|Barked: Thu Apr 18, '13 9:46pm PST |
|Charlie is driving me nuts.
I can't leave him loose anymore if he's unsupervised. At all. First it was peeing where I sit on the couch(likely due to my pregnancy stressing him out and the hormones, etc)... But now that I've started packing, his behavior has gotten worse.
I get it, he's stressed and he's bored to top it all off.
But omg.. I'm pulling my hair out.
In the past month, he has chewed SO MUCH.
First thing was a box of crackers. The box was shredded all over my living room, and the bag of crackers was left completely intact with not nary a cracker broken!
Second thing was a box of Kleenex! Shredded the box. But the tissue was still neatly folded and stacked and untouched. Wth, right? HOW?!
Then he chewed up some coasters while I was visiting with a Financial Adviser, because I wouldn't let him go and harass the man during our meeting. So he went and hid under my desk and chewed up a bunch of table coasters!
This time? Ha... He has a wicker basket dog bed. I left the house for a little bit, come home to find the basket chewed and bits of wicker EVERYWHERE. Tiny pieces, long pieces, pieces all over. Fun...
I'm going crazy.
My fiance and I both stepped it up with the walks - so I know it's not that anymore and that's been ruled out. But he IS bored and he IS stressed from the packing... And I'm going crazy and trying not to get mad at him.
Overall, he's a great little dog - well behaved, quiet, etc... But lately, he's driving me up a wall.
Back to basics, eh? Rescue Remedy will continue to be put into his food, and he will be kenneled when he's not supervised. I hate kenneling him when I can't supervise, but at this point, he's not leaving much choice. It was my fiance who said, "If he was a puppy... what would you do? Go back to basics."
So... That's what I'm doing.
I can't wait to have a yard again. He really misses being able to bask out in the sun and enjoy playing outside with Ria... It won't make up for much, but it WILL help with him being cooped up in the house. He loves it outside and well, being in a townhouse complex with no yards and tons of people who hate dogs... It's hard to sit outside with him for very long.
I can't wait for all this to be over and done with and for the stress of my frustrating, upset little dog to dissipate.
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