The cat-in-a-bowl thread http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=434640 got me thinking about this.
The pictures in that thread are gorgeous. But cats are in bowls! On countertops! In sinks! I’ve never had a cat, but if I did I wouldn’t want it on my kitchen counter. Or on the couch or on my bed, either.
I do have a dog. He’s 45 pounds of best friend, and he is not allowed on the living room furniture. Why? I don’t know, I just don’t allow it. He doesn’t sleep on my bed, either. At most, when it’s time for me to go to bed (or he thinks it’s time) he’ll jump up on the foot of the bed and hang out for awhile, then goes off to sleep in his favorite corner.
I wonder if I’d feel differently if he was a small dog. Or if he was a cat. Anyway, that’s what’s on my mind.
Your pets on your furniture…yes or no?