I know this looks like an empty chair. Sure it does. There's even a nice fleece blanket you can pull around yourself after you sit down. Except in this house -- as in most homes outfitted with Dachshunds as accessory items -- you stand a very good chance of having a very small dog burrowed underneath all that bedding.
Our other dogs -- sighted ones, too -- haven't quite figured this out and still need to learn it's worth checking before hopping into the chair. If they hop first, they are likely to be met by a growling Dachshund that suddenly materializes ... seemingly out of nowhere ... with a bristly warning: "Back off! I got here first!"
The offending dogs are usually quite startled, because -- well, it looks like an empty chair to them, too.
But buried down deep inside is something that looks like this:
That's Daisy, the smallest of our Dachshunds, and the ultimate, deep-dive burrower!
Blogging holiday alert! I'm going to take a blogging break from now until New Year's, so best wishes to everyone and happy holidays!