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I don't ket my cat sleep in my bed or spend much time in my room because of one issue:
Cat hair.
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Provided the dog is quiet, remains reasonably still, leaves me sufficient room to lie comfortably in my normal position, and does not urinate on the bed, they are welcome to sleep in my bed. I seldom trust dogs to be able to meet these criteria (particularly the urination and keeping quiet bits), so it's not something I would normally volunteer.

Cats, meanwhile, are welcome anytime since I can trust them to go to their litter box, stay quiet, and remain minimally troublesome when I'm trying to sleep. Any cat I've allowed to rest on my bed seems to pick up that it's time to sleep fairly quickly and with minimal encouragement, and cats seem to have a very firm grasp of the concept of needing to be left alone from time to time. We've a more similar nature than dogs and I do.
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I allow my cat to get on my bed whenever she wishes. I prop up my pillow so she doesn't walk over it, but otherwise it's fine since she's an indoor-only cat (whenever I've let her explore outside, she just immediately eats grass... and it doesn't digest). It's funny because, the second day I had her, I remember her waking me up from sleep, asking permission to join me on my bed. Now she knows she can just get up there anytime.

I had a dog once, though, who I felt different about. She was a really sweet dog, but for some reason she REALLY smelled bad all the time, even when washed. Even though she was mostly indoors, she had her own bed and she wasn't allowed on beds. Although she had innocent intentions, her weight pushing her claws down onto the bed would have ripped it up too. I still feel bad that she could never understand why she was treated differently than the cats.


vjpokefan012 wrote:
As great as I find this bed for its cosiness, my cat can't jump that high... or even try for that matter... I even tried to make a ramp for them to easily walk up and down when ever they wanted ...


You can make a halfway platform for the cat to jump to. A desk or a stable table work great. Scratching posts with a platform on top work great too.


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...but no CATS! God dam things walk in the litter box picking up the little stones that absorb their odor and waste, soon as they lay on your sheets it's covered! That's why I will never let a cat even come near my room uggghhhhh too much man.


I used to have that problem with my cat when her litterbox was in my room, but when the litterbox isn't in the same room, it doesn't happen. Maybe you're using a bad kind of litter, because I have four cats now, and litter doesn't make it more than 10 feet away. You could also try litter-catching pads outside the litterbox, if you can make sure your cat can't just jump over it.
Posted 2/1/16
I have two dogs that love to share sofa space with me. Unfortunately my bed is too far off the floor for them to reach but they are spoiled brats with their own plush beds and blankets.
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I like cats to sleep in the bed with me. I wash the sheets regularly and a cat isn't going to mess them up worse than my own sweat.

Only cats, though. Don't really like other animals too much.
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The dog was only allowed on certain pieces of furniture that we could put washable covers on. Dog was not allowed in the bed - it had it's own bed in the same room. Main reason dog couldn't get in bed was we lived in the Deep South and if the dog was walked outside it was likely to come in with chiggars and ticks in it's coat. I might not mind napping with the dog on the sofa from time to time, but would rather not share sheets with blood sucking parasites.

Allergic to cats so that question never came up.
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My dog sleeps at the base of the bed on the floor. Not allowed on the bed.
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I have always had cats and dogs that loved sleeping on my bed. It never bothers me except when they make it hard to roll over at night..
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My two cats love sharing my bed with me.... but in the end, it always ends up with me staying awake the whole night sneezing and them sleeping peacefully. I'm highly allergic to animal fur, and I've got 12 animals.
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I wish i could cuddle with my dog
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I actually had trouble sleeping for a while after my first dog died. I wasn't used to not having a big ol' furry dog sleeping curled up next to me.

My current dog is also allowed to sleep on the bed. She's strange though, once in a while she'll decide to sleep under the bed instead.

The first time I discovered this was when I woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and had no idea where she was. I swung my legs out of bed and, right before I stood up, a giant slimy tongue slithered out from beneath the bed and started licking my achilles.

I didn't scream like a little girl. No sir.
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The dog will hump you when you're sleeping. That's dirty. And scandalous.
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I share it with my cow, a chicken and a goat.
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Who doesn't let their pets sleep with them?
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stars201 wrote:

I'm just glad I don't have any pets.


You're horrible.
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