I grew up with a westie, name Piper, and he was NOT allowed on the couch. However, when we would venture out and about he would spread out on the couch and make himself comfortable. When we came home we could always tell Piper had been on the couch because it would be warm where he had been napping.
When Louis came home with us, I decided Louis WOULD be allowed on the couch. What I hadn't planned on were his dirty little paws! My white couch quickly became gray :( I resorted to throwing fleece blankets over the couch, but he would still manage to leave his mark.
Last week I decided to wash all of the slip covers. My couch is once again white, but I need to figure out an attractive way to protect it. My old college green & purple flat sheets definitely do not fit the bill. Do those of you that have pups have any suggestions? I have a large "v" shaped couch, so a normal slip cover probably wouldn't work. I need something that covers not only the seated part of the couch, but also the back pillows and the top. Louis loves nothing more than napping on the top of the couch:
I have tried, unsuccessfully, to explain to Louis that I would greatly appreciate it if he would wipe his paws off before jumping onto the couch. It really would make things so much easier for both of us. Or, perhaps he could ASK to get up on the couch? This way I could check his paws for dirt before he proceeded to march all over it. Clearly he is NOT a fan of either suggestion:
I tried once again to broach the subject, and I promptly had a rear thrust in my face. And then he tooted. I guess that means the discussion is over?
I finally acquiesced. I told Louis that the couch was "ours". I assured him that we would find a solution that suited both of us. That made one very dirty little puppy very happy :)
So, any suggestions or recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated!