Saturday, October 4, 2008

WEIRD

So Lily, my almost 100 pound white German Shepherd, is almost 10 years old (somewhere around there) and incredibly well behaved (for us, she makes my mom bat shit crazy).

Never goes potty in the house, never chews anything up, never barks unnecessarily, very tolerant of children, the whole 9 yards.

I was just in the kitchen washing my hands. We have a "great room" floor plan, so the kitchen and family room are all open to each other, and she just climbed up on the couch, curled herself around, and sat down in my spot as if this is a regular occurrence.

When I exclaimed, "What are you doing???" she looked shocked and contrite and got down and went to hide in the bedroom.

Could this 100lb furball really be lounging on my couches and leaving no sign of it?? How long has this been going on?

9 comments:

Melodie said...

She probably does it all of the time when you're not home so she can feel close to you. She just forgot you were still home this time.

P Daddy said...

She might not be feeling well. She is getting up there at 10.

the.bleach said...

Check her ears and make sure they aren't ice-cold, if she's a little under the weather she'll try to warm herself up by getting off the floor.

the.bleach said...

Wait wait wait, this has nothing to do with feeling sick, I just realized: she's having chick jealousy! She wants to impress you with her human-like ability to sit on furniture.

Joy said...

Oh HELL yea she is doing this when you guys are not home:) she has just learned to not leave traces of herself behind as evidence!

Missives From Suburbia said...

I guarantee it's happening regularly, and it's probably been happening for years. I've got a white female Husky who is creeping up on 13 this year, and I've caught her doing the same thing. I've learned the telltale signs (slight wrinkling in the couch cushion is the big giveaway), and when I spot them, I put my hand on the couch and -- sure enough -- there's a warm spot! I can't really blame her. The floor is hard, and the dog beds kind of suck.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Oh it's been happening FOREVER! Happens at my house too. I'm just waiting for the day to come home to Lola lounging on the couch watching Animal Planet with a turkey sandwich!

Mom said...

I told you she needed a bed with her sore hips!

AJ said...

Okay, I realize I am about 1.5 years too late on this post, but I had to comment. We found a 103 lb lab mix and just discovered she'd been doing the same thing! To top it off, a few months before we found her, one of our other dogs, right in front of us (!), jumped up on the couch one day and went to sleep. It's like they just decide after a while, "Yes, this is where I'll be sitting now."

So sneaky.