my husband then with a dog
Me too!

My dogs aren't allowed on furniture either, although hubby sometimes doesn't agree with it...Lol; and this is someone who didn't want dogs in the house really at all... go figure!
post #14 of 26
I'd think that you're far from the only person!

My beagle slept in my bed, head on the pillow, under the covers, curled up next to me with my arm around her - for 16 years. And I loved every second of it (even though she snored like a hibernating bear). My ex-fiance's dog also liked to snuggle up with me at night. I'll be honest - they were warmer than any blanket ever could have been!

Now I'm doing it all over again, except it's with a cat. My husband works nights so Snickers is free to climb in bed with me all week long. He likes to curl behind my knees. And he also snores, just like my dog used to. LOL.
post #15 of 26
Yes, three dogs in the bed at night. The 65 pounder is the best cuddle bug ever, another likes to be under the covers, another just likes to lay on your feet. Two must have pillows or they can't sleep well. Seriously, my bed is not a bed if it is missing a dog. I sleep better with a dog. I grew up like this too. My husband and I can still cuddle and be close. It isn't a problem.
We have three very nice dog beds with blankets around the house for hanging out. All dogs are allowed on the couch whenever but wait to be given a command to come up on the bed. We get comfortable first, then they are allowed on up.
Now, for the kitty kitty kitty. The cat is annoying to sleep with, 3 dogs are better than one cat. She comes and goes, buries herself in the blankets but likes to move a lot and grooms herself, then grooms the dogs, then kneads, etc.
post #16 of 26
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Personally I'd much rather spoon with my husband then with a dog
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Originally Posted by faith's_mom View Post
Me too!

My dogs aren't allowed on furniture either, although hubby sometimes doesn't agree with it...Lol; and this is someone who didn't want dogs in the house really at all... go figure!
She didnt ask who you would rather spoon, she asked do you spoon with your dog. Like we choose to spend our lives spooning our dogs and not our SO's, ok
post #17 of 26
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She didnt ask who you would rather spoon, she asked do you spoon with your dog. Like we choose to spend our lives spooning our dogs and not our SO's, ok
um yeah. My thoughts too.
post #18 of 26
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She didnt ask who you would rather spoon, she asked do you spoon with your dog. Like we choose to spend our lives spooning our dogs and not our SO's, ok
I think my answer was pretty obvious...both ways...Lol! And I have to disagree with the latter part of your statement...we choose to get married, or have 'close' relationships with our SOs, so in a way, we choose to sleep with them too! Besides my hubby snores, and is 'furry' enough, let alone having shedding canines on the bed too
post #19 of 26
You were agreeing with someone who said "Personally I'd rather spoon with my husband than with a dog", while several others in this thread were saying they did spoon with their dog. I said in reference to that, we dont walk into a room and see our dog and then our SOs and say "Gee, I think I will spoon with my dog tonight instead of my SO". The point being, you can spoon with both, its not an either/or situation.

And for the record, I have a Bichon, hes not a shedding canine, but even if he was, his hair wouldnt keep me from having him around me, on my furniture and on my bed, I would just vacuum it.

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I think my answer was pretty obvious...both ways...Lol! And I have to disagree with the latter part of your statement...we choose to get married, or have 'close' relationships with our SOs, so in a way, we choose to sleep with them too! Besides my hubby snores, and is 'furry' enough, let alone having shedding canines on the bed too
post #20 of 26
All of our 3 dogs are snugglers and will spoon with me in a heartbeat. They are allowed on the sofa (after they ask permission) but never in bed. The bed is reserved for cat spooning.

Our dog Sam loves to spoon with our cat Stumpy. There have been times when I've been spooning with Sam while he spoons with Stumpy. One day we'll get a picture of it.

