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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Screen Door + Puppies = NAUGHTY!

Today I had to run a couple of errands. I usually leave the puppies (4 months old now) in the entry room (aka mudroom), and confine them to that room. They have beds, food & water, and can't get in too much trouble. The pups were pretty mellow today when it was time to go, so I blocked the stairs going upstairs, and left the door from the mudroom into the house open, so they could have the run of the whole downstairs. I also left upen the inside door of the living room, on the front of the house, so they could see out. No problem, right?

When I arrived home after my errands, I was surprised to see the pups come around the side of the garage to greet me. I thought, DH must be home! But no... he wan't. Noah offered "I bet you left the back door open!" But no.... I didn't. Well what in the world...

They had clawed, ripped and shredded the screen door on the front of the house to get out. Naughty pups! LOL Not sure what happened to their mellowness, but they wanted out for some reason. I was just hoping they didn't go out... then in... then out through that door. The living room is carpeted, and we don't use that door as an entrance to the house, just an extra door. I might add that it was pouring rain today. POURING. The house could have been a total mud hole. Oh, and I had just washed the kitchen dining room floor that very morning!

Good news, no mess at all inside. Bad news, now that the dogs know they can rip through a screen door, will they do it again when we replace this one? Good news, they stayed right at home and didn't disappear. They're bred to be 'fierce protectors', and to read about the breed you will find they stay close to home (I suppose to protect). This has proven to be accurate thus far. Good news, we were replacing that door (both front doors) when the porch is done, anyway, so no loss. Good news, the dogs are brilliant, and created their own 'dog door'. Maybe they should be on America's Great Dog Inventors!

13 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

my dachsund did this in her puppy year. It drove us batty. We replaced the screens 3 times and finally put plexiglass there. She did it to our back porch that is screened in, not a door...

Ashley said...

Uh oh! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me an encouraging comment.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Oh, those cute little puppies can be so destructive! I had a lab one time that chewed my kitchen island up while I was at work..... Oh, we were so upset that we put an invisible fence around our yard and she would lay on the deck all day. Well, that only lasted for awhile and then she ate all the electrical covers off the outlets outside and then started in on the deck! She was a wood eating lab. lol.... Great dog though...

Stacy said...

What stinkers!!!

LOVE the new look of your blog.

nikki said...

Glad there was no damage done.
Very smart doggies!

Jewels of My Heart said...

oooooh, ooooooooooooooo
Little Stinkers... but they sure are cute!

Mommy Spice said...

Well, good thing for all the positives. Very creative thinkers they are!! It really could have been worse with the rain and all.

redmaryjanes said...

Love that song!!!
Our dog was pretty destructive when he was a puppy too. They are worth it though.
Have a great day!

Jeff and Valerie said...

How can puppies be soooo cute and soooo bad at the same time. Our screen door is a mess from our dogs scratching at it to be let in ... like we can't see them through it?!?!

crazylady said...

someone had to pee real bad.

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new site!!!!!! Hi Christine, We just got back from vacation (Colorado) and I came in to check your site and I just love it, I am so jealous! I also see Nicole is ready to have that baby too! They must be on cloud nine! I have to go or Darrell will have a heart attack, he is so tired and waiting for me so I will TRY to get on tomorrow. Love, Amy

Lisa said...

Naughty dogs! They are cute though!

secret agent said...

HA HA! of course they will remember!
you gotta get french doors now.

When my first house was for sale... I had to go run errands. It was a beautiful day and I left our (we only had 2 at that time) dogs in the house with the sliding door screen closed to give them fresh air.
While I was out... it was a down poor... rain
when I got home
I could not believe my eyes
I had 8 million mud paw prints everywhere. They tore the screen and went outside, played in the mud and came back in... jumped all over the furniture.
I so wish I had a camera that day.
I bought french doors after that.