All the responses here to our initial posting make me feel a bit better: we are not the Crazy Old Dog People. At this point I am not afraid of rolling over on Simcha and injuring him, and I am not worried about fleas, ticks and lice in our bed. Of equal importance, Ruth and I are convinced that her asthma is not affected by the closeness of all that dog fur overnight.
Looking forward, our son, daughter-in-law, ten year old grandson, twelve year old granddaughter and currently 10 week old Brady, a rescue of indeterminate heritage whom they adopted just two days ago, will be visiting in about 6 weeks. The adventure will perhaps be made easier by the ability to put Simcha in our bedroom overnight. While not the subject of our original posting, any advice about how to introduce an adult Chi mix to a puppy who will likely be somewhat larger than he is certainly welcome. Pray for the sanctity of our wall to wall carpeting.