Lucky is in the wrong bed. Lady prefers the round bed, and Lucky knows it. Look again at the top photo and notice the put upon expression on Lady's face, and the sheepish look on Lucky's. In Lady's opinion, this sleeping arrangement is wrong, wrong, wrong.
This doesn't happen every night; most of the time Lucky sticks with the program and uses the square bed. When it does happen though, it just amuses me to no end. I don't know what could possibly be so wrong with the square bed. It's actually three beds piled on top of each other to make it extra soft and cushy. And if you look closely, you'll see that I even prop the back of it against the dresser, in case the issue is having something soft to lean against. But no go - it's still the "yucky" bed.
If Lucky is already in the round bed when Lady comes to bed, she will stand in the doorway and stare at him, and he will try to pretend he doesn't notice her. It's too bad I don't have a video clip of this, because then you could hear her dramatic sigh of resignation as she drops into the "wrong" bed.
It can play out in different ways, all of which involve lots of quiet drama. On this particular night, Lady laid there unhappily for awhile. Then she stood up and walked to the other side of the bedroom, stopped, and stared at me. I feigned ignorance, my head ducked into the book I'm reading, Cutting for Stone. When she realized I was not going to intervene on her behalf, she returned to the dog beds, but just stood there miserably. Finally Lucky couldn't take it anymore, got up and gave her the bed she wanted.
What a dog. I can't figure out why he gives her everything she wants, but he does. Interestingly, in groups of dogs out in the community, Lucky tends to be the more dominant of the two, and Lady more submissive. But at home, it's all about what Lady wants.
|NOW things are right.|