As we’ve mentioned previously, before Pickles there was Louis. And before Louis, there was Bob and Otto. Otto was a little bit larger than Pickles, and spent most of her napping time on “her” chair. But every afternoon in anticipation of Poppy’s return from work, she would move to the ottoman, watching for his car to pull up and barking at anyone who had the nerve to pass by and not be Poppy.
Bob and Louis were too big for the ottoman, so they didn’t take much notice of it (plus, Louis didn’t really go for furniture). But Pickles loves the ottoman, so it seemed only natural to rename it for her.