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Monday, November 28, 2011

Operation Occupy Your Couch

Notice anything strange?

How about now! That's right! A living room, a TV, a dog (me), but NO COUCH!

What's behind this travesty of justice, you ask! When we moved my peeps had the bright idea of putting our old couch in the basement and buying a new couch (good sales permitting) for the living room. They even put blue tape down to mark the spot where the new couch will go ...EVENTUALLY! What am I, the ultimate couch potato dog, supposed to do in the mean time? Good question!

Well, I know my rights and I demand a new couch (and doggie stairs for easy access) ASAP. I hereby pledge to occupy this spot until my demands are met! 

Protesting is hard ...yawn.

Want to show your support for my plight and the rights of couch potatoes everywhere? Send me a picture of you "occupying" your couch to mrpippip(at)gmail(dot)com. I will post these protest pictures for the next three Saturdays (12/3, 12/10, 12/17) and then on Monday, December 19th, I will choose two lucky winners to win a special holiday prize. 

Oh no! Get your paws off me!

Couch potatoes unite! We have rights!

A slight set back ...but I will be BACK!!!

to be continued ...

Disclaimer: This is neither an endorsement nor personal attack on other protests that may or may not be taking place around the world. This is about dogs, kitties, bunnies, and other couch-loving creatures.  


  1. MOL Mr.P you are such a rebel and OMC girls love bad boys. I'm with you 200% and will send my pic ASAP!
    What a great post it made Mom smile when she saw your pretty face up close.
    While taking a walk this weekend, Mom met a dog who looks just like you. His name is Zack.
    Hugs Madi

  2. Go Pip!! We're also with you 200%! I will send you my pic as soon as I can. Love your pics as always. You are just tooooo cute Pip!
    Lotsa licks
    Casper Bear

  3. You still look so cute on your "no couch is here" space! Mee will join your protest!

  4. actually... when we first moved in to our home when we were very small... we didn't have a couch.. beds... washing machine.. and a whole lot of things too.. we sat on boxes for quite a while but it was really nice in a way :)

    i am sure your couch will be arriving soonest.. as christmas sales are pretty great :D hope you get one in your color :D

    meantime.. just lounge on the beds first :)

  5. Pip, we support you in your movement! I'll try to get some cheeseburgers delivered to your house so you can continue your protest without distraction. I will get you some pictures soon!


  6. Pip, know this is one contest we have lots of pictures to send to pawticipate in. We are very good at "Occupy" the couch at our house. We have to admit this is the first time we have seen someone actually put tape down where the couch is suppose to be. BOL Oh, by the way we have a ramp to get on the couch works much better than stairs. BOL Sniffs, The HoundDogs

    P.S..We love your new header and that hat is just way to stunning on you. :)

  7. BOL, Pip! You are toooo funny :)

  8. We purr you get your new couch soon, handsome dude. We sent a couple of pictures for the couch contest.

    Lotza love!!!!!!

  9. You tell'm Pip, our exact Facebook post from the other day weare occupying our couch, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  10. I can't believe they left you couchless Pip!!!

  11. You show 'em, Pip!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  12. Go pip go! Show those peeps of yours that you mean business!

  13. LOL! Mr Pip that is just too funny! We have the perfect picture to send you:))

  14. I'm IN!

    Such injustice deserves support!

    I could NOT live without my couch!

    Fight, Pip, Fight!

  15. Pip, you ARE the 99% of dogs that love sleeping on couches!! :)

    I had been wondering what the blue tape on the floor was for. I thought your Mom was going to paint little Yorkie paw print borders around the tape or something! :)

    Elyse (and Riley)

  16. I knew you were a spunky little doggie Pip. Good for you standing up... I mean sitting down for your right to a comfy couch to shed on. I support your protest, but have no pics to send. Sad story Pip... after I hurt my leg last year, I could no longer jump on the couch. I've been forced to lay on a pillow on the floor ever since. To show my solidarity with your protest however, I will try my best to get a long running start and leap upon something (I can't guarantee it will be the couch.) If my asst. can capture this with the camera (no guarantee here either for obvious reasons) I'll be sure to send it to you.

  17. What, no couch in your living area? OMC, that's terrible. We hope your protest spurs your humans on to rectifying this terrible situation ASAP!

  18. NO couch?? We would protest too!

  19. You go Pip, you stand up, errr, lay down fur your rights! I cannot send you a pikshure of me occupying my couch coz I dussn't has a couch. Mom gibbed it away FIVE years ago so she could remodel the libbing room but has she efur done it? No. So we occupy mom's bed.

