November 2, 2016 by Petrea
Wilma Wednesday 4: Couch Murfing
We used to allow Wilma to nap on the couch. Or, more accurately, Wilma decided to get up there and we didn’t tell her to get down. Instead, we covered the couch in towels. We knew we shouldn’t spoil her, but we did.
When Wilma had surgery earlier this year, she wasn’t able to climb up. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to teach her that the couch was no longer her territory. At first it worked, but recently I’ve seen her gazing at the couch and making little “murf” sounds. She wants to get up there, but she knows she’s not supposed to.
This morning when I came out of the bathroom, I heard a crash and a scramble. I ran to the living room and found Wilma splayed on the floor next to the couch. She quickly recovered.
“Were you on the couch, Wilma?”
She didn’t answer. She just wagged her tail and gazed adoringly at me.
Dogs aren’t capable of lying, but I think she was being evasive.