Butterbean sleeps in my bed, on top of the covers, but I keep some doggie blankets in a little heap she can snuggle into if she needs the extra warmth (at Thanksgiving she'll get her Christmas present from my mom--a Tiger Dreamz trundle bed, that I expect will become her favorite soft spot to curl up). My bed is queen-size, so she can always find her own space if she wants it. I'd say about half the time she's by herself, and half the time sleeping next to me. Even then, there's some variety. Sometimes she snuggles into the space between my arm and body, with her chin resting on her paws resting on my shoulder. Sometimes if I'm on my side and my legs are bent, she'll snuggle into the crook behind my knees! A lot of times, she'll just back her little rear up against me when she wants some reassuring contact but not too much of it.
She's also perfected the art of waking me by standing up and shaking (not trembling--I mean the full-body shake all dogs do to fluff their fur out or whatever) when she needs to go out. I wake up to the jangle of dog-tags, and find her looking at me as if to say, "Oh, you're awake too? Well, since we're both up, if you wouldn't mind . . ."
Last edited by NewChiDad; 11-16-2012 at 05:41 PM.