Middle of the Road

It is important to always maintain balance, which could be another way of saying that you should stay in the middle of the road. Β And how do you translate that as a canine?

stretching out for a nap

Frankie says he is merely stretching out for a nap.

nothing happens

Of course, he wants to make sure that nothing happens without his knowledge.

middle of the road

Thus, if you maintain the middle of the road, no one can step around you easily.


  1. Mom 'n Ice on August 14, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Mom sez: Ice is also VERY “middle of the road”. When he sleeps in the hallway, he’s stretched out, “kitty-corner” at the end of the hall so you HAVE to step over him, or he stretches out full-length across the doorway just inside the ensuite bathroom, so getting up in the night is a challenge!

  2. DJ on August 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Must be a sibe thing…Cierra does the same thing…in hallways, bedrooms, entry ways…then gives a snarl when you try to pass her! Silly dog! lol

  3. houndstooth on August 12, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Funny, there’s a little black Greyhound at our house with the same philosophy!

  4. Cheerful Monk on August 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Sounds like a good strategy for me. πŸ™‚

    You might like this video. The pup would be a good playmate for Typhoon.


    • D.K. Wall on August 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Yes, we totally approve of that Sibe’s behavior!

  5. Edie Chase on August 12, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Frankie’s like my dog Dixie, she’s a middle of the road dog too.

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