Let me tell you, if you are thinking of getting a dog, dog sitting is a good way to tell if you are ready. First of all, having a dog in your house for an extended period of time will let you know if anyone in the home is allergic, at least to that kind of dog. It also will let you know if you are ready for the responsibility….and the fun!
We had a chance to babysit for a friend’s dog this weekend and we had a ball. The dog couldn’t have been happier with all of the attention she got, and my kids loved having a new friend around. They wrestled with her, rolled all over her, tried to get her to do tricks, and even put reindeer ears on her. The dog rolled with it and didn’t seem to care one way or the other what they were doing. But they had the time of their lives. Meanwhile, she followed my husband around the house. He insists that she knew he was the master of the home and that was why she followed him. I had to laugh-at least someone made him feel that way! Just kidding!
But here’s the one thing she did that perplexed me. When it came time for bed, no she was not shy about jumping into bed with us, which of course we did not mind. But she not only jumped on the bed, she went in the bed. She burrowed under the covers and went to sleep down by our feet. If I hadn’t heard that she does this at times, I would have been really worried, but still, I couldn’t sleep, thinking that she was going to have trouble breathing down there. So every so often, I’d lift the covers and she would look up at me as if to say, “What do you want? I’m sleeping!” I must admit, it was kind of really cute!
Does your dog sleep in your bed with you???