i have only personally owned one dog but there was also the a couple we had as i was growing up, i loved them all but none of them would have been allowed on the couch, not in my house and not in my parents'. i am not a dogs-on-couches person but this little guy just gets away with it.
is it because he is smaller? because he is non-shedding? because i will give him back to his real owners and they can deal with his naughtiness?
or is it something to do with him looking cold after having had a haircut right before the first cold-ish snap of the year?
it could be because he actually asks, irresistibly with a paw on the blanket and a whine
or it could just be that i get to be a softer old git with every passing day.