From the blog in 2011 — Recently I moved the sofa in our living room about a foot. So what, you could very reasonably ask. Well, the dogs turned out to think it was a big deal. My office takes up about half the living room and this week I encroached even more on the living room so I can put a rebounder in my office space.
This meant that our dog bed blocked the access to my office unless you like walking over foam all the time. I don’t. This bed is a formerly-human bed, consisting of 3 pads that can fold up. I took off the cover, cut one of the 3 parts off and after recovering, put it in my office. Neither dog much cares about it.
The old bed was plenty large for both dogs, and they were often there together. Now the smaller 2-pad bed is the prime real estate. In this sequence, shot in about 20 minutes, senior LarryDog claimed it first.
Then he got up for a drink and Rottweiler Lola immediately came out of the bed in her crate–also in the living room–and took it over.
But the cat rules supreme around here! Neither dog will challenge this.
While I was on a roll with my camera, I followed Lola when she went outside. Ever since friends gave us this tall dog food and water feeder, Lola prefers to drink from it instead of the bowl in the house. (That should change when there is ice on this dish in our Colorado winter!)
I don’t think it would have occurred to me to buy one of these things, but it’s really interesting how much she likes it. You don’t see the food dish because I take it back in the kitchen after meals… no free choice feeding around here!
Lola inherited this dish from a very sweet dog, even larger than her, who recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Lola looked up at me and decided it was game on. She went and found a much-chewed ball that we got her when she was a puppy. Too bad I didn’t have my little video camera with me, as she went into wild and crazy mode only barely hinted at by these pictures, taken in rapid succession.
I totally missed getting a photo of the part where she dug deep into the sand, ball in mouth.
Ah, the ordinary, everyday fun we have together.