Chase came to work with me today. I had no idea how worn down he was from waiting for his and Magic’s puppies to arrive. I was working away at the computer, turned around, and there he was — exhausted on the desk. Part of his complete relaxation may have to do with Holmes being absent from the office.
Taryn asked a question about Chase-on-the-desk that I thought I’d answer in the post. Chase has always liked to go UP. That is his preferred direction. Since he was a youngster, he has seen chairs, end tables, and boxes as shortcuts to higher locations. I’ve been bringing him to the office since he was a puppy. He uses the seat of a client chair as the springboard to my desk. He’s very athletic/graceful and can land amidst the papers and books without moving any of them. I often turn back from the computer to see him smiling at me from the desk top. I’m sure the training folk think I should correct him, but he’s the best company — so I put up with it (read: “enjoy it!).