Demi Moore sleeps with seven dogs in her bed: ‘We’re a communal species’


Demi Moore’s memoir, Inside Out talked about the relationships in her life that went wrong. So it begs the questions, will she love again? Demi says maybe, but whoever it is will need to negotiate with her seven pups to get there.

As for what the future holds for her, she won’t rule out a fourth marriage, but believes the relationship she has with herself is the most important.

“I never like to say never because I think that’s the set up for being made to be wrong but I don’t feel a need to. I feel like, most importantly, this time has been about being in a relationship with myself and that relationship with myself needing to be whole and complete before I could really open to someone else,” she said.

“I hope that there is a partner in my future when it’s the right time. I think we’re a communal species — we’re not supposed to be alone — although I’ve gotten very comfortable alone — me and my seven dogs,” she said. “My aunt gave me a pillow that says ‘I sleep with dogs’ and I do, but maybe I can make a little room in the king-size bed.”

[From Women’s Wear Daily via Jezebel]

First of all, I’m really happy to hear Demi’s focus is completing herself and not looking for a partner to do that. I cannot emphasize enough how important, albeit incredibly difficult, that is. And if Demi has seven furry therapists to help her complete herself, we know she’s on the right treatment path. I swear to God my two cats got me to where I am today mentally.

As for the sleeping arrangements, I’m useless. We just got a king-bed after two decades of a queen. When we had the queen, we only had a Pomeranian and a cat who didn’t like us, so it wasn’t overcrowded but now that we have the room, it’s fair game. I have dogs, teenagers and their infinite blankets or slankets and pillows – pillows for everyone, including the damn dogs. If I’m alone, they all get to stay but if my husband is home, their time in the bed is limited. Honestly, it’s for the best, I get woken up so many times when the dogs sleep with me. How Demi can do it, I’ll never know. Even at their diminutive size, you know at least half are looking for either body heat or a heartbeat. Although, I’m picturing Demi bringing a new partner into that scenario. The dogs are all sweet and waggy-tailed until Demi heads off to the restroom and all of a sudden, the dogs are on her date like the Lilliputians to Gulliver, “What are your intentions? You hurt her and we will poop in both your shoes!” I am fully convinced those pups are organized when no one’s looking. Whatever happens in Demi’s romantic life, if she has one or not, we know she’s in good paws.

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  1. JanetFerber says:

    In that last picture, she looks so confident and in such a good mood. I never really had any feeling about her before, but she does look like she’s recovering from a really bad time in her life and taking care of herself, so vulnerable, too. Dogs are the best and I’m glad she has them in her life. She’s finally taking the time for herself that she needs. I do wish her the very best.

  2. Chaine says:

    I think that headline should say seven dogs allow Demi Moore to sleep in their bed.

  3. ABC says:

    I actually had a relationship end because of this. I can not sleep with dogs. I like cats and dogs but they are not allowed into the bedroom. I know it’s not unhygenic, but the germophobe in me just can not bear it. The boyfriend slept with his dog. So we broke up. Which is fine, the dog came before me.

    But I worry it will be a deal breaker for a lot of people. Espcially beacuse I’m not surr if I even want a pet of my own ever.

    • Joanna says:

      Yeah, idk any man that will be ok w sleeping w 7 dogs in the bed.

    • DaisySharp1 says:

      ABC, it’s not a deal breaker. I would never allow a dog into my bedroom , no less my bed. It’s off limits. I moved in with a man who had two greyhounds, my sacrifice was living with dogs at all, his was they were no longer permitted in the bedroom. I was younger then. At this point, I am no pets at all, unless it’s Chris Evans because he has a dog, and I’ve thought about it, and i’m willing to make an exception. So, you’re Captain America? Exception. You’re not Captain America? No dogs. I have done just fine, you will meet the right person, don’t worry. NOt liking dogs has not held me back romantically. Not liking men, but being straight, has. (that’s a joke btw. pretty much)

    • Christina says:

      For me it’s a total deal breaker. I have three cats and one small dog and they all sleep in my bed. My fur babies come before any man, because they are my family and a stranger/potential partner needs to earn their place in my heart and bed. That being said, I’ve been very lucky in this department, because both my current and former partners have boat loads of cats and love sleeping with fur babies.

