Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Of Life's Little Mysteries...

How does a little greyhound who tips the scales at fifty pounds manage to take up practically all of the couch?  I've tried to figure out how it happens and yet every night, I'm still baffled as to how I wound up on one tiny corner of the couch with a cramp in my leg.  I can share the couch with Blueberry and manage to stretch out and be comfortable all night, but Bunny gets up and things slowly take a turn.

It starts out so innocently. I sit down on the couch and begin to work on the computer.  Bunny hops up on the couch, walks over, sniffs me, wags her tail and then goes to the other end of the couch and lays down.  That's harmless enough.  After a while, I notice that she's turned around and now rests her head on my ankle, somehow managing to dig her little chin into my shin bone.  Her head seems to get very heavy at this point.  Honestly, I don't know how she manages to hold it up on that delicate neck of hers.  A little later, I start to feel a chill, so I reach up for my quilt on the back of the couch and notice that I can't move my leg.

Somehow, Bunny has managed to wrap her paw around my leg and her head is resting on my lap.  I spread the quilt over both of us and go back to what I was doing.  Later, I notice that my leg is getting numb, so I shift a little, trying not to disturb the little princess, carefully sliding out from beneath her while I wonder how such a little dog became so heavy.  Soon I start to notice that my legs are falling off the couch and Bunny is stretched out quite comfortably.  The next thing I know, I'm curled up in one corner of the couch while Bunny sleeps like a log, a very spread out and comfortable log, I might add.  She's lucky she's cute when she's sleeping!  Otherwise, I wouldn't let her take over the couch like that.  That's what I tell myself, anyway.

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  1. Hmmmmm, you may need a bigger couch Hound. Wonderful entry!

  2. TeeHee...My husband and I were just discussing how Dory can snuggle me right off the bed at night!! Subtle cuteness with a bit of sneaky mixed in!!

    Great story!

  3. Yep, she IS a princess! My own lovely Princess Irene used to do that, too. In fact, we'd get dirty looks for wanting to share 'her' couch.

    She'd snuggle up okay, and share. Then every so often she'd give a little wiggle, and boy, for a supermodel slender 60-something pounds of dog, she could pack a punch. But those eyes, when she settled her (incredibly heavy and bony) head on your leg, or shuffled a sharp and powerful little elbow into your ribs .. oh, those eyes! So full of gratitude and love!

    That's why we allow it, I suppose. LOL!

  4. Physics 101 -- greyhounds expand to fill the space available.

    ~and now back to watching the bed video~

  5. She IS adorable. Maybe she needs a couch of her own?

    Emma Rose

  6. No one could resist that cute face - and she knows it!!!


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