Monday, December 2, 2013

Bed Wars

 In the past - I have actually bragged, yes that's right, bragged about the fact that Blueberry is not a bed hog.  I guess that I needed to be knocked off of my high-horse of thinking how great it was to not have to fight over the bed with Blueberry like I used to with my dog Shadow.  (Shadow was an expert bed hog and I used to set up two sleeping areas and would take whichever one she didn't want. Pathetic, right?)  

I don't know if it is because it is cooler now or because Blueberry has realized I'm a bit of a pushover - but we have been warring over a particular piece of real estate on my California King for a few weeks now.  I try to thwart her efforts by placing objects in the coveted spot - but it doesn't always stop her.  I often find myself racing her into the bedroom after letting her outside but she always beats. Even if I am already on the prime space - she will slowly and methodically worm her way over until I find that I have about 2 inches of space left before I am on the floor.  I have actually had to sleep at the foot of the bed.  I should also mention that it doesn't matter where I sleep on the bed, sooner or later - Blueberry makes her way over so she can snuggle...there's really no escape. Sometimes, we manage to share the same space comfortably - but Blueberry has a lot of very active dreams and it's like trying to sleep in a jeep while going over a very bumpy road.  

So what about you?  How do you handle a dog that thinks of you as her personal heater and wants to sleep as close to you as possible? Or a dog that hogs the best part of the bed?  

"Don't let my human fool you - she likes getting pushed off the bed snuggling with me."