Well, it should come as no surprise that we have a puppy in the house even without the picture and I’ve mentioned in past blogs that I had to puppy proof the pantry to keep her from eating the cats’ food, cans and all. You can deduce from the photo that she has not yet outgrown her chewing phase. You also might think I would have a spare pair of glasses around the house somewhere. Well, you’d be wrong so I’m trying to blur my way through this while seeing as though I’m submerged in a bathtub full of Vaseline trying to read the newspaper through a Jell-O shot. And it’s not as if I left my glasses in her food bowl. So, this morning I blindly searched around with my hands and located the two pieces that were originally a single piece from the optometrist and the two lenses, which were placed perfectly so when a ray of sunlight hit them later this morning, it would set the rug on fire. All the electrical tape and gorilla glue in the world got them to the state where I could almost see my nose although it looks like a lost a fight with a devil for the last banana in Tasmania. The nose pieces and ear pieces cannot be found though I expect I’ll find them in a pile in the yard later today but after running through her digestive tract, I don’t expect I’ll be able to use them again. To get her latest casualty she had to jump onto the bed, wander over to the nightstand, ignore the box of Kleenex she usually chews up and think, “these look tasty.” It is hard to imagine a face this innocent could be capable of such destruction but throw rugs, phone chargers, baseboards, flip-flops, toilet paper and paperback books quiver when they see her coming.
I’ve just been online to learn about chewing and if I could see, it would be eye-opening. Using a magnifying glass I learned that puppies learn about the world with their mouths so she should be able to recite most of the Grisham novel she ate last week. I also went to the site of the damned dog whisperer and found five steps to correct the problem because apparently I’m the problem because if I didn’t have a house and stuff, there would be no problem. I’m supposed to 1. Rule out medical problems but I’m tempted to leave out a box of Legos just to get even with her. Then I’m supposed to 2. Puppy proof the area so I guess I should move into a refrigerator box until she gets over it. Barring that I should 3. Encourage appropriate chewing which I’m told means leaving a side of beef in her path. Hot on the heels of #3 is 4. Discourage inappropriate chewing by hosing the house down with apple cider vinegar. We are always playing with our dogs so 5. Engage in playtime with your dog is already covered as she is always playing with us and she has another dog and two cats with whom to play.
So I’m off to buy new glasses, all because the damned dog whisperer didn’t cover this in his class. If that fails I have plans to drop her into the pool and see how long she can tread water or maybe I’ll just “accidentally” leave out a bag of M&Ms and we’ll see if her system can handle that because I will have my vengeance.
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