We love her in spite of her strangeness. There is one area of her strangeness that really irks Eric to no end. Betty is not allowed on furniture, the dogs have cozy orthopedic beds. Anyway, Betty is dead set on sleeping in whatever location looks the most comfortable to her at a given moment. She is sneaky about it too! She will quietly peer around corners, waiting for us (really just Eric) to let down our guard. Then she will tip toe, basset style, onto a bed or the couch and fall asleep, or maybe fake it, in record time. If you scold her or try and command her down she feigns hearing loss. If you try to force her off she will give full dead weight. Or sometimes she will go from eyes closed to a full run out of the room. It's weird. She's weird.
Eric tries to make sense of her behavior, to train her. I watch their battle with bemused indifference. Eric trying to train the untrainable, and not very bright, Betty. The obstinate basset standing her ground.
This morning she took shelter in the overturned tent in which the girls had been playing. That is her look, the one that shows she is determined to be there, that she will give full dead weight if you try and move her.
Anyway, there will be no resolution, this is just how things are...