21 Responses to “Polly – the kicker”

  1. Lynne

    It must be a yellow lab thing. Our girl Gracie will do the same, or spoon me right off my side of the bed!

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  2. Leslin

    My girl no longer sleeps in bed with me for this very reason! She gets into bed and then gleefully proceeds to push me out of it! 😛

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  3. Barb

    My dog, Maisy (aka Baby Cuckoo) does the same thing. She’s happiest when she’s “jack rabbit” kicking her sister or brother in the face!

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  4. Annie

    Our dog sleeps in a manner that we call “perpendogular” – she tries to sleep *across* the bed between my husband and I!

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  5. Toni

    Had a boxer mix dog growing up. He would sleep with my brother. He would get between the wall and my brother and then stiff “arm” him off the bed. – my little JRT sometimes does try the perpendogular but he’s 15lbs so a little shove at the right end will get him straight.

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  6. Keri

    My Mom’s black lab does this too. Fortunately my Kelpie mix tends to stay at the foot of the bed where I’m more likely to kick her than her me!

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  7. marcia hootman

    And, of course, if you are obsessive about the comfort of your dog, (like me) you wouldn’t think of letting
    him/her sleep on the floor instead. My Stevie didn’t kick, but she did stiff leg me or lean with her 65 pounds.

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  8. Linda Mallette

    when my hubby goes to bed lacy our 80lb GSD and Diva 5lb yorkie follow right behind him. Im lucky to squeeze in most nights…lol

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  9. Stressfactor

    My Rat Terrier does the ‘kicking’ thing — although usually when she’s dreaming. She’s only 12 lbs but somehow she manages to run me to the edge of my bed. Any time I try to shove her over to get myself some more room she refuses to budge. Seriously, I don’t know how a 12 lb dog manages to turn into a 50 lb dog when it comes to that.

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  10. Carla

    Love the new terminology… “bediquette” and “perpendogular”. We have our ritual every night. Set the coffee pot for in the morning, TV, off, lights off, then race the muttleys to the bedroom to try to get the “good” spots before they settle. Yes, I’ve called them down to the kitchen for doggie treats so I can try to get back into bed before they do (I’m quicker than the hubby, so I get this job). One of ours is a kicker too, the other is a “straight arm” pusher. We feel your pain, Polly’s owner, we feel your pain.

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    • bobbie Grumbling

      Like you Carla I love the new words I have learned today! “Bediquette” so suits my little guy…he waits until we are settled and then finds a spot to curl up next to one of us without disturbing us so Oso definitely has perfect bediquette! As for “Perpendogular” my girl Tally had that down to science (thankfully across the bottom of the bed so not to impede my leg comfort.. not so for my 6 ft hubby… teeeeheeee) I would say she had both to her credit!

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  11. NK

    “Stiff leg” – i never knew what to call that when my beagle does it 🙂 Perfect!

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  12. Liz

    Our little 13 lb poodle was “reprimanded” last night for too much wiggling around, which turned into me sticking up for him which turned into a cranky, sleepy semi argument at 4am … Pup always wins..

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  13. strayswelcome

    No dogs in our bed…love our pups dearly ,but I need my sleep!
    Bediquette is a great word! Make Polly a bed right next to yours possibly?

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  14. mydogsmom

    No dogs in the master bed!! But they sleep with the kids in their beds so all is good!! 🙂

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  15. Dana

    No 65-pound hound in our bed! He sleeps in his bed on the floor right next to our bed and that suits him just fine. I don’t even know how we would get any sleep, as he assumes the classic hound pose of lying on the back, legs spread in a squatty pose, front paws up in the air. He does that in his sleep, so we would be toast.

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  16. Christine

    My Golden Retriever/Lab mix kicks too! Sometimes she’ll stretch out and a big paw hits me in the face. No manners at all! 🙂

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