I'm the same way, DanePaws. They have been sleeping with us for 3 years. At this point, I cannot imagine them NOT sleeping with us!
I guess it just depends on your personal preferences. I didn't even encourage my kids to sleep in our bed unless they'd had a bad dream or something like that. I need my sleep and I don't want to be pushed out of bed by a dog.
Kids are different from pets. I wouldn't even connect the two personally.
I like my bed, and I don't share my space with any pets!
lol I like my bed, and my pets do, too! It's a decades-long tradition.
I love to have our dogs in our bedroom, but not on the bed... don't care for the doghair and drool on the sheets! They both sleep soundly on their beds in our room and I love to hear their soft (and sometimes not so soft) snoring during the night.
Yeah our little Yorkie has slept with us for 2 years. We love having her in bed with us. Never had a problem with her either!
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My rat (a pet name,"no pun" rat terrier) has his own pillow, when it gets cool at night, he even pulls the blanket up over his head. I couldn't sleep if he wasn't there.
Since my sister passed her dog to us, I was never the pet type of a person but he grew on me. I guess my sister didn't have him on her bed before that's why he's not used to it. He just snuggles with me, my husband or my baby but sleeps in his own bed in our room.
There's no rule on the subject fortunately but I can't even conceive of not snuggling with my babies.