As her glaucoma has gotten worse, Everybody's Favorite Shiba Inu has become more willing to ignore whatever my wife or I tell her to do. This is annoying when it comes to things like not attempting to jump on the couch when it isn't there, or not positioning herself in the worst of places to be underfoot. You'd think this dog hadn't lived here for the past ten years, that the basic configuration of furniture hadn't been the same for the last seven, and the specific arrangement hadn't been the same since she had actual eyesight.
Then again, sometimes there's a tornado warning at 5:00 in the morning, and your dog, who is not frightened of storms and never gets up when you do, comes quietly but immediately to your side and sits there, adamantly refusing to move until you go back to sleep. She will probably not listen to me at all for the rest of the day, but it's nice to know that if I need it, she'll be there before I even have to ask.