It took two months after we adopted her for Bowpi to come sleep in the human bed at night.
All through the summer, she stayed on top of the blankets.
Now, she's taken to burrowing under the covers, right between me and my partner. She adapts quite easily to all human contours. She'll slither up and down the length of the bed as necessary, but unobtrusively – I usually don't notice. Occasionally I'll wake up to feel her warmth against my feet at the bottom of the bed. I get a little worried that she'll suffocate from breathing all that stale air, but she seems to manage. Some mornings I'll wake to find her head sharing my pillow or tucked under my boyfriend's arms like a teddy bear. She's super limp when she's sleeping and never gets cranky if we move her around or shift back and forth. This is in huge contrast to our Shiba, who can't STAND to be on the same bed as us if we disturb his physical space by so much as an inch -- so he prefers sleeping in his own doggy bed at the end of the bed.
I thought the Welsh Terrier we used to dogsit was cuddly, but Bowpi has proven herself to be the QUEEN of sleep-cuddles. It's kind of nice, actually. Is this a Basenji thing? And what happens to those with multiple Basenji? Do they end up taking over the bed, or do they cuddle with each other?