I'd like to introduce you to Amber, our 11 year old rescue lurcher. She enjoys her walks, but I think would prefer to stay cuddled up on the sofa. She's the first dog we've had who has been allowed onto the furniture, probably because we've never been able to stop her. I don't think she realises she's a dog - she much prefers people. She loves a cwtch and has to either be next to you or behind you, so you have to perch on the edge of the seat and can't sit back properly on the sofa.
At night she lives up to the reputation of lurchers as 'royal bed warmers' and sleeps in my daughter's bed - under the covers, or mine if the door is left open. Again she has to be touching you, so if you roll onto your side you can't then turn onto your back because she's snuggled up behind you - a great cure for snoring. She's very slim, but still good to cuddle.
She was a gift from my husband for my 40th birthday and if I moan about her I'm told I don't appreciate my present.
Amber is a great companion and was company for my husband when he had to retire due to ill health 4 years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. He isn't mobile enough now to take her out, but I don't mind walking her as some days it's the only chance I get to leave the house and get some fresh air and exercise.
She's a great listener and has been there through some tough times. Sorry for the ramble.