Alayne took these photos on Friday when she saw blind Widget heading up the ramp to claim the chair Dexter was sleeping in. As we've posted before, Widget has perfected the power of "looming," in which she hovers over the dog who is occupying the space she wants. As she looms over them, she also stares at them. (It doesn't matter that she's blind.) Eventually, the tension is too much and the other dog surrenders the spot. This usually occurs in minutes.
But it would be more correct to say Widget had perfected the power of looming, because on Friday the loom failed. Entirely. And yet, rather than force the issue with some growling or by elbowing the offending party aside, she gave up. That's right, she settled in right beside Dexter. In the photo at top, she has started the classic loom posture.
(You can see from the color we call "doggie brown" on our once pure-white Ikea chair cushions how futile our effort is to keep them covered in fleece blankets.)
After getting no reaction from Dexter, Widget ponders what to do:
Before deciding to pass the time by grooming herself:
After a while she looks over at him with a "What, you're still here?" look:
This is the point where normally she would have started physically elbowing him out of the way and off the chair. But instead, she simply sighed, put her chin on the chair and settled in for a nap ... and that was that:
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