A few months ago, Mrs. Taleteller over at Tales & Tails posted about her bed hogs (if you don't regularly read this blog, you should since it's always got amazing pics and great writing). She mentioned the battle for real estate in their bed. I commented that Rita "mostly sleeps curled up in one spot all night - next to the hubby."
I should have known better.
Pretty much since then, Rita's been sleeping next to me. Which I don't really like.
I'm a flipper in bed. And a flopper. So, when she sleeps next to me, it's no bueno.
We used to sleep like this, with hubs in pretty much that same position all night, Rita next to him, me happily flipping and flopping on my half of the bed:
|Me, happily flipping on my side of the bed|
|Me, happily flopping on my side of the bed|
But then (after MANY beds being bought/returned, trialed/returned, bought/moved to the guest room, bought/stood on end in the garage, etc. Seriously - I could do a LONG post about our bed-buying woes), we ended up with 2 twin beds in our king frame. And Rita doesn't like Mike's side of the bed anymore.
So, now, she sleeps on my half. Which starts out okay:
|Me, marginally happy at night's beginning|
|Me - no happy.|
Ya know how one dog year equals 7 human years? Well, I think awake-dog weight is to asleep-dog weight as dog years are to human years. (Did you used to love or hate those analogous relationship tests?)
In other words, an awake dog might weigh 44 pounds, but that same dog - when asleep - suddenly weighs 308 pounds.
When I wake up pinned, of course I'm in need of flipping. And it takes a complicated system of pulleys, blanket leverage and Olympic-shot-putter-worthy leg strength to get the dog to flip with me.
By which time I am completely awake.
I really really wish I hadn't jinxed myself!
What do you think? Is my theory correct? Do you also sleep with a fur-covered granite boulder in your bed?
P.S. Don't forget - the next Give Cancer the Paw blog hop is coming on Feb. 6. You can blog about whatever you want - your own struggles with dog cancer, someone you know who needs "the power of the paw", research info, cancer-fighting tips, etc.
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!