Thursday, January 31, 2008

We are very strange doggies!

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


Molly the Airedale said...

We don't get on the furniture or our parent's bed either. We were taught not to but we both do have beds EVERYWHERE so we don't feel slighted in the least!
When we hear cookie cellophane or the freezer being opened and we know it's dad, we practically kill ourselves to get to the kitchen!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ferndoggle said...

Yes, you girls are strange! I have my very own loveseat that Mom calls an eye sore...but I love to sleep there SO much, that she won't get rid of it.

And I have my own bed on the floor but prefer to sneak up on the big bed once the humans are sound asleep. They usually don't even know I'm there.


Harry said...

I sneak on the sofa and the bed when ma and pa are out. Trouble is I like to use my front paws to scruff the throw and duvet up all nice so they know straight away if I have been on. I never do it when they're home unless they ask me up for snuggles.

Cassidy tries desperately to get on the couch but her legs still aren't quite long enough!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Asta said...

Hi Penny and Poppy
I don't think you'we stwange at all! you sound smawt and vewy sweet and wow you'we so good about bwushing youw teef..I bet youw Mom would like you to come cudle though
I'm glad you'we too big to blow away with the big wind.

See you this weekend in Azwizona!
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

Our pinkies have given up trying to keep us off the lounge and chair. We have our own beds but we prefer the furniture lol. If they really wanted us off we would stay off but they don't mind.
We don't think you're strange at all.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Stanley said...

I am a big couch hog at our house, but I NEVER counter surf (with my height you'd think I would be a champion counter & table surfer).

My girl would like me to sleep in the big bed with her, but she won't let me anymore because she says I'm a bed buffalo ~ I roam all over the place.

You girls are definitely unique, but I can't imagine an Airedale who doesn't sleep on their back at least some of the time!

Goober love & smooches,

Lenny said...

Hey Poppy and Penny! I don't think you're strange at all - you are truly terriers!

When my people want to give me a bath, they make the sound of filling my bowl with food so I come running. Sneaky.

Your friend, Lenny

Persephone and Buster said...

hi penny & poppy... you're cute.. ya gotta check out the furniture.. it's reallllly comfy. i like the beds..but Persephone is into couches..and ms. Blue loves the beds too...those humans know how make things very cushy for themselves. as for counter surfing.. uh uh uh!! no surfing on counters for us.. those humans give us lots of treats...

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You 2 are different. Louie and I like to lay on the couch by mom while she is doing her blogging or watching TV. Mom says that it is called Fur-niture so fur is welcome...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Shmoo said...

I can hear a kleenex being pulled out of the box from outside... kleenex is tasty, you should try it, especially used kleenex... taaaasty.


Urban Smoothie Read said...

then i'm strange too...coz i dun sit on sofa....my family use wooden furniture at the living hall, n is so uncomfortable for me..

as for me, i prefer sleeping by myself on my OWN bed...becoz miss owner tends to move all over n the bed n that's disturb my sweet dream...