    Pee Ess - Those elk jumped up and woz reddy to RUN when they seened me but I told them I be a furrend so they stayed put but they did not take their eyes off of me!

  20. WHAT? No couch!? That's the ker-aziest and Most Unhumane thing I ever heard of! Oh, we will Most Definitely join you in your protest, Pip. Okay, I gotta start practicing my chants...heck, no! We won't go! Heck no! We won't...uh, MOM? Are you opening cheese in there!

    Er, sorry, Pip...gotta run!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  21. Pip! No couch?? You are the 1%, dude! Photos forthcoming. We can't believe this deprivation you're forced to suffer... Sheesh.

    -Bart and Ruby

  22. How dare those careless , thoughtless , heartless and other "lesses" hoomans not only leave you couchless but have the affront to put tape down on the floor where a couch should be just to taunt you!
    We support your protest Pip! Go Pip go!!

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  23. OMD Pip that is like the worst punishment EVER!!!!

    I am with you 100%, I will get Mom to send you a pic of me and my couch as soon as possible!

    You hang in there Pip and know that we are ALL here for you!

    woos, Tessa

  24. Pip,

    I don't think we can send you any fotos cuz we is NOT ALLOWED on our couch...da nerve!!!

    Max and me supports you! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  25. Count me in Pip - this is an outrage!!!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  26. WHAT no couch! That is uncalled for! This must be taken care of immediately! I feel SO bad for you....

  27. At first we thought your peeps were turning the living room into a tennis court with those blue lines!

    We lie solidly next to you in protest, my friend! A pup NEEDS a couch...who should we address letters of protest to?

  28. Wow, Pip you look so nice on your shirt and such a gorgeous pup on you hair!

    It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

  29. No couch????no carpet???? a hardwood floor????? Sheesh!

    Definitely time for a protest, PIP. We are all experts at occupying the couch, except for Lightning who hasn't figured it out yet:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  30. You are a rockstar rebel. I am sure your protest will work. Your mom is probably a push-over like mine is. Jus say'n

  31. You need a tent to occupy the couch space, Pip! You are too funny!!! Believe it or not (hold onto your hat), our dogs are not allowed on the couch. They're allowed on the bed but not the couch. However, R occasionally secretly "occupies the couch" at this time of year because a ray of warm sunshine hits only the couch in mid-afternoon. Maybe I can catch him in the act for a photo!

    Ahem, I should add that K is too much of a "good four paws" to occupy the couch!

  32. Pip, this is a travesty! I fully support your protest!

  33. We are right behind you Pip. Look if we can get your house sold, I think we can get you a couch!!! Stand firm!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  34. Ha! You go pal! New couch or bust! ;) Mom doesn't let me on the couches :( Butt I can get on the recliner. Would a photo of that do?

    Waggin at ya,

  35. Quite right too Pip!
    It will take ages to get that new couch all rumpled and filthy just how we like it, bol!
    Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

  36. hey Mr. Pip,

    BOL! Rock on! You are the man (dog?) Pip! I stand on four paws firmly behind you! With all your furry friends supporting your cause, I am sure your demands will be met very quickly.

    I am going to try to get my human to take a photo of me for your pawsome contest. Hang in there, Mr. Pip!


  37. Olá Pip... amei suas fotos.
    Eu voltei de férias, estava com meus avós e minha mamãe colocou umas fotos de minhas aventuras em meu blog. Espero que goste.
    Aus com amor da amiga do Brasil...


  38. BOL Pip, you are soooo funny! I definetly agree with you, Go Pip go!!
    Princess Kisses

  39. We are entering RIGHT NOW!!!

    Stop on by for a visit

  40. Oh, Pip, I'm right there with you on the occupy thingy. Sounds kinda rude to put a perfectly good couch down in the basement before the new one arrives. You gotta do what you gotta do and if protesting works, then I say go for it and stand your ground. We dogs are pulling for you buddy! BOL

  41. What is going on chez vous, Pip? MORE police brutality as an innocent Pip is momhandled and dragged away from staging a lawful protest in accorandance with his First Amendment rights and his Eighth Amendment rights not be be deprived of a couch [said deprivation being Cruel and Unusual Punishment]! We trust your peeps will remedy this travesty immediately. In fact, they should take you couch shopping with them so you can test drive the models on offer.

