All of my Corgis have their special nightime rituals and places to sleep. Somewhat different am ones. Does yours?
Wynn: waits for me to go into the bedroom waits for a quick pet on the bed and then goes to his bed on the floor. AM: says aroooh as soon as he knows I'm up (even if I don't know it) and jumps up for a quick pet and body slams me.
Bella: gets pets and then anchores herself to the bottom end of the bed, out of the way.AM: no big deal just lays where she's at.
Wiley: runs around the bed on the floor waiting several pets and licks and then tosses a blanket around till she gets comfortable.AM: again runs around the floor looking for pets.
Livyy: Nose to nose with me till I tell her to get down. AM: is obnoxious...face to face again and takes her paw to remove my arm from across my face so she can again touch noses.
Sage: Kerplunk with a flying leap right in the middle of the bed between my husband and I hoping that she gets to stay there. AM: learning from her momma Livvy how to pull my arm away with her paw to be face to face.
It's interesting if this is their different personalities that they do what they do. Any thoughts?
Lance falls asleep on the couch waiting for hubby and I to go to bed, as soon as he hears the tv go off, he jumps up and is ready to go upstairs to "his room," which is actually the spare room. We actually gate him in there, cause Im afraid hes going to get up in the morning and find something that he should have that the kids didnt put away. Oh yeah and he has two choices as far as beds go, a twin sized bed, perfect corgi sized or a doggie bed, sometimes he picks the doggie bed over the bed to sleep in. It just so happened we had an extra kiddie bed we werent using.
Tucker gets gated in the kitchen at night so when its getting late I will have him go in the kitchen, and he goes right to his very comfy doggie bed.
As time goes on and we have Tucker longer it should be interesting to see how the routine changes, not sure what we will do, will Lance share "his" room with Tucker. Maybe the kids will each have a dog in their room at night as the years go on. Sometimes Lance will sleep with my older daughter.
In the AM both Lance and Tucker patiently wait for us to get out of bed. :)
just like people, dogs are different :). i had 6fosters and they all slept differently. teddy on the other hand has always been good about going to bed. when he was a pup he knew the moment that i shown him his crate that the crate was his bed. never has made a fuss. now that he is older i let him choose where he wants to sleep in the house. we have a spare bedroom with our old bed set and he and the cats have claimed that as their bedroom lol. he starts sleeping in there for some time but then comes into our bedroom and sleeps right next to the bed. but if there are times we stay up and he gets tired before us he goes to his crate which is always open to him or his dog bed next to the couch. in the morning he waits until my cats,jango and joda jump on my pillow and start licking my face and then teddy licks my hands to wake me up which is at 9, the time i feed them:) i do believe my cats think they are dogs as they are always trying to lick us lol
If more than one bedroom is occupied, Taffy takes up one side of the loveseat in the living room so she can keep an eye on the whole house. She makes patrols throughout the night- I sometimes wake up to her jingling tags in the wee hours.
If there's only one bedroom being used, she plops next to whoever is using it and snuggles by their legs. She doesn't like being beyond the feet, or above the hip- it has to be level with the leg.
In the morning, she'll get her front paws onto my bed and lick my face and chin until I wake up. If I turn over so my back is to her, she'll lick my neck and ear- she knows my ticklish spots! If I cover my head up with the covers, she jumps onto the bed and sits on me, licking any skin within reach. She is such a little rascal.