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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:23 PM
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You know what is cramped......
Having a single bed and four 80 to 100 pound dogs jockeying for their 'spot'.....

With notin' but 1 human trying to breathe in the middle....

Now that's bein' cramped

(But NEVER lonely, and ALWAYS loved!)
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:45 PM
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1. Can you use one of them for a pillow?
:)
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:53 PM
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3. For about 30 seconds.
Then the dog decides he doesn't like that, so he'll get up, do his little 'circle shuffle', followed by a plop back down accompanied by a HUGE sigh (so you know EXACTLY how much you just inconvenience him) as he lands on your head.

So, all-in-all, I don't generally use them as a pillow....
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:47 PM
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2. That's why I'm happy
we have a king size, plenty of room for Mrs. Dave and me, a 90 pound dog and 2 cats.
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:11 PM
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7. Well, if your 90 lb dog is anything like mine,
a king sized bed would be just about the right size for him to stretch out comfortably while everyone else inserts their anatomy into whatever space is left available.

(I know this, because I have seen how much room my dogs can use stretching out on the floor.)
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:07 PM
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11. With a little chest and belly rub,
ours will go to sleep on his back, with his legs up in the air.

He's kind of a big dork.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:54 PM
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4. how do you deal with the incredible stink of dog breath?
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:05 PM
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5. Canine dental care
pretty much negates 'dog breath' as an issue.

Puppy breath can be a bit trying - but it's nothing compared to the needle sharp teeth.

Nope, the TRUE challenge comes when one of them encounters a skunk - and just DOES NOT undertand why they can't sleep on the bed....
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:09 PM
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6. ahh that explains it
my roommate has two dogs - the stink is incredible

the one that likes me most also carries socks around in its mouth - i can't imagine how much bacteria is in there
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:26 PM
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8. If its 40 below this is a good thing.
Otherwise go sleep on the couch.
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:35 PM
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9. There have been nights......
But they follow me....And if you think a single bed is cramped with all that company, a sofa is worse.

Even sleeping in a chair doesn't work. One of them will get the idea I might get lonely, so he'll crawl up on my lap. After a couple of hours I wake up because my legs are SERIOUSLY numb.
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:05 PM
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10. Sounds like you need to cover your entire bedroom floor with
about 5 inches of foam rubber and skip any bed type furniture. Then you just have to fight for the covers. Probably not a fight you can win, but...
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:20 PM
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12. LOL
I never thought of that.

We manage. In fact, we're so acclimated to the situation that we don't have problems. Until one of them has to be put down. Then we have to work at adjusting to our new canine addition. And this can be difficult, because a puppy who has it's days and nights mixed up can make life a living HELL for all others. It's usually a two to three week sleepless cycle.

We're pathetic. One adult human and three adult canines wandering around in a sleep deprived haze with blood shot eyes.

And, it often takes a couple of months to incorporate a new pup into our 'snakepit'.



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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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13. OMG! Now that would make a good movie.
I wish. Unfortunately Hollywood would need to insert some jackass trying to shoot the dogs, or a dog driving a car.
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