Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh no, Papa! Only if I say it’s okay.

I now allow Papa on the couch. (She’s a good snuggler.) Here is her approach:

Step 1: Sit on floor politely, without being asked.

Step 2: Inch closer. Rest chin on couch and give best soulful gaze.

Step 3: When soulful gaze is ineffective, stealthily place front legs on couch. Avoid eye contact.

Step 4: When invited, lift back legs slowly, slipping off couch a few times as if unsure of footing.

Step 5: Make self comfortable.

Yes, I took some of the photos at different times. But trust me, we do this routine daily. I think she skips some of the steps when I’m gone.


Addie said...

I love the "avoiding eye contact" photo.

Sarah said...

Did you reupholster your couch? Wasn't it blue or am I remembering it wrong?

Naomi said...

That's the same couch (it has always been that sagey green color). Ginger poked holes in it with her toenails), so I had to flip the cushions.

Anonymous said...

I don't know anyone who has ever been able to truly keep their pet off the sofa. How could you resist that look??? Thank goodness Papa is a good snuggler!

Sarah Yost said...

I REALLY want that couch. please.