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First let me say, I hope I don't offend anyone- but I can't be the only one who's thought about this.

How do you guys handle "special time" with your mate and the dog?

I ask because being parents, our cuddle time is very limited. And it is 99% of the time limited to after bed time because the kids are running around during the day. However, Ruby also shares our room (during the afternoon we can pop her outside for a bit in the yard). She sleeps in a crate about 5 or 6 feet from the bed underneath the window. A bed skirt is draped over the top and 3 sides to make a little cozy cubby for her. (actually it's quite big).

Down side.. we have NO privacy.. and she has a perfect view of the bed

So am I being wierd about this?? I mean even registering this in my mind at all?? Do dogs comprehend this? Am I damaging her tiny mind?
Seriously.. I think I've spent WAY too much time wondering about this, because I started to worry that I was losing rank in my pack if she saw DH well ya know... YOU KNOW.


Ladies.. help me out here? DH doesn't seem to be squeamish in any way- must be a guy thing.
 

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It would only bother me if I thought my dog would critique me later.

Seriously, maybe you can just turn the kennel around at "certain times"
 

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LOL! greeaat.. I can just see her with little index cards.. "2.0. 2.1 a little lazy on the dismount"... LOL!!!


My self esteem would be in tatters!!
 

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I have thought about this as well. We have put him in the crate and then gone in another room. We have also been in the same room at the same time but he did make some noise and it was distracting. Next time I think we will crate him in another room with a kong full of good stuff and move him back in after. Glad you brought this up cause it was bugging me too.
 

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Thank you Link's Mom! I was very sheepish- but I figured it made sense to ask you guys. If anyone understood it was this group.
 

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Originally Posted By: RubySlippersLOL! greeaat.. I can just see her with little index cards.. "2.0. 2.1 a little lazy on the dismount"... LOL!!!


My self esteem would be in tatters!!


I am paranoid about this as well, but DH doesn't seem to care. I usually lock them out of the room, but then they sit there scratching and whining at the door so I'm not sure which is worse. LOL
 

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I think your way over thinking something that is not a problem. I dont think he understands or most impotantly cares whats going on. Sarge's kennel is in our room too and I dont give it a thought.
 

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Mamagoose- as with you.. I must be THE most interesting person in the entire house because as soon as I close a door EVERYONE must be in the same room with me or they will burst into flames!!

Ruby whines, the cats jam little paws under the door and then grip it to shake it back and forth in the door jamb, they cry, carry on... it's ridicolous!
I let them in and they look at me like "oh.. just checking.. what?"
 

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Originally Posted By: butch33611I think your way over thinking something that is not a problem. I dont think he understands or most impotantly cares whats going on. Sarge's kennel is in our room too and I dont give it a thought.
maybe sarge doesn't but dylan sure does !!!
he has appointed himself the chastity police.
perhaps he figures if its not happening for him, then it's not happening for dh either! i keep telling dh that he puts out a certain scent when hoochie-koochie is on his mind and dylan can smell it all the way at the other end of the house, because sure as poo, he comes running at the slightest glimmer in dh's eye.
nope, no fornicating on his watch!
 

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Originally Posted By: EmooreMine just lay on the floor and sleep through it. They honestly don't care.
Mine too. Occasionally they require crating to deter them from poking cold wet noses where they don't belong, but they're just a few feet away and within sight.
 

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Shilo has to be locked out, she doesn't like it. She gets upset and paces the room. Why I don't know, jealous maybe??
 

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Well, Chevy is in a crate in the kitchen at night so we don't have to worry about it. Could you put a sheet over the crate so she can't see anything
Maybe put on some music so you can't hear any noises that she may make. Our cat has been in the room during that time and it really bugs me because he will just sit at the end of the bed and stare
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Gracie's crate is downstairs so we don't have that "problem". When we are trying to spend some time downstairs, even just to lay on the couch together, Miss Jealous One MUST get between us. When I am saying goodbye to DH in the morning - and he's a FF so it is very special and important to have a non-rushed goodbye - Little Madame wiggles in between us. She's an absolute hoot. She needs to kiss Daddy goodbye too!!
 

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Ruby I understand exactly how you feel. Lately we just lock Rocky out of our room, but we dont crate him at night.
 

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Originally Posted By: DSuddRuby I understand exactly how you feel. Lately we just lock Rocky out of our room, but we dont crate him at night.
That pretty much works for us. The cats are not allowed in the bedroom as it is.
 

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Lady Jane sleeps on our bed and she does not move for anything - or anyone.
 

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sheet over the crate sounds like the best thing. Maybe I could get her to wear little headphones too. LOL!


Funny- she'll see DH lean over to give me a smooch and she'll sigh REALLY big with a groan like ..."heeere we go..
" LOL!

Maybe with the sheet we can play ostrich- if we can't see each other we must be in completely different places.
The cats I've given up on- for some reason they don't bother as much and they have the decency to look appropriately disgusted before turning away.
 
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