Skip to content


  1. Eileen Boyle
    March 19, 2015 @ 5:23 pm

    Over the last decade, I feel like my bed has become a revolving door through which our dogs come and go! When my husband was alive, we had a king-sized, 4 poster bed and only the kids occasionally shared it with us. Our dogs (in those years, we always had at least 1, sometimes as many as 3 dogs) always slept in crates at night. About 7 years ago, when my oldest daughter went off to college, I started letting our current dogs sleep in my bed – I just felt safer and therefore slept better. Right now we have (just) 3 dogs: a 70 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback, 33 lb. Cattle Dog, and an 8 lb Peek-a-Poo. The Peek-a-Poo loved sleeping in bed, but she’s back in a crate at night due to health reasons which make her potty habits unpredictable. Most nights, our Cattle Dog, Mitzi, is snuggled right at my side, though she occasionally stays downstairs on the TV room recliner. Our Rhodesian Ridgeback, May, based on whatever whim strikes her, rotates between my bed and a couch in my bedroom. In recent years I’ve fostered dogs for, and as long as they are housebroken, they’re welcome to join me at night, too! I’ve had as many as 6 dogs – all sizes and breeds – in bed with me at once – just one big happy pile of fur! I know some people think I’m nuts, and wonder how I can be comfortable (especially now that I have a full sized bed) but I enjoy having my fur babies with me at night. Some of them snore, some of them sleep in tight little balls, others stretch out, and still others have to be right up against me and can get too hot at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!


  2. Donna Palazzo
    March 18, 2015 @ 6:04 am

    ALWAYS had my pooches sleep in our bed. Right now it’s my sweet, beautiful beagle, Lily. That snuggle up warmth next to me is priceless.


  3. Paula Dean
    March 18, 2015 @ 5:13 am

    I sleep with any two of four cats: Rufus, Stella, Ozzie & Dr. Phil. If one is sleeping and wakes up to another, sometimes there is a hissy fit. Dr. Phil likes to sleep on my pillow, or my head.


    • Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
      March 19, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

      A hissy fit in the middle of the night? Fun. Not.
      Paula, why is one of your cats named Dr. Phil?


  4. Roz Warren
    March 17, 2015 @ 10:09 pm


    • Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
      March 19, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

      You and I do tend to think alike on many things, Roz, my fellow writer. Can’t wait to see your new humor book, OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES: A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY HUMOR, coming out soon!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll Up........(c) Franks & Beans LLC 2019