Since young gun cats came to stay here in Shrewsday Mansions, the dog has noticed our double standards.
There was a reason for our ancient cat being allowed on the bed: she was here first, long before the little hangdog hairy terrier arrived; and so naturally she claimed special privileges.
But young cats, it seems , get to jump the queue, and the dog has used all of his considerable powers of reproach to ensure he now has a regular slot on the bed. It is against my better judgement, for he thinks nothing of bringing a measure of the forest and sundry visitors with him.
Dog on the bed: it is an issue which divides doggie owners everywhere. But at the Victoria and Albert Museum, there is strong evidence it has been happening for a very long time.
Meet Tobias and Sara. This was made in 1520 in Grrmany, and is their wedding night, and thereby hangs a cracking tale for tomorrow. But for today: it is thought that the dog is a symbol: he represents fidelity. Faithfulness.
Long may the dog stay there, sleeping peacefully at the foot of the bed.