It’s adorable when your pets cuddle up beside you on the bed and the cuteness overload can make you forget all the problems in the world. However, some pets are a bit more greedy and just looove 'stealing' their owners’ spots on the bed, claiming them as their own.

Scroll down and check out Bored Panda’s collection of the most hilarious and adorable photos of bed-stealing cats and dogs whose owners couldn’t help but post pictures of them online. Remember to upvote your faves and let us know in the comments if your pet is a bed-stealing derp or floof, too! And be sure to scroll down for our interview with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

If you’ve ever wondered why doggos and cattos do this, there are a few possible reasons for that kind of behavior. Wag reports that some dogs can do this for negative reasons like disrespect and dominance while others steal your spot because they want to show you how much they love you and how loyal they are to you.

#1

My Cat Wuffy Waits Until My Daughter Has Left For School Before Crawling Under Her Blanket And Putting Herself To Bed

My Cat Wuffy Waits Until My Daughter Has Left For School Before Crawling Under Her Blanket And Putting Herself To Bed

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umutgklp
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5 months ago

Wuffy wants to sleep, go away hooman.

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#2

And This Is Why I Never Leap On To The Bed Without Checking First

And This Is Why I Never Leap On To The Bed Without Checking First

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5 months ago

My mum's cat was completely black with yellow eyes, who loved sleeping on the sofa in the living room. Only problem, the sofas are black. Too many guests went to sit down with one of us freaking out because the 'fur pillow' was actually a really grumpy cat. Oh I miss him.

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Found My 12yr Old Pup On My Bed. It's Been A Couple Years Since She Was Able To Get Up There, No Idea How She Did It. With Her Favorite Toy Too! Don't Have The Heart To Kick Her Off

Found My 12yr Old Pup On My Bed. It's Been A Couple Years Since She Was Able To Get Up There, No Idea How She Did It. With Her Favorite Toy Too! Don't Have The Heart To Kick Her Off

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Betsy Steinhart
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5 months ago

I would keep her on. She earned it!

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The Association of Pet Dog Trainers told Bored Panda that since dogs don't have a moral compass, it isn't possible for them to "steal" anything, much less their owners' spots. "Dogs will be dogs and they will do what dogs do. As a species that primarily ‘sees' the world through its nose, a spot on the sofa is probably very comforting because it smells of its owner."

A member of the APDT committee pointed out that if an owner doesn't want their dog on the bed or furniture, then they should teach the dog what they do want: "Which is usually for the dog to go to a mat or to his own bed."

The committee member also said there is no need for owners to be 'strict' with their dogs when they are being "kind, fair, and consistent in their training."

#4

He Only Gets Up On The Bed When My Fiancé Is Working. This Is How I Woke Up From A Nap

He Only Gets Up On The Bed When My Fiancé Is Working. This Is How I Woke Up From A Nap

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umutgklp
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5 months ago

give a morning kiss.

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#5

My Cat Sitting Like A Person In Bed

My Cat Sitting Like A Person In Bed

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varwenea
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5 months ago (edited)

The cat looks like he belongs right there, smack in the center of that pillow.

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#6

Forgot My Wife Was Away - Rolled Over In Bed To See This

Forgot My Wife Was Away - Rolled Over In Bed To See This

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Alex Bailey
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5 months ago

Doggy loves you!

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If your dog is growling at you or roughly nudging you to get you to move, then there might be a problem. But if your doggo takes your spot when you leave and then moves when you come back, it’s a sign of respect because they’re saving your spot.

Cats and dogs also feel closer to you when they’re in a spot that smells strongly of you.

However, your dog might not respect you as “the leader of the pack” if it constantly takes your favorite spot on the bed or the couch. Are they trying to challenge your authority? Could be.

#7

Trying To Enjoy My Coffee And Cuddles With Boyfriend, Dog Starts Nudging And Yipping Until I Move. Immediately Takes My Spot And Gives Me This Look

Trying To Enjoy My Coffee And Cuddles With Boyfriend, Dog Starts Nudging And Yipping Until I Move. Immediately Takes My Spot And Gives Me This Look

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varwenea
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5 months ago

That's one triumphant grin.

