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Oops! She Did it Again!

December 22, 2011

Oops! She Did it Again!

December 22, 2011
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 1 minute

"Don't blame me. I was just wrapping your present."

You all must think I'm staging this for some publicity. You know, bad publicity is better than no publicity. But I'm here to tell you, I lock my stuff up. She recently discovered how to open doors and drawers. And no, I can't and won't crate her. Besides ruining her teeth on both wire and plastic crates, I really hate the way they look in our main living areas. So we'll have to devise locks on the doors.

"It's not my fault I don't have opposable thumbs."

The other day, while I was sitting at my computer, she casually strolled into then out of the bathroom carrying a NexCare band aid box she found laying on the bathtub ledge. It always cracks me up to see the Sibe casually strolling around the house with contraband in her mouth. I laughed, softly told her "no" and she dropped it immediately.  Because she was such an angel in front of me, I gave her something delicious to chew in its place.

But don't worry. I wasn't born yesterday. New anti-sibe systems are already underway.

 

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14 comments on “Oops! She Did it Again!”

  1. I blame Livy - I mean, he seems to turn up EVERYWHERE in your house. (Either that, or you've got one very well-read Sibe - which I wouldn't rule out...) Maybe you could teach her to, erm, 'fetch' your Danskos. And if that works, go buy lottery tickets. Immediately. Just saying... 😉

    -Dr. Liz

  2. I so enjoy the little missives about your puppies. I have two dogs also, and they keep me amused every day--and happy. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas! (I spoke with you once about your work by phone, as I also do marketing stuff and was asking about your availability. I'm in the Santa Cruz Mtns.)

  3. A working breed in action, that's what Juno is... smart, savvy, creative!

    Jack is good about "trading up" for inappropriate stuff. Moo, not so much. But she's figured out how to open the back door.

    Have a good holiday!

  4. hahhaah Juno. So smart. Before we got Darwin I read about super smart dogs that could open cupboards so we prepped the house by installing child lock things on our cupboards. They were a pain in the ass to use and we eventually took them out because Darwin has never proven herself to be one of those super smart dogs. heheh

  5. My airedale was a great one for finding and destroying things. He, too, would try to act all casual and it was so funny to see him strolling by with that look on his face that said, "who me? nope. nothing in my mouth, no way."

    Sounds like Miss Juno is getting too clever for you. I wonder if a booby trap would work? I tried mouse traps (with big flappers so they wouldn't hurt him). That worked for about a day.

    Mango Momma

  6. Must be all the Roman books, giving off those Bread & Circuses vibes. Maybe Juno needs some nice stoic, Nordic history books to peruse - and inculcate a little Calvinism into her soul. Abby is now in the vicinity of 8 years and has never outgrown her puppyhood need to chew and destroy, either. She likes to take books and magazines off of places she should not be able to reach, carry them out the doggie door into the doggie pen, and shred them. Kindred spirits.

    Have a sparkling New Year!

    Jed & Abby

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