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  1. Six years ago, a Newfoundland dog came to live in our house. When she started hanging out on the pale grey couch and loveseat, depositing gobs of black hair and drool, I bought slipcovers for those furniture items. The slipcovers do look like unmade beds with black hair and drool. No wonder nobody wants to sit on the couch and loveseat (except the dog). The slipcovers are complicated enough to put on that you can’t just whisk them off when humans want to sit on the couch.
    I’m contemplating getting rid of the couch and loveseat and replacing them with a few nice armchairs and footstools. Too small for the dog.
    Don’t even think about suggesting we get rid of the dog.


    • Hey, WE are dog people. The sofa belongs to the dog(s). Also, the small space in the middle of the loveseat? That’s for the dog, too. The footie part of the movable loveseat? Dog.

      Dog may visit us in bed, but NOT sleep with us because the bed isn’t big enough for two seniors with bad backs and one very relaxed dog. The poor thing has to lie on the rug next to the bed, except when his passion for us grows exponentially and he’s up on the bed, literally falling into our arms. He loves being loved. I love him too, but not necessarily at 4 in the morning, though he considers this a very special time for loving.

      We use old fuzzy “coverlets” on the dog sofa. This is because everything else we tried got horrible and it took two of us to dislodge it, wash it, dry it, and somehow get it back in place. The little coverlets are comparatively easy to put on and remove for cleaning.

      I don’t even want to KNOW what Duke has stored in his crate, but it doesn’t smell too evil, so I’m assuming it’s just the usual wreckage. Our sofa, as a result of humans not using it (people sit on it while trying not to look alarmed or downright scared)(unless they have an even bigger dog)(or a baby) will probably last forever. I theorize that if you don’t like dogs, this is probably not the right venue. Although we’ve also had a lot of cats and a few ferrets and an occasional parrot (talk about MESSY OMG), we seem to have stayed with dogs. We’ve had as many as five, but now have just one. I wanted to adopt another one, but the prices they want to adopt a dog these days are higher than what it used to cost for a purebred from a breeder, so I’m afraid The Duke will have to be THE dog.

      He’s over there. On the sofa.

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      • Yes, any piece of furniture that can accommodate the dog becomes the dog’s. The bed is forbidden territory, though. We knew a fully grown Newf is about the same size and weight as a human being, so we didn’t let Nelly on the bed even as a puppy. We would have had to get an emperor size bed. And I’m a cat person by nature, so all this was kind of a shock.

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  2. So true Marilyn, it will last forever if never used.


    • I finally got rid of my porcelain for 12 and my silver and those delicate glasses got rid of themselves. When my mother in law died, she left cases full of never-used stuff — that no one wanted anyway. I decided I wasn’t going to be like that. Unfortunately, even what I’ve got, no one wants.

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  3. It’s true, nothing lasts forever, but have you noticed how fast things fall apart these days?


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