Living downtown and in a high rise, riding the elevator several times a day is a normal routine. I’ve ridden an elevator before so it was not unfamiliar to me. Since it takes longer time for me to go out, I’m very good informing my peeps that it’s almost time. Mom timed it … by the time she puts on my boots and she wears her coat, its about five minutes. Walking and waiting for the elevator is about 1 minute. There are 6 elevators that provide service for 52 floors.
I say it’s not bad at all.
The elevators are busy only during the early mornings, which is not a problem since I like to sleep in. Most of the time it’s just me and my peeps in the elevator. However, there were times I had to share an elevator ride with some of our neighbors
(some of them have a dog). My mom always reminds me of the elevator rules …
First, here are the DO’s of Dog Elevator Etiquette
1) At all times I have to be on a leash, in the hallway and in the elevator.
2) I typically get excited when the elevator doors open and there’s people but I have to be calm as I enter the elevator.
3) In the elevator, I have to stay on the side in a sitting or standing position.
4) Before exiting the elevator, I need to look down and check the landing floor is clear.
Yes, these DO’s are reasonable and I totally understand it.
I’m actually good at following these DO’s rules.
Besides the DO’s mom also made rules of DONT’s of Dog Elevator Etiquette
1) No Staring. I am not allowed to stare at the passengers in the elevator. What? Why? I try my very best to do this. Mom says it’s rude to stare at people. What if they are staring at me too?
2) No Sniffing. I am a dog and I sniff especially if I smell something … I just could not help to sniff this guy behind me, he showered with cologne.
3) No Barking in the elevator. I Woof Woof to communicate. There were times I needed to get mom’s attention and I just could not help not to Woof! Woof!.
4) No ‘Silent’ Noises which means farting. What can I say, it happens as I am a senior dog.
To be honest, the process of going out (doing my business) is a total adjustment.
No back door and no backyard I can just dash and do my business.
It’s just temporary but the experience is good to know.
Oh! watch out for the puparazzi in the elevator.
Many passengers have taken my photos from their phone (one of them is my mom).
All the photos above was taken from my mom’s iPhone.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
I’m joining this post to Monday Mischief for my mischievous behaviors in the elevator.