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."