But every night he will not get on the bed until I am on it.
He gets on and off it during the day, with or without me around. But at night, he waits. He watches me as I wash up and he lies down on the floor as if I've given him a command to do so.
He won't get on the bed even if I pat the bed and say, "Come 'on, good boy!" He stands there and he wags his tail and sometimes he even whines and rests his chin on the bed but he won't get on it.
He won't get on it even as he watches Kaya jump up and make herself comfortable.
He clearly wants to. He earnestly looks at me with big eyes and then he looks at the bed. I tell him it's okay but he always lies down down on the floor instead. The oddest thing is that I've never taught him not to go on the bed. Not when he was a little puppy and we were sleeping on an airbed and not when we were sleeping on the futon and not when we have slept at my mom's house and not when I got my new bed in this house. I'm fairly strict about a lot of things but they've always been allowed on furniture and don't need to ask for permission so it baffles me why just at bedtime, he waits for me.
But it is so darn cute. Even if I go up and down the stairs to get things or hang out upstairs for another 10, 20 minutes, he lies on the floor by the bed and he waits for me to come back. Then when I finally get into bed, he happily leaps onto the bed, he gives me a bunch of kisses and plops down and goes to sleep.
Does anyone else have a dog with an odd behavior like this?
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