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What Does Your Pet Use for a Pillow?

What Does Your Pet Use for a Pillow?

My 9-year old yellow Lab, Sanchez (pictured above), often sleeps soundly with his head propped up on a wall, snoring away. Doesn’t look very comfortable to me, but he sure likes it. Other times his entire body is on the dog bed with his head hanging off of the side. My black Lab Gina (pictured below) has been known to use an entire huge dog bed just as a pillow.

I asked fans on Facebook what their dogs used for pillows. Answers included dog feeders, books, squeaky toys, desk chairs, shoes, humans, the cat, the bottom shelf of the coffee table, human pillows and more. Dogs just seem to be masters at making good use of what is in their environment and getting comfortable.

How about your dogs and other pets? What do they use for pillows?

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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2:10AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Ive taken many pictures of my cat using the funniest things as pillows such as the side of boxes, waterbottles, computer chair wheels hahaha and putting his head on my pillow even when im still using it!

12:22PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

cute :) thanks for sharing

8:09AM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

My cats sleep on the floor, on couches, on the bed, wherever, but Renato-thats my kitten-only sleep on my lap ooooor on top of my jacket which is left there on the couch for him to use a mini-pillow.

4:49PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Our sheltie, Jack, scrunches up the bathroom rug and uses it as a pillow. Our dog Po, just uses his front legs.

7:25AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

My cat, Jack, uses the tire of my mom's van, the ground, the washing machine, our chairs, on our laps, in the shelves of our bookcase thing and on his "scratching post" aka a rough rug he sharpens his claws on. So basically anywhere he feels like sleeping except for his actual bed we bought him lol.

8:09PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

My cats use my lap, stomach or arm of my recliner chair for a pillow when they are sitting on my lap.

1:31PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

The floor and window ledge :)

11:23AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

I think my dog knows how to get my attention, when he sleeps to sleep, he curls up in his bed and is silent, when he sleeps for attention, he sleeps in odd positions and snores loudly - he knows we can't resist and I see other owners are the same :o) They know how to work us don't they.

9:24AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012


8:25AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

ok I do love my dog more then anyone...he snores,so to help keep his head elevated I took the pillow off the couch in the family room that my husband and son like and gave it to my puppy love. I put it in his bed in a way so he can rest his head at night propped up. He looks so adorable sleeping who can blame me. My cats sleep in my handbags and on any clothes that are out.

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