Animals in the Bed

Ike doesn't feel like he's getting enough blog time.  Poor Ike.

Our precious furry child has developed a naughty new habit.  Normally, he sleeps happily in his cage next to our bed.  He sleeps.  We sleep.  Beautiful.

The past couple of weeks have been different.  The sun has positioned itself so it shines brightly in our room at about 5-5:30am.  Naturally, Ike thinks this is now a good time to get up. I mean, the sun is shining.

Nate and I aren't big on getting up at 5:30am.  We definitely aren't big on getting up at 5:30am on the week-ends.  The past couple of week-end nights we have let Ike sleep in the bed with us.

He wakes up well rested on Saturday...

Nate was previously anti-dog-in-the-bed.  Now he's decided it's better than waking up at 5:30am.  I've always been okay with the monster sleeping with us.

I'm curious.  How do you feel about animals in the bed?  Do your furry friends get to join you or do they sleep where else?  Do you and your significant other agree on this issue?