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I have to say, though, he does interfere with my sleep to a certain extent as I'm constantly pushing him out of the way so I can change positions without smushing him.

I have a different sort of problem with a certain big dog. I find myself waking up, because I'm trapped under her. It is the worst feeling when you feel like you can't breathe, and you wake up to find that it wasn't a bad dream, and you really can't breathe because the big dog decided to use your chest for a pillow.
Suja
Oh my gosh! What kind of dog do you have? Your baby must really love you to want to sleep so close.
Oh my gosh! What kind of dog do you have? Your baby must really love you to want to sleep so close.
Oh my gosh! What kind of dog do you have?

She's a Great Dane. A little on the small side for one, but has a big old head anyway.
Your baby must really love you to want to sleep so close.

Love, dependency, we have different names for it, I guess. She enjoys stretching out on the couch or the bed, and a particular favorite is resting her head on the nearest human. She doesn't discriminate, so I've woken up with arms or legs trapped under her, and been woken up when she rested her head on my chest/stomach. Then there are those times when she thinks she can place her face right on top of mine, and I wake up to a goofy grin and thumping tail.
Suja
I have a rat terrier that loves to burow under the covers. She will either snuggle next to me; or get between my knees with her head on one leg and butt aganst my other leg, and then stretch out and force my legs apart. I also have a system where I will let her burrow under the top cover so she does not get to hot.
I recently adopted a 7 year old Chihuahua. She is simply the best dog ever, but I am concerned that ... fear she won't be able to breath or find her way out. Do I have cause to be concerned? Thanks

My chihuahuas slept under the covers for years. They never suffocated, and I never rolled over on them. I wouldn't suggest it if you thrash around a lot at night, though.
Their habits changed when they decided that they should also sleep on pillows. We got them their own, which sits at the head of the bed, because we got tired of getting our heads noodged off our pillows during the night. Now one of them sleeps on a pillow, under a small blanket, and the other one sleeps under an afghan on top of the covers. Their choice - they own the king-sized bed, and allow us to sleep there ;-).
Oh, and Oppie, our yellow lab who has his own bed on the floor, let it be known that he wanted a pillow, too, so we put one down for him, and now he sleeps with his head on it.
FurPaw

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Oh my gosh! What kind of dog do you have?

She's a Great Dane. A little on the small side for one, but has a big old head anyway.

Wow - Pan gets to sleep with you? Ah, well, I have to confess that Oppie, all 78 lb of him, would probably take residence on our bed if the chihuahuas would allow it...
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Wow - Pan gets to sleep with you?

She's a sneaky one. She'll start off sleeping on her own bed. Then, somewhere in the middle of the night, she'll ask if she can get on the bed. Since all we want to do is go back to sleep, we just let her. Then of course, she'll go on to hog the bed, and we're hanging on for dear life. We both do like having her in bed with us though, she's like a huge warm water bottle.
Suja
She's a sneaky one. She'll start off sleeping on her own bed. Then, somewhere in the middle of the night, ... just let her. Then of course, she'll go on to hog the bed, and we're hanging on for dear life.

Rocky's another "give an inch, he'll take a mile" dog. Plus, he sleeps with all feet stuck straight out in front. He's not welcome in bed, though I keep giving him a chance to reform.
We both do like having her in bed with us though, she's like a huge warm water bottle.

I like it cool. Luckily, so does Rocky - he finds a better spot sometime during the night. (I'm dealing with a GR puppy right now: Stop It!)

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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