12-03-2017, 11:38 PM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
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The sleeping cuddled up together thing must depend on the individuals. All my dogs have always been allowed to sleep in the bed with me if they want. Sometimes they do and sometimes I wake up and they've been in their crate or in another room on the couch or on the floor in my bedroom.
It's not fair to forbid them to be on on my bed and let my cats sleep on the bed with me. And my cats are literally Velcro cats and have to be as close as possible to me at all times. I've gotten home and found the cats and dog all cuddled up and in s pile sleeping together lots of times. They're finally bonded.
My dog really bonded with my formerly feral cat that unfortunately died of cancer last June. He found the cancer and kept excessively grooming his ears. I asked the vet to biopsy and was told it's just otitis it's not cancer. I persisted and it was cancer. He had several surgeries and was declared cancer free and it was a non aggressive cancer that they swore wouldn't return for at least five years. Within two months my dog was going crazy licking the ears again. Back to the vet who insisted the cat was fine. I told him my dog says the cancer is back and he smelled it the first time so he biopsied again and sure enough it was back and had metastasized. One picture the cat had a donut and bandages after surgery and the dog was leaning his head on him he literally tried to care for him and wanted to be with him all the time.
Point of this sad story was the two of them were always cuddling and sleeping together and now I find him sleeping cuddled with my other cats and he loves to be close to me too.
There's definitely exceptions, but all my animals like to be close to each other and touching or leaning. They'll climb over and step over and on each over, lean on and now like contact.
Even my last dog loved being close to my youngest cat. And my two remaining cats are like brothers always on each other.