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#8

I Left Home For The Military A Few Months Ago And My Dad Took A Pic Of My Dog Sleeping On My Bed

I Left Home For The Military A Few Months Ago And My Dad Took A Pic Of My Dog Sleeping On My Bed

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varwenea
Community Member
5 months ago

Your dog misses you. Probably can still smell your scent in your room.

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#9

Just Checked Into My Hotel Room And Found An Intruder On My Bed! Best Hotel Ever

Just Checked Into My Hotel Room And Found An Intruder On My Bed! Best Hotel Ever

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Pamela24
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5 months ago

I'd pay extra to get an intruder like this!

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Or they could be trying to get your attention and expressing their warm and fuzzy feelings for you. Animal emotions are complex and a lot depends on each particular case.

If you don’t want your pet 'stealing' your spot, they have to know that you’re in charge and that you wear the pants in the family.

You can start by teaching them basic commands like “move” (or “please, please, please, you goofball, get out of my bed, I have nowhere else to sleep”). In other words, setting limits is key. Obviously, this works far better with dogs than with cats. What’s more, if your pet has its own cozy place to relax, it won’t be as likely to steal yours.

#10

Left For Work, Forgot Phone. 10 Minutes Later, And This Bitch Is Already In Bed With My Boyfriend

Left For Work, Forgot Phone. 10 Minutes Later, And This Bitch Is Already In Bed With My Boyfriend

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
5 months ago

Same woman so don't worry, time will be when he has to take her out to do her business and then feed her and then business again and then for that walk and then another nap. To get back at him and her leave a list of things that need to be done and while out to be picked up like groceries and fix dinner before you get home and a bone for his lady friend.

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#11

Had To Leave My Dog With My Parents While I Relocate Out Of State, My Mom Sent Me This. Later That Day I Got A Message Saying My Dad Overslept Because He Thought My Mom Was Still In Bed

Had To Leave My Dog With My Parents While I Relocate Out Of State, My Mom Sent Me This. Later That Day I Got A Message Saying My Dad Overslept Because He Thought My Mom Was Still In Bed

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

That's adorable--especially the part where dad overslept because he thought the dog was mom.

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#12

When Your Human Works Nights But You Love Him So You Go Back To Bed Every Morning When He Gets Home

When Your Human Works Nights But You Love Him So You Go Back To Bed Every Morning When He Gets Home

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
5 months ago

MY Human is sleeping! Go away.

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#13

My Cat Is In Love With My Boyfriend. She Glares Every Time I Try To Sit Next To Him. He Didn't Believe Me, So I Took A Picture

My Cat Is In Love With My Boyfriend. She Glares Every Time I Try To Sit Next To Him. He Didn't Believe Me, So I Took A Picture

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MIRANDA DE LA ROSA
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5 months ago

Looks at her mean but when he looks up *starts having angelic eyes

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#14

Last Night, My Cat Merlin Was On My Husband's Side Of He Bed. He Told Me To Take Care Of It, So I Did. Sweet Dreams Little Kitty

Last Night, My Cat Merlin Was On My Husband's Side Of He Bed. He Told Me To Take Care Of It, So I Did. Sweet Dreams Little Kitty

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

Merlin was there first.

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#15

Every Night At Around 9 My Cat Tucks Himself In And Waits

Every Night At Around 9 My Cat Tucks Himself In And Waits

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Kate Yeti
Community Member
5 months ago

That's adorable! One of ours starts following us around and yowling if we're not in bed by 11!

