Dogs on furniture

posted 8 months ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Replying from my couch with both dogs currently curled up next to me. Both dogs and the cat are allowed wherever. We do cover the couch with blankets, and fairly recently upgraded to a king bed so we all fit more comfortably, haha. The dogs are good sleepers and don’t wake us up during the night.

Post # 17
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Worker bee

Had to upgrade to a king size bed to accommodate our 2 needy Rottis…

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

We have small dogs (15 lbs and under) and when they’re clean and dry–which is always except when it rains!– they’re allowed on the couch. They’re not allowed on our bed. They don’t smell because they’re regularly groomed but one of our dogs does shed. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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claroquesi :  lol… I post pics of my fur babies on my social media. I do have a pic of this but I no longer post identifying photos of myself on here because I’d hate for someone who knows me IRL to stumble on this site put two and two together and work out it’s me. I’ve posted way too many details about my life and a few too many real thoughts about my siblings, in laws etc. I don’t  for example want my Future Sister-In-Law knowing about what I really think of her or her knowing  details about mine a husbands sex life!! ( I’ve posted things about both these topics) 😂

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

Nope. We have 7 dogs, our smallest is 86 pounds. 

They also run on the acreage and all that gross isn’t coming into bed. Besides, even if we wanted them to, they’re long haired shepherds… they run hot even on the AC vents. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

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cmsgirl :  Oh, totally understandable! 

I do have to say, your dog is a saint!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

I don’t allow it but our staffy doesn’t listen, he’s now banned from the bedroom 

Post # 23
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We used to allow our dogs on the furniture and in bed. We always have leather living room furniture for that reason, I refuse to have cloth couches. One of our dogs passed away a couple of years ago and now we’re down to just one. She’s 13 and does sleep in bed because we feel it’s mean to make her stop now after all these years. We moved last year into a new house and got a new leather sectional, the dog is now no longer allowed on the couches or other furniture.

DH and I have agreed that no future dogs will be allowed on the furniture OR in our bed. I’m sick of th hair, the dirty sheets, and having a third body in our bed. Even though we have a king, the dog takes up A LOT of room. I hate it. We have a toddler who is also not allowed in our bed (other than the occasional morning snuggle) – we are not cosleepers and I think having a baby made me even more anti dog in the bed. I am constantly touched all day and at night I don’t want my space cramped. I deal with it now because I don’t want to force our old dog on the floor but never again!!!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

Furniture yes, bed absolutely not, I’m not a clean freak by any means but I think sharing beds with pets is unhygienic, plus I’m a light sleeper so it’s a non-negotiable for me tbh. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That’s a nope from me, our 30kg boxer-x has his own bed for during the days and a kennel and run for overnight.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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claroquesi :  lol… Doggo is a a grey and is totally on board with as much physical touch and cuddles even if it’s from the  felines. Doggo tries to do the typical greyhound lean on the cats but hasn’t quite worked out that the cats are too small to make this possible. Doggo has lost balance on many occasion trying to pull this  move off with a cat. The cat in question that likes sitting on heads does it to the other cat too. The other cat is 18 years old, very slow moving these days and deaf. He just takes the ‘cat butt hat situation’ too because it’s too much effort to move because of his advanced age.

They really do crack me up. Vacuuming with a deaf old cat in the house is hilarious. He hears nothing and spends most of the day with his eyes closed. The dog and the young cat obviously don’t like the sound of the vacuum cleaner and start to run away from me as soon as I start it up. Deaf cat notices everybody else is running and starts to panic and runs too but it takes him a good 15 seconds to process it before he starts to run but he still doesn’t understand why he needs to run. It’s like those prank YouTube videos where a whole bunch of people pretend to run in fear and the random person sees it all happening and doesn’t know why but joins the running group out of panic. It’s actually comical  to watch but I try not to stress him too much. These day before I vacuum, I put him in another room by himself so he can keep snoozing so he doesn’t die from the stress of vacuumpocalypse!! 😉 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

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cmsgirl :  “vacuumpocalypse”

I simply must incorporate this into a conversation. Any conversation; it’s just too good!

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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lily2018 :  our dog can hang out on the sofa and sleep on our bed. Hes a cuddler.

My kid loves sitting with our dog on the sofa too, so thats a plus. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I always wanted a dog to snuggle on the couch and bed but my husband was strictly against it. Now that we have a giant dog I can see why. He’s very happy with his bed at night, sometimes we cuddle him on the floor watching tv. 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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lily2018 :  My dog sleeps with us, he is small and not a bother. He is cuddled with me on the couch 95% of the time we’re in the living room. He is like one of my children, he is a great dog, his lifespan is small in the scheme of things. I want him to have the best, most enjoyable life he can….I could never train him to stay off the furniture just because he’s a dog and that’s what some owners do. He’s family……. 

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