Monday, October 6, 2014

Mischief Monday - Living with Four

On Thursday, The Lady's parents (Grammie and the Big Guy) arrived. They spent Friday with Lady and Man before leaving Barley and Tendra at our house and going to the city to be with Aunt C, Uncle D and cousin Maggie (their house isn't really Lab friendly).

This left Lady and Man the only people in the house with 4 dogs from Friday pm until noon on Sunday.  This is Lady's dream, she wants more pups (don't worry, Man has said no).

Overall, it went really well. The going out during the day is easy, 3 can be off leash and one needs to be on leash. At dawn and dusk, when they need to be on leash due to the wildlife either both people need to go, or the Lady takes them in pairs and the Man one by one. For meal time, Lee and Phod ate in the kitchen and we feed the visitors in the garage.

One of the problems with all four was sleeping. 3/4 are use to sleeping with their people (Phod is a floor sleeper). On Friday night Lee slept at her place at the bottom of the bed and Barley slept horizontally across Lady's pillow, so his butt was on Lady's shoulder all night, pushing Lady to the middle of the bed and crowding the Man. Tendra sleep parallel to him at the bottom of the bed. It was a little cozy. On Saturday, Lady and Tendra slept in the bed, Lee was on and off, Phod took his place on his bed on the floor. Man chose the couch over either of the 2 guest beds, and Barley slept on the one of the guest beds. Everyone was happier.

Sunday, the girl dogs were good but restless. Not sure if it was because they knew Grammie and Big Guy were coming (and Aunt C, and Uncle D, and cousin Maggie and Uncle Chris - next weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and we celebrated it early as we could all be together), or because they were there, but one of the female dogs were annoying pretty much from 10 am until 6 before everyone settled.

Overall, the girl dogs get a C+, the boy dogs get A+, so our average was B+ with 4 dogs. It is a good thing that everyone gets along and it is doable because the pups will be living together later this year for 2.5 weeks when Man and Lady go away.

Tendra (left) and Barley



  1. LOL we so know about space management issues when it comes to the big bed. Glad it all went well. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. That's so funny, I just can't imagine trying to fit you all onto one bed !
    Next time the peeps moan at me for taking up too much room in bed I'm gonna remind them of this.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xx

  3. guess you need to get a bigger bed :)

  4. Wow, having company in the house sounds like fun and a challenge too! BOL Chosing the right spot to sleep is really very important. Great job to the guys for their high grade! :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  5. There is always room for every buddy, BOL
    Lily & Edward

  6. I'm glad you were able to figure out a sleeping arrangement... it can be tough here with just two dogs!

  7. that must be a funny night... must laugh as I read the man chose the couch :o) my dad does that sometimes too... with one dog :o) B+ is a great result with 4 dogs, I'm glad that it worked so well!

  8. MOL the more the merry can say that cause she just has me.
    Looks like you had fun though
    Hugs madi you bfff

  9. Three dogs and two peeps in bed equals to little bed to little sleep. Sounds like a GOLDILOCKS situation.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  10. Hari OM
    Hehehehe, anyone for musical beds??? and B+ is about right, not disastrous and leave room for improvement. Well done everyone &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  11. Wow...what a weekend!! Just with our four little ones, only two sleep with us and that can be challenging, we give the Lady and Man both A++++'s!!

  12. Great weekend. We agree with Dory, the pawrents deserve Top Marks!

    Hope you got some Thanksgiving food.....just sayin'.

  13. We get crowded in bed with the pugs! Can't imagine big dogs in the bed BOL!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  14. Why do peeps think they deserve so much of the bed?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. She complains about being subjected to the "Scottie Sandwich" every night. We think she's feeling a bit better about it now. BOL Glad you had a nice visit this weekend, if a bit tired afterward.

  16. Don't feel bad, I want another puppy to, and my human man says a big huge fat "NO!" BOL!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. Tendra has a great smile even her eyes are smiling. Five in the bed, I guess it's better than six. BOL

    Aroo to you,

  18. It's great they all get a long... I can't handle more than one... four would overwhelm me!

  19. We love Tendra's face! Seriously, girls should know better. I'm sure they've already made plans for their next sleep over!

  20. It's great that you all get along. Sounds like the only problem in the bed was that Man and Lady were there! BOL


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