I have a lot of choices for bedtime comfort at my house. There are dog beds in every room. The living room, the kitchen, by the computer desk, and TWO beds in the actual bedroom.
But the BEST place to sleep is in the human bed. Yes, my people allow dogs on the bed. At least me. I’m the first dog to ever be allowed on the bed at this house. And I am surely appreciative of this privilege.
At the library this week we read a fine little book about dogs in bed —
DOGS on the BED
by Elizabeth Bluemle
illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
published by Candlewick Press in 2008
I would like to present this book as an entry in the Small Fry Safari Readers Challenge put together by The Bookshelf Gargoyle. This book fits category #2 – A book with a piece of furniture in the title. You can find out more about this challenge and see all the entries by visiting Bruce the Gargoyle HERE.
Now back to the book! This is a “rollicking, rhyming romp!” My readers had a fun time reading this one. Hilarious laughter all around! Mom and the two kids are headed to bed for a night time storybook. And all the dogs want to come, too. (I can relate to that!)
There are dogs on the bed
Like logs on the bed
Bed hogs on the bed —-
These dogs, these dogs!
These folks have a LOT of dogs! All shapes and sizes. And they are all squirmy, wormy all over the bed. Then Dad comes in to join the story time and he shoos all the dogs off the bed! (Echoes of my Dad person!) The dogs are quite unhappy and make sad faces and cry and howl and go on the prowl. They all want to go out, so Mom lets them out. Then they want right back in. The family is now sleeping – all in the bed and the dogs pile on. Pushing and shoving and shedding and drooling – the family ends up on the floor! It’s COLD on the floor and the family decides that dogs are pretty good at warming things up – so the kids go off to their beds with some of the dogs and Mom and Dad bring some with them back to bed. And EVERYONE gets a good night’s sleep!
Where do your dogs like to sleep? The Dogzilla pup has to sleep in her crate. She would much prefer the bed with me and the humans. Walker likes to be on his own bed with his sleeping buddy. Sometimes he likes being in his crate. And sometimes in the middle of the night he sneaks up on the bed with us. That makes things rather cozy.
The NY Times had an interesting article about pets in bed with their humans. You can read it HERE.
Barkpost has a nice little article with 11 of the greatest dog beds in history. You can check it out HERE.
Now THIS looks like a fine bed!!
I wish you a good night’s sleep!
When we had 2 Great Danes, one preferred the bed, the other didn’t. Our little dog does sleep in and at the end of the bed. That’s the way it is. There are cats in the bed too! We are never cold in the winter. 😉
That’s the way it should be! Sounds nice and cozy! 🙂
What a fun book for kids. Lazy day dogs on a bed. Archie has beds all over the house, and perches (top of the couch) where he can watch out all of the windows. He sleeps in his crate with a lambswool bed. Only put him on the bed to give him his morning massage. My last poodle Sadie gave me poison ivy when whe rubbed against my pillow. So am happy Archie is used to his own space.
Sounds like Archie is living the good life!
Oh you sweet cuddle pups! Mwah! The book looks adorable too!
Thanks for that big MWAH! Where does your dog sleep?
Lucky you in the lucky big bed, R. I sleep in bed with Mom. There’s plenty of room, but I need to be pressed against her as hard as possible. I want to be sure she doesn’t leave me when I fall asleep.
Love and licks,
Good strategy Cupcake!
That sounds like a cool book! The house dog is not allowed anywhere near the bedroom round here – mainly because he’s a stinky Great Dane cross who thinks he’s a lap dog. The bed is instead filled with an assortment of fleshlings (big and mini) and up to two cats at any given time.
hmmmm. That dog is getting a raw deal.
You’re probably right. But he’s so big (and angular) that the fleshlings would have to upgrade to a King size bed to accommodate him…
I can understand that, I guess. My Walker is kind of like that. When he decides to try out the bed he spreads himself all out all everywhere.