I sit here writing, and watch Ivy lying full out on my uncle’s old couch made new by expensive reupholstering two years ago.
Gone are the days of the fluffy doodle jumping up to watch TV sitting on my lap or next to me in the recliner.
My huskies were never allowed on furniture because they shed a lot. But my Goldendoodle does not, and they are not like huskies, who can be alone for a long time. Doodles won’t spend hours out in the dog pen. They do their business to come back to their humans.
But my Ivy abandoning me for a couch?
I initially trained her to get on beds gently for her therapy dog training (put off by the fractured hip). Now, she just jumps on the couch like she owns it. I guess she does. I do have her sit and call for her to jump on the bed.
I was getting used to TV with a dog comforter. Cowboy Joe does that as he did before we got Ivy.