Monday, June 1, 2009

The dog ate my scraproom

So I have a doggy who is a handful. When we are home, she is so relaxed and wonderful. My 2 boys can poke and "love on" her and she just lays there and loves it. But when we leave, she gets crazy anxiety issues. I'm a stay at home mom, so am home quite a bit but dogs just aren't allowed in church, grocery store, library, etc. Sigh.

So I locked our dog in the house, because she has been running away when we leave (looking for us). So she had to go potty. We were only gone an hour but she needed to get out, so she ATTACKED the window over my scrapping table, tearing up EVERYTHING on the table. There is chaos and spilled pigment everywhere. I'm so not happy and just left it because I just can't deal with it yet. AHHHHHH!

On my table was a paper holder made of metal. She chewed it to threads, making her poor mouth bleed, then proceeded to chew on all kinds of other stuff with her bloody mouth. Then after destroying TONS, including 4 layouts (2 double pagers) that were almost done, she jumped down and peed on the floor.

THEN...she went upstairs and dove through an open window, destroying the screen. The window is over 5 feet high so she had to jump from the bed out the window.

I came home to find her ON TOP of the ROOF. Imagine my surprise to come home and find our dog ON the roof. No, I didn't get a picture. I thought saving the dog was more important. I ran upstairs, had to go out a window myself to the roof and lift her back inside. So now my scraproom is destroyed and I just can't stomach dealing with it so I'm not scrapping right now.

As surprising as the story above is...I have sooo many more about this dog! Sigh

What kind of dog do I have...a bad dog. In addition, she is also an Australian cattle dog that we rescued from the pound. She came with the anxiety- lucky us.

Before you suggest crate training....So when we first got her, we bought a plastic crate. Did all the positive crate training things. Left it in the living room (a friendly place for 2 weeks). Let the kids play in it to show it was a good place (oh the pictures I have!). Threw doggy treats in there. All good. So we left her in it the first time for 30 minutes. Only 30 minutes and she chewed a HUGE hole through the plastic of the bottom big enough to get her 45lb body through. You should have seen the damage! So we bought a metal one. She can't chew that, right?... She busted the hinges of the back of the cage. Nice, huh?

Anyone want a dog, slightly psycho? Free to loving home. ;)


  1. That's just HORRIBLE!! I had a cat for 11 years that started peeing on things last year and we had to get rid of her. It sucks, I know. Especially when you are really attached to the pet.. We love them so much like our own kids.
    Hopefully she will mellow out somehow.. there's always hope, right? LOL
    HUGS to you and hope you can redo your layouts.
    Cute layout, btw!

  2. oh jeez... if that was my dog, Kylie she would be a GONER! I would just abandon her to SPCA or something. I cannot imagine my scrap goodies being destroyed like that lol. I guess I say all kinds of thing about the dog cuz it's not really mine, it's Justin's baby. ;-) I'm sorry...

  3. Every time I think about your dog, my jaw drops!