About a week ago I posted how my "Houdini" puppy was able to get out of her crate and jump over the very high gate to be in with the big dogs. Ever since then we've been letting her stay with the other dogs during the day while no one is home instead of putting her in the crate. I've been afraid to put her back in there because there is a real possibility she could get hurt and of course we don't want that to happen.
Everything has been going well until this past Wednesday. My dd had to be back at her school at 5:30 because her grade was doing a reenactment of the civil war, and she actually had a speaking part. Plus this was a volunteer thing and all of the kids that volunteered got 10 extra credit points toward their Social Studies grade, and she definitely could use the extra points!
Since I get home at 5:30 I ran in the house, made sure things were locked up, got her and off we went. I wasn't able to really greet or hang out with the dogs, which I think had a hand in the puppy eating part of a throw rug.
Well yesterday my dd had a half day of school, so she was home early. My dad came over and they hung out with the dogs for about 1/2 hour and then they headed over to his house. Apparently that didn't sit well with the puppy so she ended up eating part of my kitchen floor. Unfortunately it's linoleum, we are going to put tile down eventually but we've been waiting for my house to stop shifting (long story).
Of course I was angry and I yelled, a lot,lol We don't hit our animals for any reason. I made sure she understood what she did was wrong, and then I put her in the crate.
Luckily we have extra flooring and it can be fixed... It's just a pain in the butt.
I left her out of the crate again today to be with the big dogs. Until I can get more latches for the crate and make sure she can't get out of it, I won't risk leaving her alone in it all day. Material things can be replaced. I don't want any harm coming to her. She's a puppy and we've been thru this before with the other two.
I'll just have to wait it out before I start fixing things again,lol
** It's 5 O'clock Somewhere **