One Ipswich pet owner gets their three dachshunds into their pyjamas ready for bed. Photo: Contributed
One Ipswich pet owner gets their three dachshunds into their pyjamas ready for bed. Photo: Contributed Contributed

Ipswich pets love our beds

One Ipswich pet owner gets their three dachshunds into their pyjamas.

ALMOST one half of Australians let their pets sleep in their bed, a nation-wide IKEA study has revealed.

It seems the percentage of pets in beds is even higher in Ipswich according to a QT Facebook poll.

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"I find it difficult to understand why people have dogs and leave them outside especially in winter," Robyn Duffield said.

"Our dogs are our family they are inside and on the bed."

"Quite often we let our babies sleep with us," Sarah-Jane Thompson agreed.

"There have even been times we've been pushed out of bed and had to sleep in the lounge room because the dog was hogging the bed."

Lorraine Skewes from Eastern Heights is the proud owner of two cats and two dogs and said there was nothing wrong with allowing pets onto the bed.

"I'm a bit surprised that some people say it's unhygienic," she said.

"Most inside pets are clean, I have children and it's not that different to the kids sleeping on the bed."

Some Facebook commenters however were of the opinion that our furry friends belonged outside.

"No they are not even allowed in the house," said Jennifer Stone.

"Ask yourself, 'Would I feel comfortable in the dog's bed?' don't think so," agreed Jean Fogarty.

"Sometimes too much attention encourages separation anxiety."

Speaking of separation anxiety, more than one of our Facebook friends said that they preferred falling asleep with their pets rather than their significant others.

"I prefer my dog to my husband any day of the week," said Susan Gough.

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