Monday, April 6, 2009

...and the dog wins!

Well, I have officially given up, thrown in the towel, and conceded defeat in my battle to train our dog Sally not to sleep on the couch.... It's hopeless y'all!

She and I have been battling over this for a year now, ever since I bought this antique camelback sofa at an Estate Sale in Chattanooga. It's white, which should have caused me to stop and think about DOG HAIR and CAT HAIR before I bought it, but as we say, that is water under the bridge.


The first day we brought this sofa home and installed it in our sitting room, Sally jumped on the sofa and proceeded to take the first of many naps. I have hauled her off that thing more times than I care to count, I've squirted her with a water bottle, I've bribed her with wonderful doggy beds, and still, she insists on sleeping there. And she knows it is wrong, because whenever I catch her on the sofa, she slinks off.
Well, this weekend I just gave up. Sally has won this battle of wills, and so from now on, my sofa will have a permanent comforter or blanket cover. I am so peeved.....



Lora said...

Beautiful couch Adrienne! I enjoy going to estate sales.

Sally looks so content on her perch.

His grace is sufficient. said...

Oh I know the feeling. Our two have taken over the sofa in the den. Gigi would love to have the Rocker but so far I am keeping her of it by keeping things in it. But we both lose that way.

Cindy said...

Reminds me of an old song: I fought the dog and the dog won:) (I sort of changed the words a little!)