Many years ago when we had 5 dogs and about 15 cats (not the same dogs as we have now), we let them in bed with us. One night I woke up to 5 dogs and 8 cats in bed with us. Talk about not being able to move! Hey - it was cold outside and it was a heated waterbed!
post #21 of 26
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Well, I am glad I am not the only one. I have always slept with my pets. Back at my Moms house growing up we had 3 dogs (smallest being 75 pounds) and 3 cats. All hated each other and had to watch what each one was doing 24/7 just in case one was missing out on something lol. So if one slept on your bed, the other 5 did too… I had a single bed but that did not stop them. Eventually I upgraded to a queen lol.

I still cuddle with my boyfriend every night. In fact, I don’t think there is 1 second of the night where we are not touching in some form. If I roll over, he rolls over and vice versa. When I am cuddling Bruno my boyfriend’s arms are around both of us, along with that, Bugsy is usually draped across all three of us stretched out snoring lol. We have mastered the art of a 4 way cuddle Lol.

Bruno is a good boy, he waits for us to invite him. He rarely hogs the bed, and he doesn’t snore LOL. Bugsy, who is 40 pounds lighter, is much worse to sleep with! He snores, drools, hogs the bed, meows when he wakes up because of course if he’s up everyone should be. LOL
post #22 of 26
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And for the record, I have a Bichon, hes not a shedding canine, but even if he was, his hair wouldnt keep me from having him around me, on my furniture and on my bed, I would just vacuum it.
Your Bichon does shed...that's why he matts...just so you know... from a groomer's perspective...I hate hearing "my dog doesn't shed, because he's such and such a breed"...all dogs shed...unless they are truly hairless...

And I stick where I stand...I'll spoon only with my hubby...and cuddle my pups...
post #23 of 26
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Your Bichon does shed...that's why he matts...just so you know... from a groomer's perspective...I hate hearing "my dog doesn't shed, because he's such and such a breed"...all dogs shed...unless they are truly hairless...

And I stick where I stand...I'll spoon only with my hubby...and cuddle my pups...
I fail to see how matting hair has anything to do with hair that has shed. Matted hair pulls the skin, therefore it has not shed.

And I am sorry but, there are Bichon breeders out there that breeding Bichons are their life, they study them, they better the breed. 1,000's say they dont shed, so thats the professional that I will listen to. On top of my word, who lives with a Bichon, that I would know if he shed or not.
post #24 of 26
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I fail to see how matting hair has anything to do with hair that has shed. Matted hair pulls the skin, therefore it has not shed.

And I am sorry but, there are Bichon breeders out there that breeding Bichons are their life, they study them, they better the breed. 1,000's say they dont shed, so thats the professional that I will listen to. On top of my word, who lives with a Bichon, that I would know if he shed or not.
The hair that matts is the hair that would normally fall out...it's the dead coat that you probably brush out on a daily basis if you brush him; I own a poodle, who is another 'shedless' breed, and I brush out plenty of dead coat, that normally tangles, and left for more than a day or two DOES matt and tangle up...so yes, these breeds do shed, and there are thousands out there that will say the same thing I will say...breeders included.

I am not saying this to be a jerk either...so please don't take it that way, but as a dog groomer, I know that every dog I groom loses coat on the brush, not just from the clipper or scissor!

If you want to look at your dog's coat 'scientifically' the reason why it doesn't 'shed' out noticeably like any other dog is because dogs like bichons and poodles (among others) have really long hair, which results in a longer shaft life to the hair...resulting in less noticable 'shedding'; more like a few brushfuls at a time. Unlike other dogs who can shed out an entire 'dog' at a time!!!
post #25 of 26
We used to have 2 dogs and 2 cats in bed but then my husband got hooked up to all this breathing stuff cause his sleep apnea is so bad he has to have oxgen and a c-pap. All that noise drove me and the cats in the other room So now he has the dogs and I have the cats. I envy him cause the dogs stay right there and cuddle and the cats take off and play Some times they will come back but then they just tap on me until I wake up and cuddle. My bed is too high for the dogs to jump on daddy gets all the puppy cuddles
post #26 of 26
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And I stick where I stand...I'll spoon only with my hubby...and cuddle my pups...
You've lost me because that wasn't the question???
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