Saturday, January 09, 2016

We Bought a Farm: Keeping Scrubs off the Furniture: Part II

Ever since he was a pup, Scrubs has brought us so much joy ...

.... and, like most dogs, so much incredible angst!

But honestly, he's eight and a half now. He has a huge farm to run around in. So the Scrubs "issues" are less and less of a thing for me. He's not as hyper. He lays around a lot more. For the most part he listens.

However, there is one area that he and I continue to not see eye to eye on.

I do not want my dog on my furniture. Is that really so much to ask? Just stay off the furniture and we won't ever butt heads again!

Folks, this is not a little dog. He is big. And he has wiry white hairs that stick everywhere. It is so bad that JB, who wears black scrubs to work, will not change until the very last minute before he leaves for work, in order to prevent hair inundation. 

This dog has a very nice dog bed. But it doesn't matter. He wants to sleep on our sofas. Or our beds. Or our chairs. When we leave the house, we have to make sure all of our bedroom doors are shut and every piece of furniture is covered. 

One day dad and mom accidentally left their house door open. 

And they came home to find Scrubs sleeping on their bed.

So I came up with a plan, and I wrote about it here.  I was so tired of trying to find things to cover the furniture with that I did my research and found this great idea to keep Scrubs off my furniture.

It worked.

For about six months.

And now he has outsmarted us. That dog has taught himself to flip the cushions on the back of the couch, over, and lay on top of them. There is no way I could get a picture of him on the cushion because as soon as I walk out of my room, that dog bolts, and hides on the other side of the dining room table from me because he knows I am going to lay into him. 

I have tried to lay the plastic in different ways. This dog is either flipping the cushions or using his paws to knock the plastic off the couch. He has totally rendered the plastic .... useless.

I know he is a good dog.

But grrrrrrrrr ....... he makes me want to growl!!!!


Anonymous said...

Ha! Let poor Scrubs on the furniture - he's getting older and he should be able to enjoy his senior years in comfort!!!! Maybe if you let him do it, it wouldn't be so enticing to him.

Wendi Kitsteiner said...

I seriously cannot. His hair would completely saturate our clothing! It is that bad.

AW said...

THIS IS MY STORY!!! My dog is the same. Boxer Lab everywhere. It's golden, but still. Sheds like he's a farm animal. And I'm the same way. Pets are part of the family, but just like everyone else, he has a place. Grrrring with you!

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