When I was a kid my mom would mark our heights against a wall so we could see how much we’d grown. I currently rent my apartment (and still hope to one day get my security deposit back) which is why I’ve refrained from carrying on the tradition with my pups.
Instead, I’ve used the futon and how the pups share it as a way to record Penny’s growth. As you can see in those two links, the futon became quite crowded well before Penny even came close to full grown.
These days the quarters are even more cramped
But the term “dogged” exists for a reason. Once a dog sets their mind to something, they’ll go to great lengths to make it happen. And when Eko and Penny both decide to nap on the futon there is no changing their minds.
In this situation, “great lengths” usually means one or more of the pups hanging a great length off the futon
Sometimes it’s Eko’s head
Sometimes it’s Penny’s legs
And in one extreme example, I walked in and found Penny napping like this
It doesn’t always look pretty, but one way or another they make it work
The pups recently discovered this side-by-side formation as a way to help them better share space
Two’s company and three may be a crowd, but the pups are always happy to find a way to make room for one more.
Is it the easiest way to take a nap? Of course not, if it were easy than they wouldn’t be dogs!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “There’s no way Penny could…” or “It would be impossible for Eko to…” only to be proven completely wrong.
Anyone else ever underestimate the willpower of their pet?