This post is interactive. This post is also mildly pornographic. Mildly. At the end, I will call for comments, and due to the intimate nature of this topic, I encourage you to leave the name, email, and url fields blank. Don't want to embarrass anyone or discourage strangers. Here goes:
The one cute trick we have taught our dog is how to warble. It began when we were singing the Garyoke along with "Back in Black," and the dog chimed in with howls. Hysterical! We sang nothing but "Back in Black" for a week. Then Mac was all, "Yeah, that joke is old. I'm not your trained monkey," and he stopped.
Still that taught us he has a singing voice, and we started to train him to use it. We'd come home, and if he welcomed us with a little warbling sound we'd try to imitate him. Now we can get him to howl almost on command, as long as we make warbling sounds, then he warbles, then he howls, then we howl. Fun.
So. This has become an issue now that we're letting the dog stay in the bedroom when we have sex.
(For the one or two of you who actually are 14-year old boys who got here looking for "toe porn," I'll spell it our for you: We make noise, the dog makes noise. Like, the same noise. Well, he tries. Neither of us "announce," if you will, so Mac can actually try to warble along with us, or whoever happens to be warbling or howling at the moment. The. Moment.)
And, yes, it is distracting, but it doesn't bother me. It isn't as distracting as having the dog claw at the door or the bed or destroy whatever obstacle separates us by blasting it with the sound waves from his penetrating glass-breaking bark.
So, even though it's a little inappropriate to have the dog mock your lovemaking while he shares your bed, Gary claims it is even worse to have the dog share your bathroom when you are eliminating. Usually the dog will give us our space, but if there's a thunderstorm, he's all in there, and I let him join me because I generally can't take the time to hustle the dog out. Gary feels strongly the bathroom is the Holy of Holies and no dogs Shalt Enter There. Also, no wives (fine by me), no Moms or Dads (some have felt observation is the best way to potty-train), and definitely no Chuck Berry (see here for details if you are confused by that ).
So, what are your views? Dogs allowed in bath but not in bed? Bed but not bath? Bed, bath and beyond?