Sometimes I wonder why we bother to have so many sleeping spaces. Almost every time Ellie gets situated in one of the beds, Lucy comes along and plops down. Often there is no space, but Lucy sits and then wiggles until she has squashed Ellie if necessary to make a space. She is absolutely unconcerned about Ellie's comfort and doesn't seem to mind if Ellie's head is pressed against a chair. She acts as if Ellie is a giant stuffed animal put there for her enjoyment.
It is of note that while Ellie does not overtly object to this togetherness, she NEVER is the one to go to the bed occupied by Lucy. I'm not sure why she allows Lucy to squeeze her out or use her as a pillow. She is the alpha among the two and could certainly control something like this if she chose to do so.
Ellie has a behavior that my husband thinks is passive-aggressive against Lucy. Sometimes, during the day we will find Ellie sleeping in Lucy's crate! Her own crate is next to Lucy's, and Ellie obviously knows whose crate it is. When it's time for bed, she never goes toward Lucy's crate. We've often wondered what might happen if Lucy came into the room and found Ellie in her crate.
That's a dog owner for you. Trying to analyze doggie behavior. Enjoy our Golden Girls for what they are...the most fun dogs around.
The rush of the season is upon me this Friday. In sixteen days Hanukkah begins. Twenty more days and it will be Christmas Day. I refuse, however, to fall prey to the bustle and rush. Things will get done. The holidays are to be enjoyed and I plan to enjoy them.
Whatever your plans for this weekend, take some time for yourself. Enjoy this short holiday season and don't let others ruin it for you.