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Monday, 20 March 2017

You're in my spot

We had the grandkids overnight this past weekend and the grand-dog was part of the package. Usually when Georgie visits, her family is out of province. This time, only the parents were gone and the dog had to share her domain with the little ones. She was not impressed.

When she visits on her own, Georgie lies on her green blanket on the other end of the couch. This time she was displaced by the Sylvie and Caitlin. She did not take it well.

In typical Georgie fashion, she communicated how she felt. We laid her blanket on the floor and she settled there initially. 

 

Periodically she came to the couch, looked at Sylvie sat in her spot, then at me, back at Sylvie and so on. After a few minutes, she went back to the blanket again.

 

Repeat.

Repeat.

Repeat.

The first opportunity she got, Georgie was back in her spot.

Georgie is seven years old now, old enough not to like change, especially where comfort and tradition are concerned. You may be able to teach an old dog new tricks but she won't take them lying down in the wrong place for long.

36 comments:

DJan said...

I can't blame her. It's HER spot, after all, and she's, well, not happy. Glad she got her spot back. :-)

Anvilcloud said...

It's a doggone dog's life.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Poor Georgie! Displaced at her age, lol!

Tabor said...

Never heard of that proverb but it sure sounds true! Cute dog!!

Savoring Sixty said...

Just found your blog, looking forward to visiting again!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dog! I like older dogs. Maybe because I am older now! Andrea

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous dog. That is hilarious that she did not want to be "moved." Have a lovely afternoon.

Elephant's Child said...

Poor Georgie. I am also very glad that she was able to reclaim her spot. Those pesky two-legs...

Down by the sea said...

Ahh poor Georgie she knows want she wants! Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

She has to learn to share though, Jan. LOL.

Marie Smith said...

It is, AC.

Marie Smith said...

I know Debra. She's so set in her ways.

Marie Smith said...

She is a cutie who likes things her way, Tabor.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you for visiting, SS.

Marie Smith said...

This one is perfect for us because she only visits on occasion, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

She is such a smart dog, Mildred. Nothing dumb about that animal.

Marie Smith said...

Georgie thinks she is a human too, EC.

Marie Smith said...

She does and we, her minions, must serve her properly.

Angela said...

We have a cat that acts like that. He likes the loveseat but when we have visitors and they sit there he hides. When people leave he slowly comes back to the living room. He sniffs the loveseat carefully, waits for a day then he sits there again. Animals are creatures of habit it seems. Georgie is beautiful!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Georgie is such a lovely dog Marie, how adorable the look on her face as she checks.. some would say stubbornness is a female characteristic 😀😀

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So much like our dog who will be 14 this summer. There's always been competition with the grandchildren whether in the kitchen or on my husband's lap. Georgie is a beautiful girl, sad to see her making do on her green blanket on the floor.

Mage said...

Oh dear oh dear. What a perfect portrait you paint.

Debbie said...

sweet captures...we all do have our "spots" don't we!!

Marie Smith said...

Animals surprise me every day, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

And determination too, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

Dogs can be jealous of the grandkids, can't they, Judith?

Marie Smith said...

She survived their visit, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

We truly do, Debbie. Dogs are not so dumb!

Barb said...

So cute! Glad Georgie persisted!

Marie Smith said...

She is one determined girl. Barb.

Tomoko said...

Georgie is a lovely girl.She reminded our family dog,Goro. He grew with our sons together. He had a 17 years of long life.

Marie Smith said...

Goergie is a treasured part of the family, Tomoko. She doesn't realize she is a dog though.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Too funny! Dogs like their routines, very much! LOL!

Marie Smith said...

Georgie sure likes hers, SUi.

baili said...

she looks wise and very sweet ,you told her story of restlessness beautifully !

i can understand her anxiety when someone else took over her place.

you are right as age grows each creature strengthens his habits and routines .

Kay said...

Awww... Georgie is adorable. I just had to stop by after seeing your blog on Mage's list.