    • Kage says:

      I absolutely love dogs, but no, I wouldn’t sleep with them in the bed, and yes, I do think it’s unhygienic.

  4. CharliePenn says:

    I could never. Someone in this thread said it’s not unhygienic. How? How is it not unhygienic to have a bunch of dogs in your bed? I would have to wash the sheets every day. Maybe Demi has a maid service to do so, I mean she probably does.
    I am one of those people for whom it would be a relationship dealbreaker. But I’m admittedly not a dog person. A dog on someone else’s leash, saying a friendly hello on a walk? Great! A dog in my house? Nope. No thank you! There really are two kind of people when it comes to dogs, I’m sure dog people are appalled that non-doggers feel this way lol.

    • Elisa says:

      Same. Whenever I see a cat or dog sniff /lick their private parts, eat stuff they found on the ground etc. I’m like, nope, no animals in my house. Also, I’m already annoyed by my own hair, so can’t imagine having cat or dog hair everywhere.

    • DaisySharp1 says:

      Oh wow I found my tribe! I didn’t know you guys existed! I’ve had people say to me, you don’t like it, move! This is a pet-friendly complex! Oh really? Well, why don’t you find me a pet UNfriendly complex missy! They don’t exist! I’ve looked. Same with hotels on beaches, mostly. All I can think about is the last occupant’s dog rubbing their as* on that bedspread! I would never harm and animal and I am sickened by people that do, truly sickened and I would imprison them, no debate. But I don’t like pets, and I don’t want them.

      • Killjoy says:

        I mean….there are *so* many places that don’t allow pets, even in really dog-friendly cities. If they aren’t in your home, why do you care?

    • Originaltessa says:

      It is unhygienic to have 7 mouths that lick and eat unspeakable things in your bed. But they also probably climb on the furniture and live in the house in general, so it is what it is. Take a shower, keep your bedding clean, and go on with your life… a little unhygienic.

    • prettypersuasion says:

      y’all just have a lot of anxiety about germs. Not everyone is scared of them.

    • babsjohnson says:

      I don’t know. I love pets but they are not allowed in bedrooms and kitchen. I am not a germophobe, it’s just dirty to me to allow a dog or cat in the bed, much less seven. They walk the ground, the litter…hell no. Just as I don’t want to go anywhere near my sheets with outside clothes or dirty feet, just as I don’t seat butt naked on the table.

    • Tanguerita says:

      count me in. the idea of dogs sleeping in my bed makes the itchy.

  5. Jerusha says:

    I sleep with nine dogs in my bed. I love listening to their breathing and their little snores and feeling their little bodies next to me. Makes me very happy.

  6. Fluffy Donuts says:

    We have four cats. We used to have seven but three passed over the years. If anything ever happened to my husband, I would not marry again and I’d probably take in another cat or two and maybe a couple of dogs. I love sleeping with my cats, only one of them snores and it’s very quiet.

  7. Adrien says:

    Yorkshires are very demanding pets. They want to play 24 hrs a day. And you can’t say no to them.

  8. Lucy says:

    Sleeping with my cat is one of my favorite parts of living with an animal companion. She doesn’t want to spend the whole night with me, but she spends about half in bed with me. When she’s there, she likes to be cradled. It is the best, cutest thing in the world.

    • lucy2 says:

      My previous cat was a great cuddly sleeper. I’d often rest my cheek on her like a pillow. She’d stay until she thought I was asleep, and then go do her cat stuff around the house in the middle of the night, and come back at some point before morning.
      Once she passed away I adopt 2, who are the sweetest, but not super snuggly when sleeping. Except they were both right there last night and this morning, because I’ve refused to turn my heat on yet and it was a little chilly in the house!