    Jed & Abby

  42. we'll be sending you our pictures tomorrow for sures .... we cannot let this injustice continue.....if we all stand together our toots will be louder and smellier than ever to be!!!!!!!

    pibble sugars
    the pittie pack

  43. .,lol pip.,you still look so cute even with out couch...well, we'll be sending you our photos soon.

    Dog Fence
    It's all about Bichon Frise

  44. OH NO! Couchless is just WRONG!!! CRUEL!!!

    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  45. You know, having the tape there must just rub salt in the wound for you. It reminds you that you have no sofa. I hope you have somewhere to lounge soon!

  46. OH MY DAWG!!! The HORROR of it all. NO COUCH??? FUR PIP??? Buddy I am SOOOOOOOO all over this one... like STINK on a Squirrel.
    I am gonna occupy the couch fur YOU buddy... and I might even let Ernie lend his Paws too...
    Of COURSE... I gotta Tell you.. the couch will need to be covered with ... SNOWMEN... BUTT I am ALL OVER THIS fur you. I'll get the pics to you right after Ernie and I go out and Play and Dig some holes and have some ZOOMIES and a bit of Bitey Face.
    Frankie Furter, and Ernie too.

  47. We have a bunch of couch potatoes over here! Love your'll have to come join in our Christmas Canines & Friends Sleigh Ride! We hope to see lots of our Blog friends on Santa's sleigh!

  48. Hey Pip!
    Wow, I'm so there fur you Buddy! I'm a major tater, so I'll be sending you pix. I'll be doing my occupying part for your worthy cause! Teeheehee, this will be fun. I'll be sure this gets added to the BCCalendar too!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  49. Oh no Pip. That is just norty of those parents to not have a couch there for you. How could they do that to you. But it did make for some mighty cute pictures. WE don't have a couch either so we can't send any pictures. Hope they get one for you soon.

  50. Hey Pip, we just staged a protest for you on our blog. Mom will send you a pic in an email too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  51. This made me laugh right out loud, thank you!! :)

    A couple months ago, we lost our couch too. It was so strange and alien without our cushions there. Then a week later, we got a brand new couch and it is even better! Your new couch is going to be awesome! *woof*

  52. Egads! You sure know how to make another doggie feel bad! We LOST OUR COUCH!! Now there's this itty bitty bench thing near the window, and it's not even big enough to lay down on! Daddy hasn't worked on our new window couch yet... can you believe it?! I will look for an older pic of Nala and me on our old couch.

    Woofs & hugs! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  53. We're with you, Pip. We even have four couches in our house because there are so many of us. We'll start taking pictures today.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  54. We are united behind you Pip... Hang in there pal. We're sending you our picture this afternoon..... We are on the couch.

    pawhugs, Bugsy and Knuckles... (Max is with you on his cyber-couch)

  55. I just sent you off a picture supporting you. They didn't mace you did they?

    Nubbin wiggles,

  56. Pip,
    We are not allowed on our couch...but for you...ANYTHING!!

    Move over Dad!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  57. I support you Pippy!
    You need a couch! Final answer!

  58. Pip
    Tessa, and then Bart and Ruby, alerted me to your terrible plight. Such an outrage.
    I have email a couch photo and can only hope it helps.
    In solidarity from Scotland,
    Comrade Bertie.

  59. We really hope your demands are met! Good luck Pip!

    the 2 brown dawgs

  60. Hi Mr. Pip,
    I can not send you a picture of our Zoie on the couch, cause we don't have a couch either!!!!
    xx, Zoie & Fern

  61. Hope your new sofa comes before Santa!!! You look like a lost pup in your empty room.

  62. I am with you in spirit. But I have never attempted to get on the couch and the Lady Of The House feels that now is perhaps not a good time to start encouraging me.

    But we will see what we can come up with.

    Love and licks - yours in solidarity - Winnie

  63. No Couch! What is wrong with this world. I'll send a picture right away.

    woof - Tucker

  64. Mango told me of your plight. I will occupy a couch in your name and try to get Mom to remember to post it for you.

    Power to the Pups! *raises paw in air!*

    Woofs and powerful slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)

  65. Showed our support Pip!

  66. I say: 'Dogs with couches UNITE!' Pip, don't just stand there! Demand your rights!

  67. We are with you darlin'!! Just sent you a pic of us to show you our support of your dog-given rights.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  68. BOL! No couch! What a travesty, baroooo! We'll be sending in a pic of me occupying my couch (in solidarity, of course!) asap!

  69. Stand firm Pip. We're with you!

    Fred & Gloria


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