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waking upMost dogs want to go to the bathroom first thing in the morning – no different than their humans.  Penny, however, will stay in bed as long as you let her.

 

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On occasion, Penny Layne can be pretty darn lazy.
I was in the kitchen fixing a slice of toast.  For whatever reason, when I first brought Penny home, she would not eat unless I was in the kitchen too.  After a few days, she got brave enough to run in the kitchen and grab one or two little pieces of food, then run back into whatever room I happened to be in.  She still does most of her eating while I’m in there, but slowly, she is beginning to visit her dish more often, alone, and eating more while alone.

I’m not sure how she eats when I’m not in the kitchen with her – well, I guess on the run, but when I am in there, Penny will sit by her bowl,sitting down to dinner pick up 2 or 3 pieces of her food, drop them on her place mat, then eat one piece at a time.  Very rarely does she stand to eat, and she will usually only get up after she is finished for the time being, or to get a drink of water.
Now, Penny is not the first dog I’ve ever had that would sit to eat.  She is the only dog I’ve ever had that would sit at her dish to eat.   And she is the first dog I’ve ever had that lays down to eat.

Yes, while fixing my toast, I turned to check on her – I try to keep a close eye on her since she is not yet completely “potty trained,” and there she was, laying by her bowl, eating.  When I saw her, several things went through my mind all at once:  I never have a camera at hand when I need it – Is this dog lazy, or what? – Hmm, I guess being out this morning for over an hour really tired her out – If I go to get the camera, she’s going to jump up and follow me.

And follow me she did.   After getting the camera, I went into the diningroom so that I could try to slyly get a shot of her at her dish.   She did go back to eat a little more, but she didn’t lay down.  I did however, get a shot of her sitting at her dish and eating.

A couple days later, I turned around because I heard some rustling – Penny sometimes gets into stuff she’s not supposed to.   The noise?  Shelazy had half crawled out of her bed, which caused the far end to flip up in the air some – she was stretched out as much as a little puppy can stretch, half in her bed, half out.  And she was reaching for one of her toys that was about a foot and a half away.   Yes, dear readers, Penny was trying to retrieve the toy without having to actually get up!  She could juuuuust touch it, but she couldn’t reel it in.

Rather than get up, she gave up and went back to sleep where she lay – stretched out across the side of her bed.

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