Wednesday, 15 July 2009

House Rules

With thanks to our friend John who was relieved today to find that he is not the only person who has difficulty in enforcing the canine "Rules of Engagement".

He was obviously unaware that Ollie wrote this about ten years ago:

1. The hound is not allowed in the house.
2. OK, the hound is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.
3. The hound is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture.
4. The hound can get on the old furniture only.
5. Fine, the hound is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed.
6. OK, the hound is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.
7. The hound can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not under the covers.
8. The hound can sleep under the covers by invitation only.
9. The hound can sleep under the covers every night.
10. Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the hound.


  1. If you're going to be poorly, that looks as good a way as any to cope with it LOL

  2. Nice to know Ollie got you trained in the end.

  3. I think Ollie and FatCat took the same "How to train your human" classes at pet school . . .


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