Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sibling Rivalry

For most of his life, Ivan has had absolutely no desire to be up on the sofa. In fact, over the years, we have spent a small fortune ensuring that each and every one of our dogs has had nothing but the best in fluffy, comfy doggie beds. So that we can have ours.

But because Maddie was a furniture dog in her previous life, keeping her off the sofa is not something I feel like enforcing right now. Besides, she only weighs 30 pounds and when she's up on the sofa, she rolls herself up into a tight little ball and neatly tucks herself away in the farthest corner, which allows the humans to have their space as well.

Naturally, Ivan has acquired a sudden case of monkey see monkey do. Only he's not a monkey. He's a Humvee with fur.

"Fudkin hell. I know when I'm out-classed. So, I'll just go over here to this chair."


CHEF TROLL said...

Their expressions are priceless! Great camera work.

Big Shamu said...

That is awesome. I can't wait to see Ivan's herding abilities.

Heather Cherry said...

Aw, poor Ivanator.

And Maddie's all... :p

kmwthay said...

Well, this is a case of "what's good for the goose is good for the gander!"

Lil Ivan just never knew what he was missing. I must say, he sure looks comfy.

pamokc said...

Oh yes, your disciplinary skills with these doggies will be put to the test on this issue! Maybe Ivan needs his own chair!

Doris Rose said...

well, I wish you all the best. I personally have a choice of two chairs, the sofa is Canine turf unless I decide to join Them.

moi said...

All: Well, I already know where this is heading. A mandate from the Human Powers That Be that no dog, regardless of size or big bwown eyeballs, is allowed on the furniture at any time for any reason. You give a little, before you know it, they've taken over the whole house.

Boxer said...

how did I miss this cuteness?

You are so not in control of your house. Hee.

Welcome to my world.

fishy said...

Ivan the trainer.
Bring a new dog in the house.
Give the NEW DOG perks Ivan doesn't receive?
Ivan must re-train his humans.
Ivan gets his revenge!
New dog is banned from the furniture.
Give Ivan a cookie.

Great pics!