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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sofa dogs?

I have so enjoyed seeing the many pets on the blogs lying on sofas, looking so cute!  I decided I was going to allow my greyhounds to be sofa dogs. So I moved all of my items off the sofa, and tried to get the dogs up there.  They balked completely!   I decided to lift Fleur onto the sofa, because she has always acted like she wanted to be up there.  I thought it would be a cinch!  But no go.  NO-GO!  She was having none of it!   As soon as I released her from my arms onto the sofa, she jumped off and got back on her dog bed!


Fleur just waiting till I let go to jump off the sofa!


So next I tried to get Power to get up there.  He got wild eyed and went berserk! He acted like he was being tortured!
Power, very reluctantly lying on the sofa for a few seconds!
I tried the same thing again the next day, and I had slightly different results!


Fleur stayed about 3 minutes

I did manage to get Power up onto the sofa, now he's content.

Power showing that he has "sofability"

17 comments:

  1. Fleur is too well trained for too many years, but Power is still trainable. Gotta love a guy that's trainable! LOL.

    Katie has always had sofability - I think you coined a new word. :)

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    1. I think Fleur will get jealous and want on the sofa any day now!

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  2. Polly won't get on my large armchairs in here, but she will now get on the bed.

    Love the photo of Power flat out. Doubt you'll keep him off now:)

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    1. I am hoping he will learn to "roach" as he gets more accustomed to the sofa. I really like to see photos of other greyhounds "roaching".

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  3. I am not one to have my dogs on the sofa, but Emma sneaks up on it to sleep at night after I go to bed. She probably thinks I don't know she does this. :)

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    1. I think we have to have those elements of sneakiness in our lives to keep it interesting.

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  4. Our first Greyhound, Paloma, was a couch dog. We didn't encourage it when we got Freedom and Casper and like Power and Fleur, they've never been interested. Good thing because now with three, hubby and I would be sitting on the floor and our bones are too old for that (ha). I think Fleur and Power will adapt to being couch potatoes soon. At least it looks like Power will.

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  5. After years of being told not to get on the sofa, they were pretty sure they were being framed! :)

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    1. Ha-ha-ha!!!! I think you're right!

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  6. Miss Hazel, you need to get a Kong and put a little peanut butter in it, then give to them while they're on the couch. Nine out ten Greyhounds think this is a fabulous idea and the tenth one is an impostor! Seriously, though, a lot of hounds need a little time to decide that the couch is a good idea, but then we take it over for good. Couches make great thrones!


    Bunny

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    1. Dawh-ling Bunny,
      Thank you so much for the special secret(kong and peanut butter).
      I'll let you know how it goes!

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  7. Power has it mastered. LOL You may regret this. There are times when I don't have a place to sit and we have two sofas. LOL

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    1. The pictures of Joey and Scout on your sofas are a big part of the inspiration to let my babes onto the sofa!

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  8. So funny Hazel, I had to laugh most people are trying to keep the OFF the sofa and you are trying the reverse. I enjoyed your story and you know if you get a Great Dane you would get hundreds of photos as they are huge couch potatoes.

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    1. For many years I did keep them off the sofa, but now have realized that I would like to have the expense of dog beds cut out of my budget. Dog beds don't hold up more than a couple months, no matter where I buy them or how much they cost. So when there are no dog beds all over the floor, I will have more room to walk in the motorhome.

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  9. Beryl doesn't get on the couches much, she much prefers my super king sized bed ... leaving very little room for me and Frankie! She doesn't roach much either. Frankie is more of a Greyhound than she is, he loves the couches and does a very relaxed roach :) Maybe they were swapped at birth? Glad Power is getting the hang of it and I bet Fleur won't want to miss out on the fun and soon we'll be seeing photos of them both on the couch at the same time. Then where are you going to sit?

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    1. I haven't thought of letting the dogs onto my bed. I have a queen size in the motorhome. I think I would feel crowded with the cat and two greyhounds.

      Tell Beryl to keep up the good work!

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