I was barking with a friend the other day and he said he wasn’t allowed to sleep with his humans at night. I know that some humans believe that allowing a pet to sleep on the bed with them is not a good thing.
They say that you can get sicknesses or that we are dirty. Well, DixieLee and I have had all of our shots and Mom has a special cover she puts on the bed that is easy to wash so we don’t have to worry about getting the bed dirty. She said she would like to have a pretty spread but you can either have nice stuff or pets. Whatever that means.
They also say that if people sleep with their pets they can get ticks and fleas. That is true but only if we have ticks or fleas and we don’t. At least not so far. We wear tick and flea stuff and we get buggy checked all the time.
People also say people shouldn’t sleep with pets because they can disrupt sleep. That is probably true. DixieLee kicks in her sleep and when she kicks me I wake up and jump off the bed. I guess she wakes Mom up too because she usually tells me to stop pacing and go back to sleep.
If a people has big pets like me and DixieLee they might not be able to stretch out good. DixieLee likes to sleep with her head on Mom’s shoulder and I like to sleep with my head on her feet. Mom says she hates to turn over because she doesn’t want to wake us.
DixieLee is also a blanket hog. She plops down and the blanket gets pulled away from Mom making her cold.
I think unless someone is allergic, sleeping with a pet is a good thing. Pets like to cuddle. Mom says she finds it peaceful when she hears DixieLee snoring away. She says that the snoring is hypnotizing and helps her fall asleep.
Mom also says knowing that we are all safe and sound makes her feel relaxed and since we have better hearing than her makes her feel safe. Except when there is a false alarm and I wake her for no reason. Not that t happens often, just sayin’.
Snuggling with a pet keeps people warm. It’s really nice in the wintertime when it is cold and windy outside.
And the bestest reason for letting pets sleep with our humans is that we like it. Mom and Dad are busy most of the day so we don’t get to spend much time with them. It’s nice to cuddle up and just be with them. I’m sure you feel the same way about your humans.
Sorry but all this writing has warn me out. Time for a nap… on the big bed, of course.
Your sleepy friend,
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