If you look under every piece of furniture in our house I'm sure that you would find a dog toy of some sorts that has gone to live a sad, lonely life, forgotten until the day when we have guests over and it's a mad dash to make the house look presentable. It's one of my main point of contentions about getting modern or mid-century furniture actually. The fact that I will always, and I do mean always, have dog toys and dog hair accumulating underneath elevated cabinets or low-slung couches is driving me crazy. The worst part is that the minute you sit down you have a clear view of everything that didn't get cleaned in the last round of mopping or vacuuming. But you just sit and stare at it because you know that even if you do clean it up you'll see the same view tomorrow afternoon and begin to wonder if your dogs do this on purpose to see how far they can push you until you crack. Believe me, it's not far.
Hazel in particular seems to really enjoy modern furniture though. The wire frames of the Bertoia chair are perfect for scratching her back, and the 15" coffee tables and low couches are just the right height to jump on to sneak food out of your bowl. Foyle in particular likes to stand on the coffee table while you are watching TV for attention, providing a very effective TV block. If only the architect that designed that table knew the real name that I call his piece of furniture after hitting my shin on it for the 10th time, I'm sure he would have designed something else.
So before you buy that vintage piece of furniture realize that your dogs will probably benefit from it more than you do and before long the term "vintage" will take on a whole knew meaning. By the way, those puppy teeth marks on the legs of that coffee table are my version of sweet, sweet revenge!