Our mom says we are very strange doggies because we never get on the furniture...except for the big bed. And we only get on the bed when no one else is in it. We read stories about lots of other doggies who sleep with their parents and take naps or have roaching sessions on sofas or chairs. For some strange reason, we never do that! We do our share of counter surfing, but chairs, sofas and other furniture just don't interest us. Once in a while, I (Poppy) used to get up in Mom's Lazy Boy, but I left so much Aire-hair in it that she started putting stuff in it so I couldn't get up there. After about 2 or 3 times, I didn't even try anymore. Penny likes to sleep on the big bed and occasionally, I get up there too. However, as soon as someone tries to get in the bed, we go get into our own beds. I TOLD you we were strange! We each have our own ginormous bed which we sleep in every night and sometimes during the day. We also use them when we play bitey-face and I (Poppy) like to roach on mine. Penny never roaches! She also never sleeps upside down like I do. She just might be even stranger than I am! Our mom also thinks we are strange because we can learn something by being taught only one time. That is...IF WE WANT TO! Being Airedales, we appear to be pretty hard-headed most of the time, but if we hear a noise that is associated with something good, we will react with excitement every time we hear that noise. For example...one time, Mom opened a plastic zipper bag containing gum drops. There happened to be one tiny piece broken off one of them and she gave it to Penny. From then on, whenever Mom or Dad open a zipper bag, for any reason, Penny comes flying from wherever she was in hopes of getting another piece of gum drop. We BOTH show up whenever someone uses the ice-maker and Penny will always run to the kitchen when she hears someone taking silverware out of the drawer. If Mom wants to brush Penny's teeth, she rattles the silverware and she comes flying out into the kitchen. I will shake a paw to have my teeth brushed, but sometimes, Penny needs a little prodding to get her lazy self off the big bed.
Poppy & Penny