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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Does your V like to sleep under covers?

We let Ruby lay in bed with us for an hour before she goes in the crate and an hour in the morning since my husband gets up before me.

Ruby loves to borrow under the covers and will sleep the whole time. She has her whole body and head under there and I always worry she will sufficate but she loves it. We live in Florida so she can't be that cold. Of course, she has to be touching one of us while under covers.

Is this a V trait?

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:14 PM
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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

Ha! Tanner does this too... Like you I am always worried that he can't breathe under a sheet and 2 blankets but when he's under all those covers he sleeps like a rock. I don't even think he moves a muscle.

And yes, he must ALWAYS be touching me at ALL times! (Of course I am totally okay with this)
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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

It is for my V. Makes me laugh practically every time. We place him on the bed and he plops himself right next to whoever Is laying down. He used to burrow himself under blankets but now, since we know he is most comfortable that way, we put a blanket right over him. He has one in his crate too. Never met a dog like Otto!

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post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

Yes, our Blue loves to sleep at the foot of the bed under the covers...and I too worried about her not having any air to breathe. But the general routine is, she will wake up at some point panting...and if I don't uncover her (and us ), she will eventually find her way up to the top of the bed, stick just her head out and rest it on my pillow like a little human. Spoiled rotten! Mac, on the other hand, will start under the covers, but generally only stays for alittle while...then it is either on top of the covers or on his own bed on the floor. :

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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

Jasper likes to spend at least part of the night beneath the covers. Usually first thing at night, then in the early morning.

I was actually warned that this is a pretty common V trait before I got him!
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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

Magnus sleeps in his crate (right beside our bed) all night and I let him out as early as acceptable (6:30 - 7:00 am) so he can cuddle with us. He jumps up on the bed immediately and waits for us to lift up the duvet so he can crawl in - he then proceeds to take over 2/3 of the bed.
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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

Not just V's, pointers too.

The normal routine for us is ''Bed Fred" as the signal, then they go and lay on top of the covers while I brush my fangs etc., Once I am in bed, first Astro and then Zsa Zsa will dive under the covers. Astro varies positions between laying on my feet and laying next to me the same way I lay with his head on my pillow too. Zsa Zsa is normally right next to me, with her little head either in the crook of my shoulder or arm, or on my chest. She stays there pretty much all night. When Zsa Zsa gets warm, she goes and sleeps on the lounge for a while. When Astro gets warm, he just sticks his nose out from under the cover.

Ozkar is like Astro on the nights he stays over. But, he starts on top of the covers hoping that mum will come get him. But, by about midnight, he works out he is staying and comes up the the top of the bed and nudges me to lift up the covers. He slides in next to me, Astro at my feet and Zsa Zsa on the other side, one happy little family. If I get either another girlfriend or another dog, I will need to upgrade to a KS bed!

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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

We swore that Riley wouldn't sleep in bed with us... fast forward a couple months. Let's just say she prefers to be under the covers and it is dangerous to get up and go to the bathroom because she is a pillow thief.

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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

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We swore that Riley wouldn't sleep in bed with us... fast forward a couple months. Let's just say she prefers to be under the covers and it is dangerous to get up and go to the bathroom because she is a pillow thief.
I should go back and have a look at your posts, I have a feeling I may have made a snide remark about not letting your V in bed with you!!!

I never had dogs sleep inside the house prior to having the Vizslas. Always allowed them inside, but at night, they went out the back into their kennel. All be it with a warm coat in winter. I couldn't have my baby Cocker Spaniels cold after all. But, when I got Ozkar, I was quite ill. So I spent a lot of time in bed while my wife was at work. I was quite debilitated and had no physical strength. So if Ozkar got into bed, I really wasn't able to get him back out without considerable physical pain and effort. So, he stayed in bed. At the end of the day, I would not have it any other way. I love waking up and having those beautiful yellow eyes staring at me in the early morning light. I love waking up and finding the soft ears of a Vizsla draped across my face. I love rolling over in the middle of the night, half asleep, feeling the soft coat of Ozkar or Astro or Zsa Zsa under my palm, or against my leg, back, feet, face, stomach! I may be a sad individual in others eyes, but ****, it's not about anyone else but me and my dogs.


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Re: Does your V like to sleep under covers?

Willie has his choice of sleeping spots. Usually, he sleeps on his couch or in his easy chair. Sometimes he comes into my bedroom and hops up on the bed for a snuggle and sleep. This happens most often during a thunderstorm.

I think he was probably crate trained by his first owners (the ones who lost him). That's why he is comfortable sleeping by himself. Nevertheless, I always make sure that he knows he has a choice. He isn't really a bed hog, so I don't mind either way. When he is on my bed, I fling an afghan over him.

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