I used to get really annoyed when people would personify their pets, but then I noticed that when you have one who interacts with your family daily, they pick up some behaviors that are a lot like yours. Storm has taken to sitting on our back porch like an old man who is watching the rain. We have done some yard work lately, and need to replace our wheelbarrow tire, so please excuse the messy background.
We have had some hard times with Storm. She has decided that she doesn’t sleep on her spot (bed) at night. I didn’t grow up with a dog. In fact, I have never lived with one day-to-day, and so sleeping in our bed was NOT an option. Our son melted down when we told him that we were going to adopt her to someone who knows her. The compromise was buying another bed, which she sleeps on in his room. We kept her. I think that she thinks of herself as one who lounges when she isn’t not impersonating a gazelle.