In the five years that Kristin Wolf and her dog Fenway have lived together, the two rarely sleep apart.
The Lab-pit bull mix loves to snuggle with his mom, and Wolf feels safest when Fenway is nearby. But she wasn’t sure if sharing a bed with her pup was such a good thing for her sleep.
“I always was waking up laying sideways or even at the foot of my bed,” Wolf told The Dodo.
But Wolf didn’t want to blame poor Fenway for an interrupted night’s sleep if that wasn’t the case.
So she decided to find out for herself.
Wolf bought a security camera and set it up in her bedroom. Of course, Fenway had no idea his nightly movements were being tracked in a time-lapse video.
When Wolf watched the video the next morning, she was surprised to see that Fenway was relatively calm during the night. In fact, Wolf was the one disturbing Fenway’s sleep, when all the pup wanted to do was to snuggle.
“What I learned was that I think it’s actually me who moves a lot,” Wolf said. “[I] didn’t realize he stays that close all night.”
Wolf posted the video on Facebook, where hundreds of dog moms and dads couldn’t help but relate.
“So grateful my dog lets me sleep in the corner of his bed,” Wolf wrote on Facebook. “This was actually a good night and he let me sleep in.”
Fenway suffers from blastomycosis, a life-threatening fungal disease. After years of fighting, he’s now in remission. But his health definitely changes the way he sleeps — something Wolf noticed in the video.
“When he was sick he was even more cuddly,” Wolf said. “He was always under my arms as little spoon. Now, he’s back to preferring the bend of my knees.”
You can watch the adorable video here:
Fenway does have some bad habits when it comes to sharing, Wolf noted: “He’s a blanket thief and couch hog, too.”
But despite everything, Wolf wouldn’t change him or their nightly routine for the world.
“I’ve dumped a guy for saying he didn’t like that I let him sleep in my bed,” Wolf said.