when someone is at YOUR home and comments about your dogs on the furniture? GRR...Hello, my dogs live here, you are a guest in their home. I just think it is rude, my house is clean, I have leather furniture that was purchased with dog hair in mind. So I got a little snippy when a guest told my comfy pooch to get off of the couch. For one he is a hyper ball of energy that was soundly snoozing, wake him and he may jump on you-he is a baby after all. And secondly, he is allowed to be there, he lives here.
This doesn't bother me as much as people making comments about why I took another dog with huge vet bills.
Friends know this is the dogs house so are good. The dogs have their own room and not allowed on the furniture in the living room or guest room. I think it has to work 2 ways and be understanding of people who don't like to brush their new pants when they leave my house. Sometimes I too want to sit somewhere without getting fur on my clothes or standing on dog toys.
Well, I don't allow the dogs up on the furniture when we have guests. Not everyone is a dog person and it would be less than hospitable of me to force them to sit with my dogs.
When I do have people around who like my dogs and if they are ok with them sharing the couch, that's a different story. If there is not enough room for dogs plus guests, the people sit and dogs get the floor.
Last edited by BigBrownDog; 09-09-2012 at 08:39 PM.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I should specify, this was a drop in. When I know I'm having guests I do make the furniture available and go over it with a vacuum. Just got under my skin today. I would never let the puppy stay on the couch if there was no place for a person to sit!
Last edited by smokey; 09-09-2012 at 08:11 PM.
nope don't get irritated a bit. oh wait, my dogs aren't allowed on the furniture. they're dogs, they lay on the floor.
♣ Laura ♣
I understand what you are saying. People shouldn't complain.
If people want to sit in the dog room(family room) I pull the covers off the sofas. Only close friends use that room.If I didn't have room for the dogs to have their own sofas I wouldn't let them on it. Tessa has made the house stink with her yeast infections and I get embarrassed. Only my brother is bad mannered enough to say the dogs room stinks. He does too sometimes. lolol.
My dogs are allowed on the couch in the living room & the couch & love seat in the family room. I keep a sheet on them & I remove them if I have non-dog people coming. What irritates me is when people ask me why I take my dogs on vacation with us. Obviously because I like being with them.