I am afraid that we have lost the couch... to the dogs. This is why we bought such a long couch. I really am happy with it. Most of the time, it is big enough to sit on with the puppies up there too. In the picture below, I went into the kitchen for a few seconds only to find that the couch had gone to the dogs when I got back. Mr. M likes sitting by the couch but not on the couch. He is the protector of the couch.
Occasionally they let us sit on the couch too- but mostly when we have something to eat that they are interested in. Miss S decided that she needed chips and cheese dip. Mom disagreed, so Miss S sat with her head on Mom's shoulder hoping that she would succumb to the Jedi Puppy mind tricks and give her chips. Unfortunately for Miss S, Mom has the power to sometimes block Jedi Puppy mind tricks. The Force is strong with her- especially when cheese dip is involved. The puppies are very disappointed that Mom won't let them have wheat, sugar, corn syrup, soy or dairy. What I don't understand is why manufacturers would put sugar and corn syrup in puppy treats to begin with. Puppies really don't need processed sugars. Seriously.
Just a quick update. The puppies have really gotten used to the couch. They take every opportunity possible to sneak in a snuggle. Especially if Mom is on the couch already.
Kitty S is not impressed by the puppies' lack of willingness to share the couch.
Houston, we have a couch
I had very specific ideas on what she wanted in a couch for the new place. It had to be comfortable, and it had to be large enough for both of us to fit, while still also being big enough for several of the puppies to sit on it too. Before we had the puppies, I was never in favor of having animals on the furniture. Of course, I was also okay with the idea of leaving them in the backyard alone for several hours at a time. Then we actually got puppies, and my opinions of things changed. I actually kind o like having a puppy or two sitting by me on the couch. I would never think of leaving our puppies in the yard unsupervised- not even for a minute. I have heard too many stories of people who left their pit bulls in the backyard only to return to an empty backyard.Apparently, they are stolen quite often. I guess I am a helicopter puppy parent. Needless to say, our puppies are a little on the spoiled side.
So, back to the couch. I found one that I liked, but it wasn't in stock. We went ahead an pre-ordered it, and the company agreed to waive the delivery fee since we were having to wait. Today, the couch finally came in. We are very happy with it, and the puppies L O V E it. Miss M claimed her spot immediately. Miss B was so glad that we let her on the couch that she didn't know what to do.
Miss B and Mr. M decided that toys are still more important than furniture.
Mr. M still prefers to sit on Dad's lap.
Mom likes that the couch is as long as it is.
Miss S and Mr. C rearranged the pillows so that they would be more comfortable. No respect for throw pillows.
Kitty S is completely unimpressed. I think the casts are playing hard to get with the couch. I'm sure they will wait until we are asleep to enjoy it.
I think this picture pretty much sums up how the puppies feel about the new couch.
First time pitbull owners who found two pitbull puppies abandoned on the side of the road and decided to adopt them...And then loved them so much, they decided to get two wonderful mastiffs.