When something out of the ordinary happens in the house we asked the boys, “Who did this?” There’s been a few incidents lately. Someone left a puddle on the bathroom floor, dirty laundry is scattered throughout the house, or garbage (mostly paper) is removed from the trash can in the office.
No one confesses. It’s usually their body language that gives them away. I don’t believe in discipline after the crime. Each incident is turned into a educational moment for everyone. As the mess is being cleaned up, I’m explaining how this type of behavior is a big “no no”. Then everything returns back to normal. Chaos and all.
For those of you with (fur) kids, I’m sure this sounds familiar.
P.S. The photo above is from last Fall. Makes me think of the cool nights and colorful leaves. Almost ready for the season.
My three boys have the freedom of roaming the entire house, yet the kennel is still up in the kitchen. Why? Because it’s House’s safe haven. He plays, eats, and naps in there. His favorite hamburger toy is kept in one of the corners because then the other two dogs can’t get to it. Smart pup! He also spends his timeouts in there. Yes, I’m a firm believer in them. Even with dogs.
I love my boys dearly, but sometimes we all need a little break from the madness. Hardy and Disco go to the office and House goes to the kennel.
It’s kinda like the baby bed that never comes down.
Disco’s favorite position when he’s on the couch. I always find it odd that he hangs his front legs off the edge. Sometimes his head hangs over as well. Almost like he’s going to fall off but never does.
Perhaps he wants to be ready to jump if someone comes to the door. I asked him once if he was comfortable. His tail wags paired with a smile.