Winnie's favorite place to be is on the sofa, snuggled onto the down throw that I keep out for her year-round. (It used to be a winter-only item for use by chilly humans ... stored away during warm months.) She gets onto the sofa via a set of pet steps given to her by her Auntie Susan.
In the beginning, it only took about five minutes and some delicious treats to teach Winnie to use the steps, and now she scampers up and down them easily to get on and off the sofa ... most of the time. Every once in a while, it appears that she decides that she has forgotten how to use them or it may seem easier to her to resort to begging to be picked up.
I tell Winnie that she is very lucky to have been adopted into a family that spoils her, instead of babying her ... though I don't think Winnie understands the difference. During this little exchange, Winnie made multiple trips back and forth between half-hearted attempts at the steps and begging to be picked up.
If this behavior doesn't get her what she wants, it rarely takes more than a few minutes for Winnie to resign herself to the fact that she has to use the steps to get onto the sofa by herself if she's going to get there at all ...
... and, soon, she was fast asleep.
P.S. Here's a extra gratuitous Winnie photo for you ... because she's just so darned adorable.
This tiny little dog has a huge piece of my heart!
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