What happens when the weather is cool and wet? Dogs and cats can't go outside for their regular exercise sessions (even the cats go for walks in this household), and they think the house is a little too chilly for active play. That means--in this household anyway--that we get a lot of requests for lap access.
I should point out that all of my animals know that they should ask before they jump up for lap time. My dogs may be little, but they could do a lot of damage if they jump up unexpectedly. And my cats have had drinks spilled on them enough times that they know they should ask before leaping too.
But since the weather is so cool and crisp, every time I look down, I see a little face asking to be let up. Like this.
In general, I try to let the dogs and cats hop on up when they ask nicely. If I ignore their requests, they might stop asking for permission altogether. And that could mean I'd have dogs and cats leaping into my lap unannounced.
But since I do try to say yes so often, and I have so many little pets, I sometimes get myself in trouble. Like this.
Look closely and you'll see Liam the pug, Sinead the Boston terrier and Lucy the blind cat all on my lap at the same time. That's a lot of pets! And not quite enough lap.
Here's hoping the weather warms up soon, so these guys can get out and about with ease (and so my lap can get a bit of a break!).
Do you train your pets to ask for permission before leaping? Leave me a note in the comments and let me know.
And this is my entry into the Wordless Wednesday blog hop as hosted by BlogPaws. Be sure to visit the other blogs in this week's hop. You'll be glad you did.