Often times after I am finished getting ready for bed I turn from the bathroom towards the bedroom and see this scene before me.

A large, black dog sprawled across the entire bed.

Perfect. This should end pleasantly.

And if you love dogs as much as we do, this is usually how the night ends up.

Black dog is sleeping soundly, you and your spouse’s legs are half-way off the bed, wide-awake and apparently your love for your canine companion is too great to kick it off the bed.