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Sometimes a cat will share the “dog” beds

Mrs. Hodges bought very large beds for us to lay on. I overheard her say they were dog beds, but, I saw a photograph on her computer where the beds are called pet beds. BUT, there was a photograph of a dog in the photograph.


If it is a PET bed, why wasn’t there a cat in the photograph? I think Mrs. Hodges needs to call Costco and get them to take new photographs and put a cat on the bed too.

“Hey Mrs. Hodges!”

“Yes, Harper.”

“Why do you call the pet beds, dog beds?”

“Well, they are very large, and I bought them for the dogs.”

“I am devastated. They are not for the cats?”

“No Harper, I bought them for the dogs. You have all the beds in the house and the living room sofa. However, the dogs love you and let you and the other cats have the dog beds.”

Hmmm, it appears that the dogs accept the cats as leaders in the house. We get all the dog, I mean, pet beds.

Annie, the dog who lives in my house, likes to take a nap with me sometimes. I don’t mind.

Cats can share. We are actually very good at sharing. I share the large Queen size bed in my master bedroom with Mrs. Hodges and her husband. And I share the living room sofa with the humans who live in my house.


I even share the seven litter boxes with the other five cats who live here.

However, there is one thing I don’t like to share – the printer. The printer is mine. I will tell you about the printer tomorrow.

Do you like to share?

Would you share your pet bed with a dog?

Love Harper


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  • Skittles Anderson

    Hello Harper,

    Since we don’t have any dogs here, we will sometimes share our beds with each other, we like to sleep all over the place, small beds, couches, recliners, cat condos,cardboard forts, etc.. but at night we take turns sleeping with the big guy, sometimes just one or two of us, but in the winter we will make sure that he is warm enough by having all of us surround him on the bed. Those are some great pictures of you and your furrends lying there, they are all have such pretty markings.
    We got Pooh Hodges book the other day, & the big guy sat out on the Catico and read part of it to us, It’s an awesome book we can see that Pooh was a very wise cat, and we have noticed that the big guy already does some things in the book, we have been training him on how to take naps. So please tell Mrs Hodges that all very happy that she has published Pooh’s book.

    Take Care of Yourself,


    Skittles & Friends

  • Marie

    Hi Harper —

    We don’t have any dog beds in our house — this seems unfair because from your article it is clear that we are being denied an opportunity to share. We will have to take this up with the management! We do have a dog in our “new” family — her name is Lady and she is medium sized. We don’t really mind her much because she is older and doesn’t chase us. We do share one water bowl with her (we have other water bowls as well) and have shown her how neat it is to get ice put in it. Giblet Paws even ate part of one of Lady’s biscuit to make sure it was healthy for her – he said it tasted a bit funny but not too bad. Purrs and headbutts from us all here — MacKayla the Empress, Joel Gray, Mittens the Magnificent and Giblet Paws (pass those biscuits this way!)

  • Susan W A

    Quite right, Harper. It’s clear from the lovely pictures that you do share. I mean, look, there’s PLENTY of room for Annie on the pet bed.

    Do you always color-coordinate who sleeps on which pet bed?

    My cat Pokey used to share the couch with me, too. Even the exact same spot on the couch (which meant she sat on my lap).

    purrs and nudges to you.
    – Susan