Since the first night Henry came home with my parents from the rescue, he has been allowed to sleep in bed with my parents. So when Chili came along a short time later, he made it into bed as well. Henry was usually really good to get under the covers at my parents feet and was never heard from again the rest of the night. Chili, though, was in and out of the covers all night as he got too hot (out of the covers) and then too cold again (back under the covers). My parents got so good at holding up the covers that they barely remember even doing it the next morning (yes, Chili has them well trained). In addition to the many movements of Chili, these two are notorious for liking to sleep sideways in bed. So between two long dogs sleeping sideways and two adults the queen size bed always seemed a little cramped. Last night Mommy made the painful decision to kick the doggies out of bed starting today. She made them up a nice bed on the floor with lots of blankets and pillows so they would be warm as well as comfortable. And then Mommy removed the stairs that they (and I) use to get to on the bed. There was a lot of whining at previous attempts to get the dogs sleeping on their own but tonight there was barely a peep. Now I wish Mommy could say she slept a lot better but there is still one more issue to attend to - Daddy's snoring. So if you have any solutions besides kicking Daddy out of bed as well she'd love to hear them!
Peyton Nicole Smith