After yesterday's post, I had a few comments from people who really ought to know better ( yes, you, THAT woman from Brighton, and yes, you, Mrs S from Kiwiland, lolol ), asking me why I don't jump into the car and go visit That woman in Brighton.
Well, here is the reason why. I have two dogs. Two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, a girl and a boy, very close in age, there are only a few weeks between them. They are just over two years old and terrible teenagers. And they like to play games, tug of war being one of their favourites -
We love them to bits of course, but there are certain sacrifices we have to make, one of them is not being able to leave them at home alone for any length of time.
They look as if butter wouldn't melt in their mouths, right?
And when we do go out to do a bit of shopping together, we put them in their indoor kennel -
They don't mind being in there. For a little while. An hour or two at the most. Then Hector gets withdrawal systems, and wants his mummy. So he takes the kennel to pieces. Yep, he unhinges everything and escapes. A right little Houdini. Thats where the fun starts.
This is what my little darlings get up to when they are left to their own devices -
Indoor snow, after a lovely game of tug of war
He looks so pleased with himself, woohoo, that taught that naughty vintage French feather bolster a lesson!
The reason why I now keep big piles of magazines on the table
I won't bother showing you pictures of the claw marks on the family room door, where he has tried to scratch his way out on his search for mummy, or the tatters left of my very old brocade curtain, which had been hanging in front of the door to keep out drafts....... you get the picture, right? Now can you blame me for not going out for hours on end?
I should add really that they have been fairly good lately, they are getting better as they are growing up, so maybe in a year or so I'll be able to leave them at home alone without having the joint wrecked! In the meantime, I am very happy to stay at home and snuggle with my loving, adoring doggies.