Saturday, January 9, 2016

At the other end of the couch

Lindy Davies-Schear, January 9, 2016 — Richard Schear photo
For anyone who's wondering why we let our dog get away with this, the truth is: it is Lindy's couch.
We used to have our recliners at that end of the room, facing the TV, with an ottoman between us, for Lindy.
Eventually, we had to add one, two, and finally three extra pieces of furniture so that Lindy could "jump" up onto the ottoman because the truth was: she could no longer jump.
So I took it upon myself to buy Lindy's couch. I ordered it under the false impression that both ends would recline while the centre stayed stable. Yes, the centre remains stable, and both ends have foot-rests that come up after a rather tiring (for me) pull on a handle, and which go back down after an equally exhaustive pull in the opposite direction, but neither end reclines.
Dick's end, of course, operates smoothly because, well, that's life...
However, the couch is definitely Lindy's, as planned. She'll climb up onto the middle with the use of a one-step stool instead of three, and she'll rest with her head in my lap. Should I happen to get up, however, all bets are off, and I return to find her where I used to be.
Because the his-and-my recliners are at the opposite side of the room, beside the TV, I have to lift Lindy if I want to sit down, and she weighs a lot (minimum) or a ton (maximum).
But it's all worth it...all for love of the dog.
In the photo above, Lindy is sleeping at her daddy's end of the couch, the end with the lamp, and the curio cabinet for his various papers and things, and the overly-large "tv table" he uses as a desk and/or for his evening meal.
I sometimes wish I had one of those tables, too, but they're plug-ugly, so I put up with the tiny but pretty end table I have to move around to face me when we're eating in the living room, which is most of the time.
And it's all worth it...all for love of the dog.

Joining with Camera Critters today.


eileeninmd said...

Lindy is cute and comfy! We used to let our old dogs up on the couch and bed. Have a happy weekend!

Lea said...

As much as people love their dogs, I do believe that dogs love their people more!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, every day with your girl is precious and she deserves a soft sleep. So sweet, Kay. And so nice to see you posting. i missed you.

Powell River Books said...

Our lives do revolved around our pets. When Stick Tail (our cat) got old we had John build him step stools to get in bed. It took a few days for him to try leaping over them and crashing to the floor, but then then made it easy for him to get up and down. He did have to contend with the stairs to get to his food bar and litter box, but the gentle steps never stopped him. I sure miss that guy. He used to sleep next to my head at the beginning of each evening where I could give him occasional scritches. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Pawfect pawsition for the loved one!!! YAM xx

Phil Slade said...

Obviously I wondered where you had been hiding, without wanting to pry. Good to see you back blogging Kay and i sincerely hope you are feeling much better.

It would be wonderful to meet up with you and Richard if you find yourselves over this way. The table at Kay's Chippie is still on standby!

Leslie: said...

Hi Kay, it's been a while, but I've seen your last couple of posts and feel sad that Lindy is getting on so much. I can tell how much you love her and are doing everything to make her days happy and comfy. I now have a 3 year old English yellow lab that I love with all my heart! Never thought I'd get another dog after my wonderful boxer Star passed on but even if they live briefly, you have an eternity of love and memories that last forever. Give Lindy a nice sweet scratch from me and a gentle "woof" from my Tegan!

Mr Puddy said...

Mom always said dog have so much to give & love ( Mom used to have dog when she was a kid )
The love of Lindy touch us
Purrs & Hugs

Mara said...

A sofa for Lindy? She deserves it. 150%!!

Anonymous said...

Awww - what a lovely life she has! Our dogs get up on the couch or chairs and sit on our laps!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

She is a special doggie! I love her!