If dogs could talk ... then the message here is, "Go find your own bed because I've taken over this one!"
And when Eliot takes over ... there's not a great deal of space left for anyone else.
There are some cartoons produced by 'Off the leash' that capture the various dog attitudes to perfection. This is today's offering, for example:
The only difference with Eliot and 'The Stalker' is that there's likely to be a ring of toys around my feet as he tries to find something that will induce me to play with him.
Dogs seem to have a great deal of patience and, clearly, know how to manipulate their humans!