Lulu’s Language Tips: Make Your Bed Then Lie In It

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! Hey, you may have heard some variation of the idiom “make your bed and lie in it”, but you may not know where it comes from. Well, guess what? It was invented by us dogs. Have a look!

As you can see, making your bed can be a rather time-consuming and effortful process, but once you lie in it, it’s all worth it.

Charlee: “I would need to lie down too after all that work.”
Chaplin: “Yeah, why don’t you just use one of your numerous beds?”
Lulu: “What fun would that be?”
Mouse: “For the record, dogs digging holes and then sitting in them is not, in fact, where the phrase ‘make your bed and lie in it’ comes from.”
Lulu: “Are you sure you should trust a language book that thinks you need to qualify a ‘gift’ as being ‘free’? Next it’ll call itself ‘very unique’.”

So remember, friendlies: Don’t listen to pedantic mice reading out of books. Hole-digging is definitely the true origin of the phrase. We dogs know these things. This is Lulu, rolling over and out!

12 thoughts on “Lulu’s Language Tips: Make Your Bed Then Lie In It

  1. Us pups have done that kind of not for hunting type of digging too…where there used to be nice soft grass under the dogwood, (no pun intended!), there now is only mud…and lots of craters to lie is when its hot. We ‘refresh’ them at times, BOL!


  2. Uh, we get in trouble if we make our bed in a hole we dug, but we do a pretty good version of digging inside on the carpet. And come to think of it, that doesn’t go over very well either:(

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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