Why do all of my dogs have issues with the bed? My sweet Cooper can get on and off the bed at any time, without needing the step stool- unless it is bedtime. Then he has to be picked up, front legs on my left shoulder (it must be the left, he will not allow himself to be placed on the right) and put onto the bed. Clarabelle gets on and off the bed but only will allow cuddles in the deepest dark of night, then she lays between us with her head on a pillow. Tara- well, no complaints about Tara as she is Ms. Perfection. And Rocket, there is no telling what Rocket will do at any given moment, but he does demand a cuddle before he will settle at night. And now, there is Cassie. Cassie can use the steps to get onto the bed- as long as she isn't thinking about it. If she's following her hero Rocket, or her bestie Melody (the Siamese kitten), the she can effortlessly get onto the bed. But if she thinks about it for a mere split second, she gets stuck. This morning, she got stuck with 3 legs on the bed, the last leg on the stepstool. And the poor dear had no idea how to get herself out of that situation. But the few times she has managed to get that fourth leg on, she is all sorts of full of herself. She has also gotten onto the couch 3 times- again, as long as she doesn't think about it. And she is equally as full of herself when she does.