Devil Dog

Don’t let his cuteness fool you. This is one devilish dog.

Zeus decided to eat some carpet fibers off of the doormat at the back door last night. This is not a huge deal as this doormat was in pretty bad shape. But apparently Ikea doormats are not enough to squash the hunger within.

Zeus ate some carpet fibers from our Pottery Barn Bridget rug in our family room.
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Yes. That. Just. Happened.(last night).

He’s in the dog house- quite literally. Zeus hasn’t been crated since Matt first got him back in summer of ’04. But now we’re sending the Z Man behind bars. I bough a crate for him at lunch today and we will be crating him while we’re away at work and at night (since most of his mischievous ways occur over night).

We know that part of the problem is that he doesn’t get a walk every day like he needs, so we’re going try to to start doing that. Hopefully it will help, but until we can trust him to not destroy rugs, it’s the big crate for Mr. Zeus.

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4 thoughts on “Devil Dog

  1. Dogs need walked – simple as that…….think how you would feel locked up, wouldn’t you go stir crazee. Sorry to be negative but it’s not really the dog’s fault.

  2. Oh my goodness – we can totally relate. The day of our Christmas party, our puppy ate our dining room carpet (thank goodness its an old hand-me-down or I’d really be angry). That was with a walk. And playing with our older dog. She was insane the whole day.

    We kennel our dogs whenever we’re out of the house. As far as I’m concerned, it’s much safer for the dogs to be kenneled than allowed to roam the house freely – who knows when they’re going to decide its a good idea to chew on electrical cords or other nonsense in the house. Also, our dogs LOVE their kennels. LOVE. They’ll sleep in them whenever they’re sleepy- even if we are in the house. And when we say “kennel” – they sprint right on in (and then we give them peanut butter… probably why they’re so excited to go in). We had a friend whose dog devoured one of those rope toys while they were at work and had to have serious surgery because of it – kenneling the dog without such items would reduce this risk.

    So, I’m all for kenneling. Especially when it keeps my dogs (and carpets) safe.

    Off my soapbox now. šŸ™‚

  3. We’ve gotten a Loy better about walking him, but we do crate him at night and we leave him in our room when we leave the house (so he can still drink water and lay on our bed).

    He loves the crate and -thankfully- we haven’t had any problems getting him IN the crate. He’s actually in there sleeping on his own accord right now!

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