If you want it badly enough, you will always outlast them!
… is the result of a very patient shiba outlasting the humans in the household!
One of Eric’s favourite things is to sit on the front lawn and survey the front 40. In part, its appealing to him because its something Kimiko isn’t allowed to do, hence its a solid chunk of time away from “that red one”!. I think its also appealing since he can look down the end of the cul-de-sac and keep tabs on what’s shaking in the ‘hood. (he is, like many shibas, incredibly nosy!).
Anyhoo, such is his love for “lawn time”, that he has taken to camping out by the basement door … a not-so subtle hint as to his heart’s desire! He will sit there for hours, if need be … right in the line of traffic!