"Then when I push hard enough, and she knows there are no more 'few more minutes,' she'll hop up on her feet, give me one last disappointed look and then climb down off the couch and head into her room."
That's right. George has her very own room. Robol lives in a duplex, and since the other side of the house is empty, George sleeps in the extra kitchen. Robol is planning on putting in a 'piggy door' so George can go into the backyard as she pleases.
"I sleep upstairs," he explains. "She comes upstairs to watch movies (if we want to lay on the bed instead of the couch) or when she has to take baths. She's really good with stairs, but I try not to have her climb a ton because their bodies just aren't built for doing so."
As she gets more and more comfortable in her home, she's becoming more adamant about not wanting to go to sleep at bedtime.