What Do Pets Know About Being Comfortable That We Don’t?

It’s no secret that Eko is a master of finding the most comfortable spot in the room.

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One of Eko’s favorite maneuvers is to split the couch cushions into a cozy pillow top bed.

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He is also a master of adding a blanket to his bedding to achieve maximum comfort 

Normally I am envious of Eko’s luxurious accommodations, he almost always seems to find the perfect spot to snooze.  However, there are other times when I just can’t conceive why Eko would ever choose the spots he does.

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No pillows, no blankets, feet hanging off the side – but for some reason Eko will sometimes sleep like this on the stairs for a couple hours

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Not only that, but some nights Eko will skip his bed all together.  The other night he pulled his covers off the bed and decided to camp out in the corner

I know Eko is not the only one who operates on both ends of the comfy-spectrum.  I have seen plenty of pets walk past comfortable spots in favor of contorting themselves in an uncomfortable alternative.  Which then raises the question, what do they know that we don’t?  I’m not eager to sleep on the floor next to Eko, so does anyone have any guesses as to why some pets do this?



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What was comfy yesterday isn’t necessarily comfy today……Sam’s a stair sleeper too and I “get” why he’s there in the daytime in a sun puddle but at night? I guess I envy their ability to be comfortable just about anywhere – I often wish I was that way when I’m traveling and miss my own bed!


I have no clue. Dakota has always shunned beds for either the rug or the wood floor. I have tried bed after bed but he wants nothing to do with any of them. I always thought it was due to his having long thick fur, but Eko has a short coat so that shot that theory to hell! lol!

The heart wants what the heart wants I guess. As long as the pups are comfy, that’s all that matters. Would have been nice to know before you tried all those beds though!

Whee have no idea why doggies do it but sometimes whee don’t like the heat of our cosies and lie on plastic tiles or something instead. On the other hand Mummy has no idea why, when she puts out blankets and tents, whee choose to sleep on the paving stones even on cool days when running in the garden. Sometimes whee sleep with our legs bent right back behind us which always makes Mummy cringe

Maybe it’s so whee can watch things better or see all escapes? Maybe so we can make sure whee know when you are doing anything? Maybe something else

Mummy is as mystified as you but us pets have to have some secrets!

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

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