You might have seen the title of this post and wondered if you’d come to the right place today. You’re probably thinking that you already know how to make a bed. I assure you that you have found the same dog blog that you always read. Most people have a pretty straightforward way of making the bed every morning. However, when you have a dog who thinks that your bed is her bed, sometimes making the bed is a challenge.
My husband and Bunny have a unique relationship. I am not sure exactly how to describe it completely, but in Bunny’s mind, there is only one person in charge around here, and it’s not Mr. Taleteller. If I tell her to get off the bed in the morning so I can make it, she hops off and comes to rest in the living room until I’m done, or she stands by the door and watches me. Sometimes she takes a little break to get a drink of water. She knows that when I’m done, I will let her go back to her favorite spot under the ceiling fan.
If my husband tells her to get off the bed, she ignores him. There have been more than a few mornings when I have accused him of not making her get out of bed because he really didn’t want to do the job of making it. However, there have been a few times when I observed them without her knowing I was there and I do know that she doesn’t get up for him when he asks. But Bunny and I both know that he really just doesn’t have the heart to make her move if she doesn’t want to, and she takes full advantage of that.
The other morning, my husband came up with a solution to the bed making dilemma that he felt was rather clever. He called me to the bedroom and when I walked in, all I saw that our bed was already made. That didn’t exactly impress me, to tell you the truth. Then, he went over to his side of the bed, folded back the comforter and sheet, and there was Bunny, snoozing away, completely undisturbed by the bed making process. She was a comfortable and content as could be and I had to laugh.
I’m not sure which one of them I think is more ingenious in this situation. Bunny clearly could have objected or made the job more difficult, but she was happy to lay there in bed and let him work around her. Mr. Taleteller could have been more insistent and pushed the issue, or rattled the cookie jar, but he was content to make the bed around her. I guess it’s a story of compromise and how everybody can get what they want and be happy if they’re willing to be creative.