    • JanetDR says:

      My kitty likes to sleep with his head in my hand, it’s very relaxing for both of us. He loves cuddling up with his ‘Daddy’ too, but the head/hand thing is just with me. The worst moments in that cat’s life is when we are babysitting our granddog! The look of outrage when that big dog climbs on the bed! But they are snuggled up by the morning. I used to have a pet raccoon who would come in to snuggle too. Mammals snuggle, it’s our thing!

    • Kath says:

      I woke up at 4am this morning because my cat was licking my eyelids.

  9. Ali says:

    We have two dogs and they are not allowed on the furniture. They each have their own dog bed. My oldest sneaks them into his room and onto his bed, though, so I guess he’s a future sleeps with pets guy. :)

  10. Charfromdarock says:

    If I was wealthy and had lots of time, I would live like this and have all the little dogs.

    I have one little dog (Maltese) and of course he sleeps with me. I’m single and there’s no way I’d date someone who didn’t past muster with my boy.

  11. jenner says:

    The Dog Whisperer would have a field day with her.

  12. MariaS says:

    I’m a germaphobe so my dog isn’t allowed on furniture or in my bed. He used to sleep in my bedroom but my doctor put an end to that. Why? Dogs, whether we realize it or not, interrupt our sleep cycle numerous times during the night. I had my doubts but tried it anyway, moving his bed to the living room. I went from feeling constantly exhausted to fully rested in a few days. It turned out that my dog’s constant sighing, snoring, and licking himself was really disturbing my sleep although I had no memory of it the next morning.

  13. Stromba says:

    Anyone here well-versed in astrology ? I came across Demi Moore’s chart and it’s very unusual. Seems very negative…

  14. Blairski says:

    I was a “no pets” person when I moved in with my spouse, who desperately wanted a dog. So of course I am now That Dog Mama, who makes her own pet food (!)

    I say this is the ultimate “you do you” issue – yay for those who want to sleep with seven critters in the bed, and woot for those who don’t want the fuss or muss. I’m in between – my doggo is central to my world, but she’s definitely not allowed in the bed, I already have enough problems sleeping.

  15. Valerie says:

    Like Kate Bush on the Hounds of Love cover, but with more dogs.

  16. Raina says:

    I only married one and woke up with fleas.

  17. prettypersuasion says:

    When I had a cat, she slept with me. Then I had a kid who slept with me. Then the cat died, and I was a strictly NO PETS person because they were just another responsibility. Then I had 3 more kids and got a dog, because eff it at that point. I’m constantly cleaning up anyway, they might as well have an animal to love. But she does NOT sleep in anyone’s bed. She sleeps in a kennel. I have much more discipline about pets at this point in my life, as they are not replacement children to me (yet).

  18. Gippy says:

    Full on pet lover here – especially dogs. They’re my furbabies. When I first met my husbands his one dog slept in his bed because she got cold easily. I hated it at first we we worked through some things and now I love it. In fact finally pregnant I’m loving both dogs (including his dog) have chosen me as their favorite and are protective. It makes me cry preggo tears how sweet they’re<3.

  19. Laura says:

    One of my cats sleeps on my head (the oldest. He’s 13, I’ve had him since he was 9 months, and we are super bonded). The second sleep by my feet, or more frequently, on my husband’s head (he’s 12, I’ve had him since he was 6 months). The third (1, had him for four months now) sleeps draped over one or the other of our legs or butts. We love it. We plan on getting a dog when we get a house, and have had many discussions about whether the dog will sleep in the bed. We have decided that first and foremost it depends on whether the cats will accept the dog there-they’ve been here forever and we’re not going to disrupt them. Second will depend on the size of the dog and how ‘doggy’ they smell, if that makes sense… I had pit bulls growing up and they had barely any odor. My husband grew up with cocker spaniels that were VERY doggy smelling. And I don’t mind doggy smell, but I don’t want to wake up smelling like it.