Post # 1
I’m just wondering how many of you let your cat or other pets sleep in your bed with you?
We have a 6 month old kitten, and he has taken to coming to sleep in our bed for the last week or so. My husband is deployed, so it is just me in our bed, and I am quite happy with the cat there – I wanted him to sleep with us in the first place but he slept downstairs for the first 3 months we had him because we wanted him in one room for safety at night.
Whilst I am fine with him sleeping in the bed with me, I am not so sure it will work out with my husband back in our bed too – not just for sleeping, more for other things in bed if that makes sense! It sounds really silly reading that 🙂 BUt I’m wondering whether I would be better to just not let our kitten get used to sleeping on our bed, and avoid the whole thing altogether if it causes problems. What do you find?
Post # 3
Cats figure it out. They’ll either sleep on the foot or the bed or smother you by sleeping on your face. 🙂 My cats are 1.5 years old so they’re just starting to calm down enough to sleep with Fiance and I, they prefer the foot of the bed.
Post # 4
Cats won’t put up with you moving around in bed, they’ll just leave when you’re getting it on. My dog didn’t used to get it but now he knows when he’s sexiled and he lays down outside the door and sleeps until we let him back in. Maybe your husband will like coming home to a little foot warmer sharing the bed with you guys 🙂
Post # 5
our cat sleeps with us when he wants, but as someone else said cats leave when there is annoying movement. OR you could just throw him/her off when you are getting ready
Post # 6
I don’t think we really had a choice in the matter. Our two giant cats take up most of our queen-sized bed, and we just have to make do.
Post # 7
Our chihuahua sleeps in bed with us!
Post # 8
when we first got our puppies, we had a cage for them..but as they got older we let them sleep in our room with us, and of course the bed is comfier than the floor lol. So that’s where they slept until we got them their own beds for Christmas. We put their beds in our room and now when we go to bed, they know that they are not allowed on the bed anymore (they are still puppies but huge lol) and they sleep on their beds the entire night. Unless my fiance is in the field for days at a time they sleep on the bed with me, but when he’s home, they’re on their own beds.
Post # 9
our dog it not allowed in bed or on the couch either. He’s going to be a pretty big boy and just didn’t want him jumping up.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
My dog isn’t allowed on furniture without being invited up. We allow him in bed, but he doesn’t come up unless we tell him it’s okay.
Cats are a bit different…but they aren’t dumb. Your kitty will learn to leave or get out of the way when she has to.
Post # 11
I made the mistake of letting my cute little 10 lb puppy sleep in my bed. I was single and she was cute. Then she got bigger (and by bigger I mean she is now a 70lb shephard cross) and she took up the right side of my queen sized bed and I took up the left. Then I met SO and we moved in.
It took a year to teach her to stay off the bed and she still tries to sneak up when she is feeling needy.
My advice? If you don’t want them somewher ein the future, don’t let them do it now!
Post # 12
One of our cats sleeps with us (if the other one did too he would totally be allowed) but our dog sleeps in his own “bedroom”… We let the dog sleep with us for like a month while we had people staying with us and it made him and us miserable. He is deaf so when he is alone in his room (which is a smaller space) he doesn’t have to “protect” anyone so he can sleep just fine and move around and even play with his toys if he wants to… But in the bed he had to sit still and he’d wake up in the middle of the night and start growling at the light on the carbon monoxide detector and go crazy when Fiance came home at 3 am. besides the fact that he’s 60lbs and has puppy dreams like crazy! lol
I love that our kitty sleeps with me… I find that I can’t sleep without him some nights and I have no problems with him when Fiance gets in bed. 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Our kitty sleeps with us… which probably isn’t the best for our allergies but we just loveeee him so much, and hes such a cuddler. He usually sleeps on my head. I toss and turn quite a bit and he usually just re adjusts himself. So not all cats run when there is movement!
Post # 14
All 3 of my kitties sleep in the bed with us! They arn’t “foot of the bed” cats either. They sleep on top of us. Everyone stays away during sexy time though. They figure it out. The dog used to sleep in the bed with us but she growls at the cats and wakes me up, plus she scratched up my footboard so we bought her an awesome bed and a gave her an old bedspread, so she sleeps on the floor now.
Post # 15
No, we don’t… the bed is for people!
Post # 16
My dog sleeps with us. She is small so she doesn’t take up much roombrand usually goes under the covers and lays near our feet. Usually I don’t even know she is there.