Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about how to get your humans to take a hint.
A long time ago, my human used to sit on the couch when she worked on the computer and that’s where the magic happened. I liked the arrangement because I could curl up to her and supervise things to make sure things were being done right and stay warm and comfortable. Then, her back started to hurt a lot and Dad rearranged some things and set up a desk for her.
I was less thrilled with the arrangement, but when they put a bed over there beside the window that I could curl up on and keep supervising things, I was pretty okay with it. Actually, I got kind of used to it and I liked being able to stay close to her and keep an eye on things. It got even better when my favorite dog bed was acquired and they put that one over by the desk for me. That bed is only for me and I am the only one who ever lays on it. That’s a pretty nice perk to being the senior hound.
To my dismay, however, when the humans got their new chairs, my human started working on the computer from the chair. My princess bed is right beside her chair and I spend most of my time there beside her, but my favorite bed is still over by the desk. I’ve been less than happy about this. I’ve tried to get them to take the hint by going over and laying on the bed while they’re in the chairs, but they just keep sitting in the chairs. To make sure they know I’m over there, I even spend extra time fluffing the bed loudly, but it did no good.
Then, to my surprise, my human started standing around the desk again. She’s been talking about something called organization. It’s looking like she’s going to come back to the desk soon, and I couldn’t be happier. It means the best of both worlds for me. I’ll be able to be close to my human and sleep on my favorite bed. It took her long enough to take the hint, but at least she’s finally catching on. I understand that the chair is pretty cozy, but a hound needs her creature comforts, too.
I guess the moral of the story is that if you want your human to do something, don’t give up. You have to keep trying until you make them think it’s their idea and then things fall into place. Here’s hoping that they’ll take the hint faster next time.