I’m not sure she ever forgave us for kicking her out of the bed. Lexi, being our first dog, enjoyed a year of burrowing under the covers and keeping us warm. It all started one cold winter night when we decided to let her stay in bed and sleep as a little heater. We found out what most people know from the start : dachshunds love to burrow. Give them a pile of fresh laundry in a basket, a warm lap on a couch, and layers of blankets on a bed and they will snuggle right in. I never wanted to be one of those people who let their dogs run the house, but I had a hard time resisting these sad little eyes. However, after we decided to add Jasper to the family it was too much for both of them to stay. So we kicked her out. Each night she looks up at us longingly as we put her and Jasper in the crate and reinforce the fact that her days in the bed are over.
This morning she didn’t seem like herself – and whether something was wrong or it was a trick – I decided to let her in the bed for an early morning nap. She loved it.