Avalanche dogs may be smarter and more disciplined than their peers, but they still love to lounge as much as (more than?) the fur ball next door. Exhibit A: this trio at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. When I walked into ski patrol headquarters last Friday, they barely raised an ear. I am going to assume that either A) the KEEP OFF sign does not refer to the couch, B) the dogs are pretending they didn’t see it, or C) they cannot actually read.