Oh today is definitely a Monday.
I was SO EXCITED to blog tonight about how wonderful this precious girl is
I was thinking aaallllll the way home from my drive to Boone about the blog post I was going to type about Mollie. How she’s the perfect dog… how she LOVES to cuddle…listens extremely well..no messes in the house… poops on cue… gets along with other dogs…doesn’t freak out when I give her a bath….gives me kisses when I get home from work…
But then.. I came home to this:
ohhh boy I was not a happy camper. I couldn’t believe it!! I still can’t believe it!!! Mollie has never done ANYTHING like this before!! For me, or her previous owner! She’s been nothing but a sweet little angle… until today. I have no idea why this happened – anyone have any advice?!
Mollie is 7 years old, and had a previous owner up until a few weeks ago. A very good friend of my brother & sister-in-law breeds dogs, and wanted to retire Mollie. The transition has been completely smooth until now! She didn’t whine, she didn’t tear anything up OR pee in the house. We’ve even gone to my mom’s one weekend, and she stayed with Suzanne and Jay Saturday night… zero problems from this girl. Until today.
I was shocked! At first I scolded her, but then realized she probably didn’t know why I was doing it (bc she probably made the mess hours ago) so I stopped and just started cleaning up. Ugh. I have no idea what got into her today.. I immediately called my sister-in-law Suzanne, and she didn’t know either.
My only theory is a combination of a few reasons that just put her over the top
1. There is a new dog across the woods..it barks a lot. I think they just got it this weekend. Maybe Mollie heard the dog during the day and it upset her?
2. I didn’t open the curtains today. Usually, every morning I crack the window (which I did today) and open the curtains(which I did not do today). I like to leave them open so she can see outside…
3. The chair is usually tucked away under the desk.. (still tho, she’s never chewed on anything before)
Maybe a combination of hearing the dog, and not being able to see outside, AND the chair not being under the desk made her freak out? who knows.
THERE WERE CHEW TOYS EVERYWHERE TOO. Why she decided the chair, I’ll never know.
I read online that dogs will do this when they are lonely.. maybe she just missed me? But it’s weird because I was gone the same amount that I am gone every single day…
I tried to be mad at her…but I couldn’t stay that way for very long. I quickly took her outside to break…then started typing the blog post. Look where she ended up while I was typing..
Seriously?!?! C’MON MAN!? How can you stay mad at that face?! I’m sitting in the chair she chewed on (towel over the bottom). She’s behind me sitting at the very back of the chair and has her chin rested on my leg……… talk about puppy eyes.
Look at her staring at me. She knows just what to do. This lady has it figured out. Lord, I pray my kids aren’t this good at it!
I think we’ll just pretend like this never happend, and Mollie can go back to being the best dog ever. Deal, mollie?!? Deal. No more messes.