Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Monday Mischief – Taking Liberties

on April 2, 2012

Apparently there’s a page in every pup’s built-in Doggy Handbook that states: “Whenever your human allows you to go somewhere you’re normally not allowed, you forever and always have the right to access that place at will. Once humans give you an inch, they have forfeited all rights to refusal.”

I’m sure it says that because Daisy has taken that page to heart; she lives her life by it. It has become part of The Gospel According to Daisy.

Here’s one example.

We don’t spend much time in our living room; the family room is where we usually go to read, watch TV, etc. The living room has become more of a space used for larger party overflow. Consequently, Daisy has never had any interest in the chairs or sofa in there.

Until DH, for some reason, decided to read a book in there and he invited Daisy up on the couch to sit with him. After that, the couch became Daisy’s territory, presumably when she wants a change of scenery or when we’re all at different ends of the house and she wants to plant herself centrally to watch the comings and goings.

Why do you look so surprised? You're the one who invited me up here in the first place!

A couple of weeks later, DH was waiting for DD and me to get ready so we could all go out together. He sat in the white wing-back chair and put Daisy on his lap. A few days later, I lost Daisy in the house again. Turns out she was sitting in that chair – watching me run around the house like a nut, calling her name and looking for her – with an expression of total amusement on her face.

That chair has now been added to Daisy’s ever-growing list of home hangouts.

Caught! I'll just freeze here - maybe she'll think I'm a toy....

I'll just sit down slowly and overpower her with my hypnotic stare....

Ah ha ha! I win!

Moral of the story: Give a Havachon one little liberty, and she’ll assume control of the entire house!

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40 responses to “Monday Mischief – Taking Liberties

  1. 2browndawgs says:

    Haha we would say that Daisy has things about right!

    the brown dawgs

  2. Papoe says:

    Hahaha that’s a good moral, Daisy! I will take that as an advice. I will stare at my mommy when I start sitting on her keyboard πŸ˜‰

  3. nalasdogdays says:

    Bit by bit they take over the house… Nala was never supposed to be allowed to sleep in our bed, but then winter came and I felt sorry for the little puppy having to sleep on the cold floor (with a thick rug, mind you), so we let her in bed. And rest is history. πŸ™‚

  4. Ya I would say Daisy has that all figured out.

  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Hey Daisy,

    I thought you already owned the whole house?! Tee Hee

    I have no idea why they’re moaning, after all, if they want to set a precedent they must expect you’re gonna follow it, right?!

    You’re such a great Mischief Maker buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks Snoopy – high praise indeed coming from the King of Mischief! πŸ˜€ See, I figured I’d lull them into a false sense of security and let them think they still call the shots and own the house….I’m doing a slow takeover instead of a quick coup. πŸ˜‰

  6. Great job finding all the great spots in the house Daisy. You certainly are a creature of comfort:)

  7. Higgins says:

    BOL, way to go Daisy!!! I agree with Snoppy, don’t you own the house?!!


  8. Bassetmomma says:

    Yep, give an inch, they take a mile! BOL! Daisy, you do look pretty cute in that chair though! πŸ™‚

  9. The Hook says:

    I think as far as dogs are concerned, there are NO RULES!

  10. Hey Daisy, Jet here. Of course the furniture has your name on it? Mom thinks she can bar us from the living room and mostly she does, however… if we REALLY want to, we can wiggle our noses and open the sliding door!

  11. bol! You’re one funny pup Daisy! πŸ˜€ i love your “Ah ha ha! I win!” picture! What Victory!! β™₯ I’ve only managed to claim the corner at the stairs. Psssst.. you’re one lucky Havachon Daisy baby, you got the whole couch! WhOooHoOo! πŸ˜› Xoxo, lovelove, Poppy!

  12. Hawk aka BrownDog says:

    Hi Y’all,

    Now I know why my humans stoically refuse to allow me ANY liberties! Thanks Daisy for educating me.

    Just stopped by to catch up on your happenings and say hello! Have a great week!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  13. barb19 says:

    Daisy is always one step ahead of you guys! Love the pics of her on the chair!

  14. SandySays1 says:

    Keep puhing the envelope Daisy! Pretty soon your humans will understand the “Borg” thing, “Resistence is futile!”

  15. When my two year-old granddaughter knows she’s doing something she shouldn’t she covers her eyes…so we can’t see her! I think Daisy’s “freeze” position is her version of the same. She is one smart dog! And very human πŸ™‚ Debra

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s such a cute thing your granddaughter does, Debra! I think your assessment of Daisy’s “freeze” is right on target, which makes it even funnier! It’s funny you should say that she’s “very human”, because we always say that she has human eyes – very expressive, and they seem to look deep into us. πŸ™‚

  16. nalasdogdays says:

    Hi Daisy, I know you’ve been nominated plenty of times, but I can’t help but nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award once again. I absolutely love reading your blog πŸ™‚

  17. BunkThePug says:

    Remember Daisy- It’s your world. They just live in it!

  18. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew says:

    Well, sweet Daisy we would say if they don’t want you to sit on certain things they should not invite you,,,but then again how can anything as cute as you not be welcome on everything in the house. Hugs and nose kisses

  19. Oh yes, this is so true of Miss Maple too! My husband and I are slowly losing our battle when it comes to enforcing boundaries around the apartment. Our pup is encroaching and claiming new territory day-by-day and inch-by-inch…

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