Couch Time


Tess is a funny girl. When she first joined our pack she acted like she wanted to get on the couch, but she wouldn’t do it if anybody was watching.

One day she took a chance and climbed up. She didn’t get in trouble so she decided it was okay. Now she spends every possible minute on “her” couch.

Tess doesn’t like other dogs on the couch except for me. When Jack wants some couch time Tess barges in front of him and blocks his access. If mom sees that she makes Tess leave Jack alone so he can have some couch time. Tess gets real upset if a guest dog wants on the couch.

Tess is real bossy about the couch once she’s on it. She doesn’t like mom sitting too close to dad. She’ll wedge her way between them so that she’s in the center. Tess likes to sleep on her back with her paws in the air. She uses the back of the couch to balance so she doesn’t roll off. Jack and I laugh at her when she does this, but she doesn’t care.

It’s funny what makes each of us happy. For Tess it’s couch time. For Jack it’s a ride in the car. For me it’s my ball. Small things. Simple pleasures. In case you’re wondering, this is no major bark. It’s just a glimpse into what our lives are like when nothing much happens. Gotta run.

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