There’s a couch game going on in my house. It’s the same couch just new rules and I for one am thoroughly confused. What once was off limits while living in Virginia now seems to be “Doodles choice” here in Charleston…
LET ME EXPLAIN –
We purchased two identical couches for the “family room” when we lived in VA. I’m sure we had a good reason (it escapes me now) when we mutually agreed these particular pieces of furniture would be off Doodle limits.
They respected the rule, and there may have been one or two infractions once someone arrived #Jumpingjaxdoodleflash
Because of the Charleston renovations, 75% of our belongings are sitting in storage, but these couches are rather long, so we brought them into the house.
Who knew the same couch in a different house would inspire new rules? I just assumed their long term memory would kick in #nothappening…
WHAT IN THE DOODLE? –
Surprised by their behavior, Lee took these photos. The Boys are no saints, they have their moments. But – when taught something, they are very obedient.
Bet you’d laugh too if you asked your dogs –
What are you all doing up there?
And you got this look that Jaxson gave Lee. As if he wanted to bark out a response…
Realizing it was late afternoon, it became pretty apparent what was driving them to get up there day after day. They were waiting for me….
Even though dogs do not have what we consider the concept of time doesn’t mean they are completely stuck in the moment.
Dogs are capable of being trained based on past events and taught to anticipate future events based on past experience. Source: Animal Planet
This supports (in favor) the canine version of episodic memory theory.
SO WHAT NOW? –
Well – I intend to nip this one in the bud. Yes indeed.
Over the weekend I plan to –
- move the couch from in front of the window
- re-arrange my living room
- purchase a very nice window bench (with a cushion of course) so they can be comfy in their new favorite doodle spot!
Lee won’t admit it but I’m sure he’ll be on board with this tiny change to our front window decor. He’s the one that leaves them there to wait for me #doodlesofty…
I am one doodle shy of being a crazy dog lady ❤️