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#16

Went To Shower, Bed Was Made. Came Out To This

Went To Shower, Bed Was Made. Came Out To This

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fro_st puppy
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5 months ago

hot dog in bun

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#17

Sometimes You Can't Go To Bed Because It's Just All Cats

Sometimes You Can't Go To Bed Because It's Just All Cats

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MagicalUnicorn
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5 months ago

at least they are doing social distancing thing :)

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#18

Woke Up This Morning To This And I Have To Say, My Wife Looks A Lot Different Without Make Up

Woke Up This Morning To This And I Have To Say, My Wife Looks A Lot Different Without Make Up

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umutgklp
Community Member
5 months ago

stop it, she is beautiful.

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#19

Husband Wasn’t Out Of Bed For 30 Seconds When This Pup Stole His Spot And Promptly Started Snoring

Husband Wasn’t Out Of Bed For 30 Seconds When This Pup Stole His Spot And Promptly Started Snoring

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Omag
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5 months ago

He looks so cute!

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#20

Came Back To Bed To Find This Girl Stole My Boyfriend

Came Back To Bed To Find This Girl Stole My Boyfriend

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MIRANDA DE LA ROSA
Community Member
5 months ago

They both look like they've been expecting you

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#21

Forgot To Turn The Heating On In The Morning, Came Home To This

Forgot To Turn The Heating On In The Morning, Came Home To This

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Fat One
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5 months ago

Smart kitty!

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#22

My Dog Stole My Spot On The Bed Then Made This Face. Jerk

My Dog Stole My Spot On The Bed Then Made This Face. Jerk

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read041
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5 months ago

"Whatcha gonna do bout it?"

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#23

A Tucked In Kitty Stole My Spot In Bed

A Tucked In Kitty Stole My Spot In Bed

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Angela Patron
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5 months ago

It's a Michigan State University flag

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#24

How My Dog Looks At Me When He's In Bed With My Wife. Same Look Every Time

How My Dog Looks At Me When He's In Bed With My Wife. Same Look Every Time

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deanna woods
Community Member
5 months ago

She's my woman now. You better remember that.

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#25

I Want To Go To Bed.. But I Just Can't Bring Myself To Move Them

I Want To Go To Bed.. But I Just Can't Bring Myself To Move Them

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umutgklp
Community Member
5 months ago

this is how heaven looks like...

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#26

Should I Be Worried About This?

Should I Be Worried About This?

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varwenea
Community Member
5 months ago

He's holding the remote in his other hand.

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#27

Go To Bed To Find It Already Occupied. Who Is The Boss In This House? Not Me

Go To Bed To Find It Already Occupied. Who Is The Boss In This House? Not Me

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Nea
Community Member
5 months ago

He does have bossy stare

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#28

The Look He Gives Me When He Takes My Spot In Bed

The Look He Gives Me When He Takes My Spot In Bed

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Alex Bailey
Community Member
5 months ago

Those floofy legs!!

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#29

Our Pets Arrange Themselves Around My Girlfriend And I Like This Almost Every Night

Our Pets Arrange Themselves Around My Girlfriend And I Like This Almost Every Night

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Noez 🇸🇪
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5 months ago

I need this many dogs in my life 😍

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#30

I Think My Dog Is Bigger Than My Boyfriend

I Think My Dog Is Bigger Than My Boyfriend

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umutgklp
Community Member
5 months ago

your dog is bigger than your bed.

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#31

She Jumps Into My Bed And Goes Right For My Pillow Every Night. And It's Adorable

She Jumps Into My Bed And Goes Right For My Pillow Every Night. And It's Adorable

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umutgklp
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5 months ago

look at the paws.... :))

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#32

If I Don't Make It To Bed On Time, I Don't Get A Spot To Sleep

If I Don't Make It To Bed On Time, I Don't Get A Spot To Sleep

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Ola Polowczyk
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5 months ago

OMG, they're like: "You need something, hooman?" xD

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#33

"I Don't Want A Big Dog!" "That Dog Is Not Coming In The House!" "That Dog Better Not Get In Our Bed!" - My Wife

"I Don't Want A Big Dog!" "That Dog Is Not Coming In The House!" "That Dog Better Not Get In Our Bed!" - My Wife

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Ivana Junas
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5 months ago

Is the dog sure about being a pillow here?

