Destructive Dogs

Hope relaxes. Is she plotting her next chewfest?

Hope is continuing to do well. Yesterday she walked up to me while I was sitting on the couch, looked me in the eye and told me she wanted a walk. NOW!

Her “I want a walk” bark infected Jake and Windy. We stopped what we were doing and took the furkids out. I guess Hope is learning to be a manipulator.

The Dog Days of August mean I begin to be away from home more, and Windy is not pleased. One day she got her jaws around a hardcover book. The result was not pretty. A couple days later, Hope decided to use an ottoman as a chew toy.

That ottoman has been through two puppies and numerous moves. I consider it dog property, but Hope did more damage in less than an hour than more than 20 years’ worth of other dogs’ handiwork.

Of course I didn’t get mad at Hope. I blamed myself for removing the blanket I keep on top of the ottoman. I needed to do dog laundry. Regular washing of blankets, toys, beds, etc. is essential to keeping your house from smelling like a kennel. However, if my furkids had their say, they would hide my Tide.

Hope's jaws are fast.


Jake, the good dog, enjoys breakfast in bed.


About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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