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Now that Charlie is a little bit older, I’ve been able to recognize some of her favorite habits as unique to her compared to other dogs I’ve had in the past. For example, Charlie really enjoys taking her sweet time getting up in the morning. She spends, on average, ten minutes stretching in every direction across the floor. Not a few minutes after that, she’s leaning up against my legs (like a cat) trying to get attention.  It works.

She also likes to stand on the stairs at the exact spot the handrail begins – which doesn’t make it easy for me when I’m thisclose to finishing painting the stairs and her muddy feet dirty them again before I’m ready for the next coat (this has happened so many times this winter that I’ve decided I may have to wait until spring to get it finished).

Another habit she has is laying on top of my dirty laundry when I sort it before washing. She did this as a puppy:

And she does this as an (almost) adult.

What habits do your pets have?

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  1. As a puppy, my pug lay on my lap as I sat at my desk to write my blog, with his butt towards my knees and his head toward my right hip. When he was full grown, he insisted on still doing this, but he didn't fit! So a year ago my kids and husband bought me a Pottery Barn office chair with arms. Now the pug sits in the same position, but his entire head rests on the right-hand arm of my chair, so once again, he “fits”!

  2. My bulldog Emma likes to lean into us like a cat, as well — we call her a “puppy bean” because that's the shape she takes. She also likes to look back at your hand while you're scratching her butt — you know, just to make sure you're doing it right. Oh, and she likes dirty underwear. Adorable.