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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Couch Compromise?

Like all good greyhounds Zephyr and Astro love a nice soft cozy couch to lounge upon.  They would prefer that our couch be their dedicated bed.  They don't mind sharing the couch with me, as long as all three of us can share it at the same time.  It turns out that doesn't work so well but it's not because they haven't tried.
When I kick them off the couch this is where Zephyr often goes.  Not a bad deal if you ask me.  But, let me tell you that I often still hear about how unfair this is, especially if Astro happens to still be on the couch with me.  You can see another bed on the floor to the left.  That one is nice but it doesn't have much cushioning.  It's good for spreading out in front of the fire though.
So, I got them this nice dog bed in hopes that we can come to some sort of a compromise.  It's super special because it has 4 inches of foam on the bottom of the bed.  Great for svelte greyhounds.  It also has soft warm fleece on the inside.  At least one of its reviews said the dog preferred it to the couch.  I wasn't that naive, but they do seem to like it.  In fact right now as I am on the couch with Astro, Zephyr has chosen the bed over the cushy chair.  It's from Drs. Foster and Smith if your interested. 
Zephyr used to have a bed kind of like this and he really liked it until it wore out.  He would get down in it and get all goofy and kick his feet and paw at the side walls.  That's what Astro was doing in this picture. At least now when I decide I might like to have the couch to myself for awhile everyone will have a nice place to lay down.
"It's a great bed Mom, but as soon as your off the couch it's mine again."

9 comments:

houndstooth said...

Dream on! You know that you should have gotten a bed that you could sit on comfortably! :P Not that we'd know anything about that!

jet said...

Maybe you just need another couch? ;)

Sue said...

I was wondering if we'd see a photo of ou curled up in the dog bed:)

Lauren said...

Why would you think you and the two Greys could all sit on the couch together!?!?!

:-D

gyeong said...

We broke down and got a much bigger couch with dog # 2, now we're on dog #5, and it looks like a good decision :)

Hiking Hounds said...

Yep, someday I think I'll get another or a bigger couch too.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Love that first picture!

sophie...^5 said...

Hello there...I'm Sophie the Labradoodle from the east coast of Canada. Saw your icon on Romp and Rolling in the Rockies so thought I needed to follow your puppies. That 1st pic is the best! Cheers!

Michelle said...

That first picture is so adorable!