You might have insomnia, or you might be sleeping with Mort. What does he do at 3am? What is sharing your bed with a dog really like? Learn in the following diagrams what it’s like to share your bed with a dog, particularly if that dog is like Mort.

And I should mention that this post was thoroughly inspired by the Bedtime Fairytales of Koly “sharing” the bed with his human, over at Kol’s Notes. Particularly the latest post in the ongoing saga. I was thinking of it when, just last night, the following event happened with Mort at 3am.

I wake up at about 3am, to this:

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Is it an owl? A cat? Nope… it’s just Mort.

I’m not sure if I woke up because he shifted to sit up, or if the creepiness crept into my soul and and nudged me awake. I wasn’t sure what any of this was about until this happened:

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Mort moves in for the neck, jams his neck between it and the pillow, and proceeds to sound just like darth vader breathing heavily into the pillow. Personal space, much?

The sound he made was not unlike Darth Vader. And then he decided he wasn’t quite close enough.

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Mort then proceeded to continue wrapping his arms around my neck and pulling his nose further underneath. This is sharing your bed with a dog. One who invades your personal space.

It might seem like this dog loves me, but I think it was a bit more about it was cold and always wants more attention than the other dog. At 3am.

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Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.