To sit or not to sit, that is the question. At least around here, anyway. For most people I imagine it’s a very simple, consequence free question, unworthy of much thought. With Eko and Penny around, the calculation is significantly more complex.
Sitting on the couch is a contact sport
And that’s just the beginning. After an interminable race to jockey for position, the pups always end up in a formation that’s part roadblock, part JENGA.
When they’re finally settled, you don’t want to risk moving and having the dogs come crashing down
Sure, Emily’s arm went numb shortly after Penny fell asleep, but it was a small price to pay for some quiet reading time
Sometimes, getting up would require a crane to lift you out
It was slightly more manageable when Penny was a puppy
But at this point, once you sit down on our couch you better be in it for the long haul
Most of the time, it’s a pretty good deal
But things can get a bit crowded, even for the pups
If you fall asleep by yourself, you’re waking up with the dogs
Dogs give “sit tight” a whole new meaning
Do I have my book? Do I have my water? Do I have any need to stand up in the next hour? These are just a few of the important questions we ask ourselves before we risk sitting down. It requires a bit more forethought, but I’ll take Eko and Penny over a couple couch pillows any day. Plus, during Chicago winters it’s like having your very own mobile heated-blanket.
Is sitting down at home a game of chess for anyone else out there?