Getting comfortable with a dog seems to be an acquired skill. Take last night for example …
What are you doing?
Can I sit by you?
There’s no room.
There isn’t much, but I’m small.
You’re a 60lb husky.
Yeah, but if I scrunch up.
You’re sitting on my leg.
Yeah, could you move it?
And your tail is in my face.
Well, if you’d move over an inch.
Your foot is in my ear.
Ugh, yuk. Can’t you move your ear. I don’t want ear wax-
All right, all right! I’ll sit on the floor.
Okay, I’ll sit there with you, too … There’s not much room on that chair, is there?
As you can see, we need a lot more practice before we acquire the skill. How comfortable are you with your animal friends?
I’m embarrassed to say that back in the days when we had five cats and our living room seated six, each of the cats would occupy a chair cushion, and one of us would sit on the floor. Fortunately, though, we soon discovered that our two oldest cats were so sleepy and docile it was actually possible to pick them up in their comfortably curled-up position, sit down, and place the cat donut on our freshly-made lap without disturbing the cat at all.
But I don’t recommend you try that with a 60-lb dog…
Ha, you can’t sneak up on our dog even when she’s sleeping, let alone move her. I once had a lot of cats and they’re significantly easier to move, mostly because they can sleep through anything!
I’m quite comfortable with all zero of my pets. Well, not quite true. Sharon does bark now and then. Rarely bites, though.
Glad to hear she keeping you in line.