Here at my house we have had some trouble lately. I want you to know I am always honest with you, so I will confess to what I have been doing. Bailie and I have a ton of fun together, but I have started to get a bit jealous of her. Lately, I have taken to not letting her have her stuff. Mom is not happy about this, but I rather enjoy making Bailie mad when I think she is getting too much attention from Mom. In order to properly understand my jealous mischief, I drew a map of our home office where this latest mischief occurred. Drawing with paws is tough, so it is a real rough sketch, just for orientation purposes. You can see how the beds are on opposite sides of the room, and the desk is where Mom usually sits.
As you all know, I have my neighborhood watch post where I spend most of the day keeping an eye on the neighborhood and protecting us from any dangers that may arise. My bed is on the bench in the front window. Bailie has the exact same bed but hers is on the floor next to Mom’s desk. I don’t like Bailie in my window and she prefers to sleep next to Mom. Well, I decided I don’t like Bailie being by Mom, so I started sleeping in Bailie’s bed on the floor and refused to get out of it when she wanted to lie in it.
I figured at seven months it is time for her to put on her adult dog fur and take some responsibility for the neighborhood watch herself, and stop hanging around MY mom all the time. Bailie finally did get in my window bed and took a snooze. She was leery of going in my bed as I have made it clear that the bench bed is MINE. Come to think of it, I like all the beds in the house to be MINE.
My favorite time to steal her bed is in the early morning, so when she comes downstairs and wants to jump in, it is already taken. She doesn’t know what to do. What a baby she can be. I mean really, we are both in the same room with Mom!
Bailie finally stretched out long the other day and seemed to have accepted her new position when the unthinkable happened! I couldn’t believe it, she actually fell asleep on the job and closed both eyes and ears! We had an intruder! A man drove undetected into our driveway, made it to the front door, and rang the bell! This was inexcusable! I howled at Bailie, “How could you let this happen?” She barked back at me saying she was still to young for the responsibility of the neighborhood watch job and she just wanted her own bed back.
My master plan had been a huge failure! Lucky for us, it was a repairman that Mom had been expecting and not some real danger. I guess I can’t keep stealing her bed because the risk of danger is too great. I will have to keep stealing her toys and chews instead. In the meantime, I am back to giving her training lessons on watching for danger while “sharing” the window bench, but she has to sit in the cat bed!
Thankfully we are all okay and disaster was avoided. Mom is paying more attention to me now, explaining that nothing has changed but Bailie just needs a bit more of her time until she grows up. It is hard to go from being the baby for seven years to being a big sister, but Mom says I’m doing a good job most of the time. She also told me that this kind of stuff happens with mini human siblings quite often as well. It is just a phase we need to work through. I don’t want Bailie to go away because we have tons of fun, just spend less time with MY mom.