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From: Bama
Date: 01-06-2007, 02:18 PM (1 of 10)
I was making my bed this morning and as I was picking up the last pillow to throw on the bed, I noticed a big lump where the pillow had been. I thought, "What in the world?". Then it started to move. I had tucked our rat terrier into the covers. When I started laughing she started crawling around trying to escape. The blankets were tucked in too tight. She kept crawling from side to side trying to find a way out. I was laughing too hard to try and help her. She finally popped her nose out the top and looked like she was wearing a hood. She wouldn't look at me. Her ears were tucked back like she does them when she thinks she's in trouble. She's not supposed to be in my bed. It was the funniest sight. I wish I had had a video camera near by.
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From: lendube
Date: 01-06-2007, 03:45 PM (2 of 10)
How cute and funny! I have a couple of cats that like to do that. Poor baby! He thought he was in trouble. :dave:

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From: Magot
Date: 01-06-2007, 05:42 PM (3 of 10)
could have been worse - could have been your husband!

The though of your dog hunting for the way out made me smile!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: momquilts
Date: 01-06-2007, 06:32 PM (4 of 10)
Bama, that's too funny. I can picture it perfectly! The last time I changed the sheets, my baby made herself at home on my flannel pillowcase. My rat terrier owns the bed now. We got her last February from someone who worked at an emergency animal hospital. She was pretty cut up from trying to dig under a wire fence. Her previous owners kept her out in the back yard. Now she rules our house like a real princess. My DH keeps telling her that we are the best thing that ever happened to her. I think its mutual - I spend a lot of evenings alone while DH is at work and she is very good company.
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-06-2007, 09:27 PM (5 of 10)
LMAO !!! furry family makes our days sometimes.
When I laugh all the ferrets know that it's a good thing and they can do it again...(even if it wasn't a good thing)..
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From: swartzrn
Date: 01-06-2007, 10:42 PM (6 of 10)
Oh how funny! I had a dachshund that would get under the covers like that!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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From: weezyrider
Date: 01-08-2007, 10:58 AM (7 of 10)
I've had a couple of help-make-the-bed cats. One got under the fitted bottom sheet - we saw her but put the sheet on anyway. Cat turned on her back and stuck all 4 feet straight up. All we saw was a bump with four footpads. The whole family burst out laughing.
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From: PaulineG
Date: 01-08-2007, 03:57 PM (8 of 10)
One of my cats will come running from the other end of the house when he hears me shaking and fluffing the doona. He loves jumping underneath while I do it but isn't interested in staying there once I put it back in place.
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From: lendube
Date: 01-08-2007, 05:02 PM (9 of 10)
What's a "doona", Pauline? A duvet? A down comforter?

You speaka da funny English.........

Lennie :bg:
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From: PaulineG
Date: 01-08-2007, 05:34 PM (10 of 10)
I usually try to translate to yank while I write up a post but I guess I missed this word - a doona is like a comforter or quilt made of white cotton and filled with varied blends of down, wool or synthetic. Then you put a cover over it (sort of like a pillow case but on a larger scale). I'm not sure which of your options this is. You can then remove the cover for washing and skip the whole issue of a top sheet. Although some people still use a top sheet and reduce the washing of the doona cover instead.

This reminds me I'll have to go and check on the Bingo words to see which ones I need help translating.

It is amazing what words we use in different parts of the world for the same items. Maybe we should start a new thread for it. Off I go now.

P.S. Jan - what is a doona called in UK - I think we share more common words than OZ does with US.
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