When I sit on the left-hand side of the sofa with the girls on my right, they have a good view of the kitchen, family room, hallway and a portion of the dining room. Every now and then when they aren't dozing, Harry will wander into view and the girls will decide they just have to chase him. Pumpkin jumps off the sofa as you would expect -- sofa to floor -- then runs around the coffee table. But Darby! Darby LEAPS from a standing position on the sofa, over my crossed legs and to the floor!
It's quite impressive to see her gather herself up like a horse clearing a dressage jump. Of course I don't have a photo of one of her leaps, but I thought I would show you these photos to help you be as impressed with her feat as I am.
|My crossed legs minding their own business.|
|Nine inches -- the distance between the surface of the sofa and the top of my knee -- the distance Darby leaps up before jumping down to the floor.|
|26 inches, the distance between the top of my knee and the floor onto which Darby lands without a stumble and takes off running!|
Darby should have found her forever home with someone like Taryn over at A Tail of Two Cardis. I'd love to see what Darby could do with some real training and someone capable of running an agility course without falling on her face, and also able to memorize the order of the jumps, tunnels and walks of the course! I think Darby is wasted on me -- but I'm sure happy to have her.
P.S. Of course, I know I should train Darby so she doesn't leap over me like that. We're working on it.