Sunday, November 17, 2013

Where Does Your Dog Sleep at Night?

small dog sleeping in his bedA year ago, I purchased a black wrought iron four poster bed for Whirly. I took the simple mattress pad that was with it and added memory foam and a new cover. I also added a long body pillow on the back, added a sleeping pillow, and threw in his favorite blanket. Whirly has loved sleeping in the bed every night, partly because it is so soft and comfortable but also because it's in the bedroom with me. He usually never leaves my side throughout the day, whether I'm in the work room making pet apparel and dog clothes for Whirly Dog Supplies, or doing simple house work... he is always right at me feet.

I have noticed in the past week, he has been sleeping in the living room at night rather then in the bedroom with me. He has another bed out there which is a pillow type bed which he enjoys lounging in during evenings while watching television (that is, if he's not snuggled down in my lap).

whirly (maltese) sleeping in his dog bed located in living roomThis is totally unusual for him. Now, the past three weeks I have been battling a sinus infection and go to bed early. My partner comes in an hour or two later then me in the evenings and Whirly usually stays out there with him. However, in the past he would always come in to the bedroom to sleep when my partner came in, but not the past week. The only thing I can think of is possibly the fact that he's getting older (almost 11 years in four months) and he is just too darn comfortable to move and come in the bedroom, so he stays in his bed in the living room. Or... now that it is getting colder and winter is fast approaching, he would rather stay in the other room because the temperature is slightly warmer. But this is all new, we rescued him a few years ago and now this sudden change. I just find it a bit odd.

Where does your dog sleep at night?