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#34

Hmmpff... Typical! I Get The Tiny Spot On The Bed

Hmmpff... Typical! I Get The Tiny Spot On The Bed

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Nea
Community Member
5 months ago

The dog looks so peaceful in sleep

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#35

My Dog Ran Around The House 20 Times At Top Speed... Then Jumped Into My Bed And Fell Asleep Like This Within 30 Seconds

My Dog Ran Around The House 20 Times At Top Speed... Then Jumped Into My Bed And Fell Asleep Like This Within 30 Seconds

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Laugh Fan
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5 months ago

The zoomies are rather tiring.

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#36

Walked In On My Boyfriend In Bed With Some Girl

Walked In On My Boyfriend In Bed With Some Girl

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Perfumista Perfumista
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5 months ago

bitch!

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#37

My Dog Takes My Girlfriend's Spot When She Leaves For Work. This Is What I Woke Up To Today

My Dog Takes My Girlfriend's Spot When She Leaves For Work. This Is What I Woke Up To Today

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Susann Campbell
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5 months ago

She tucks in the dog so you will keep on resting.

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#38

He Stole My Place In Bed And Looked As Though I Was Disturbing Him

He Stole My Place In Bed And Looked As Though I Was Disturbing Him

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umutgklp
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5 months ago

yes you are disturbing him.

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#39

I Feel Like I'm Interrupting Something Here

I Feel Like I'm Interrupting Something Here

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Alex Bailey
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5 months ago

You are, do go away.

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#40

Stole My Spot When I Took A Phone Call And Looks Real Smug About It

Stole My Spot When I Took A Phone Call And Looks Real Smug About It

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logical fallacy
Community Member
5 months ago

Finders keepers, *Karen*

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#41

Don't Mind Me, I Guess

Don't Mind Me, I Guess

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Pan Narrans
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5 months ago

Typical dogspreading to claim the territory.

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#42

Every Morning When I Get Up, My Dog Immediately Steals My Spot On The Bed Then Gives Me This Look When I Want To Move Him To Go Back To Bed

Every Morning When I Get Up, My Dog Immediately Steals My Spot On The Bed Then Gives Me This Look When I Want To Move Him To Go Back To Bed

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logical fallacy
Community Member
5 months ago

Hes probably getting the warmth from your body, it's sweet.

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#43

I Think My Dog Stole My Boyfriend And My Bed Spot From Me

I Think My Dog Stole My Boyfriend And My Bed Spot From Me

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Capermom
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5 months ago

Uh-oh...that side eye..!

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#44

Got Up At 1am For Water And He Steals My Spot, Pillow And All

Got Up At 1am For Water And He Steals My Spot, Pillow And All

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
5 months ago

And his eyes are closed. if he can't see you, he's hoping you'll just go away. Ha!

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#45

Heckin’ Stole My Spot

Heckin’ Stole My Spot

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

She is a very cute cat, but please put her on a diet.

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#46

What My Bed Looks Like In The Mornings

What My Bed Looks Like In The Mornings

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Anne
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5 months ago

Your child is sleeping. Just enjoy!

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#47

I'm Snuggled In Too Deep To Be Removed From The Bed Now. You May Sleep On The Sofa Human

I'm Snuggled In Too Deep To Be Removed From The Bed Now. You May Sleep On The Sofa Human

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Maiun
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5 months ago

What is that between the pillows!!!??

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#48

This Is My Bed Now Dad

This Is My Bed Now Dad

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
5 months ago

Cuddly toy!

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#49

This Is The Family! Also This Photo Shows Why I Need To Be The First To Get Into Bed

This Is The Family! Also This Photo Shows Why I Need To Be The First To Get Into Bed

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
5 months ago

FRIDGE NEXT TO BED!!!!!!......Although maybe a necessity rather than a choice :(

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#50

Go Ahead And Make Yourself Comfortable, Lilly

Go Ahead And Make Yourself Comfortable, Lilly

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
5 months ago

Thanks. I shall. Please call the door on your way out.

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