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Hilarious: Do You Have A Bed Pig In Your House?
Do You have Sleep Deficit? What Kind of Quality of Sleep Are You Getting At Night?
Maybe your sleep Deficit is connected to Bed pigs. Forget the sleep number bed or the foamy comfort fit, just say no to the posturepedic and save yourself the expense of finding that new mattress that will give you a great night sleep. There is just one thing to do, get rid of those BED PIGS sleeping in your bed! Seriously??? When I saw the above picture I just laughed out loud because this is my house only with TWO DOGS and a cat, oh I meant to say, the family BED PIGS. Do you have a bed pigs at your house too? They come in all shapes and sizes. The above picture reminded me of my house.
Do you Wake Up In The Morning Cranky and Looking Like This???
The Young Bed Pig, oh I mean the Puppy Slept In Our Bed....
Several years ago we adopted a little puggle pup that was 8 weeks old and weighed about 9 pounds. We tried crating her at night, but she whined so much that we could not sleep and as a result, we were so stressed and had major sleep deficit. Long story short, we put her in our bed between us so I would wake up when she had to go out at 2am in the morning. She was being trained on the pee pads at the door and it was working out really well, but I didn't want her messing in the house in the middle of the night. So in the bed she came. We thought it was so cute that she would crawl down in between us under the covers to keep warm. She loved it and that became her spot when it was bedtime. She was so small it didn't really affect us bit at that time.
That cute little pup eventually grew up and turned into a huge BED PIG!!! She now weighs 30 pounds and wants to spread out sideways in the middle of the bed, that is if shes not on top the cover like a bowling ball and you cannot move her an inch, unless of course, she is at your feet or in between your legs on the cover. You wake up with your body totally contorted wondering why you can't sleep because you are locked into position by the BED PIG.
Moving the Bed Pig
Have you ever tried moving a BED PIG? They weigh about five times more when asleep. As you turn over and try to reposition the covers on the bed you find you have none. The BED PIG is laying on the covers and all you have is a small corner. As you lay there shivering, dog tired (sorry couldn't resist) and don't want to move, you realize that you cannot fall back asleep because you need warmth. So you try to move that bed pig over a bit. She does not budge. So now that the Bed Pig is three years old, we just tell her get off the bed. She does. But, as soon as you go back to sleep that Bed Pig sneaks back onto her comfy spot and gets as close to you as she can to share your body heat. The body heat now triples, she is like a heating pad on your back. You turn over and there you are again, covers don't move and you realize at 3am that the BED PIG has returned and you no longer have covers once more. You nudge, but she doesn't want to wake up. You nudge harder and she grunts and drags her sleepy self to the bottom of the bed. You continue to roll over and go back to sleep. At 4am you are sound asleep and the BED PIG decides that its time to go out. She approaches your face, licks your nose and makes a little "yip"sound. Did I mention I love this little Bed Pig, but at 4am, she is pushing my buttons. I sigh, get up, take her out, wait for her to do her thing and return to bed only to rollover and repeat the process over again. As soon as my husband gets out of bed to start his day at 6am....there comes the Bed Hog. Our 90 pound Emily makes a comfy turnabout and plops on the pillow beside me. When I awake about 7:30am she is usually sprawled out across the bed sideways and the BED PIG is usually at my feet at that time since the BED PIG has taken her comfy spot.
No More Bed Pig
Did I mention that our spoiled rotten Bed Pigs have two very comfy beds on the floor? Well Emily (aka the large bed pig) does finally sleep on the floor in her bed. Bella (aka the lead ball bed pig) will sleep there for a bit, but as soon as you fall asleep she sneaks back into the bed until.......last week.
We bought a new bed frame that is slightly higher than the last frame. All of the sudden the little bed pig can no longer jump up on the bed. The first night, we asked her to get in to her bed she did reluctantly. As soon as we got to sleep she started to yip and whine because she wanted up in her comfy spot. We told her to get back in her bed. She did again reluctantly. Though she had a major attitude the next morning. Eventually, she has gotten over it . Occasionally she will whine and we have to remind her that she is now a recovered bed pig. She has been sleeping in her own bed now for about a month. No More Bed Pig!!!!
Reformed Bed Pigs
Better Night Sleep Without the Bed Pig
Seriously??? Is this what a good night sleep feels like. Amazingly, I almost forgot what it was like to sleep without restriction. I can say that we both sleep much better now that the Bed Pig has been weaned from our bed. We can turn over, stretch out, stay warmer, and have an overall better night sleep. We love our pets and they love us. However, when it comes to getting a good night sleep, everyone should be in their 'own' bed. I can truly say now our little bed pig is weaned from our bed, we get a better night sleep.
Get rid of your bed pig and you will too!
The Moral To the Story:
Bed Pigs cannot leap tall bed frames with a single bound.