I don’t know what most people’s thoughts are on crated their dogs, but I’ll just come right out and say I AM A CRATER! I believe that for the safety of my dog and my house when we are upstairs or out of the house our dog needs to be in her crate.
I’m sure there are a million people that will tell me how cruel I am and whatnot, and that’s fine… you do one thing with your dog and I do another with mine… and let me tell you why.
Last night I was upstairs and my friend went to Taco Bell. Instead of being put in her crate our dog was left downstairs and the baby gate was put up as to ensure that she didn’t come upstairs. My son comes upstairs to inform me that we have termites and they have made a hole in the wall. I dismiss it as ‘where in the heck has this kid been? that hole has been there for almost 2 years!’ (Yes, we have a small hole at the bottom of the stairs where an unknown person kicked in…. family drama blah… I have an idea but whatever…different story).
Yes, that is a flipping hole that my dog somehow made in my wall. How? I have no idea. Pissed? Yes, I most definitely am! There was no small hole for this dog to even begin this with, so I am still completely baffled. My thoughts, are that maybe there previously was a hole before we moved in, it was patched and it was easy for her to break through. This took place right by the baby gate, which brings me to believe that she was trying to claw her way around the gate to get upstairs.
I’m still completely speechless.
When my friend, Jenise, got home from Taco Bell this is how she found Sophie. Nobody said anything to her, she just KNEW that she did MAJOR WRONG!