Awwww November 16th

November 17, 2009

The boyz were pretty tired this evening because their day focused on destruction.  When I’m at the office, I check the puppycam at least once an hour.  There isn’t anywhere the puppies can go, but I feel better if I can see the little brindle bodies.  This afternoon I tuned in and discovered they were shredding the shower curtain liner that was under their shavings.  Wicked puppies — having a delightful time and making a dreadful mess.  So, I left the office and stopped at Lowes Home improvement Store.  I bought a double door mat.  The top is a short napped carpet, but the bottom is rubber.  Once again, I removed all their shavings, pulled out the little pieces of vinyl, moved the outside edges of the potty area.  With its rubber side up, I laid the door mat on the carpet remnant that is under the boyz’ prison.  I replaced the sides of the potty area, and put all the shavings back in place.

While I was repairing the damage, the boyz were outside the box, but inside the x-pen.  Outside the x-pen, Chase was racing back and forth and the puppies ran parallel to him barking their heads off.  He exchanged toys, throwing them in the air and catching them, waving them around, dragging them along the edge of the pen.  The puppy barks got louder and louder, Inca and Phoebe barked, and Chase played with his children.  I finally broke up the party by snatching the youngsters up and returning them to their cell.  I seemed to be the only living being pleased that the party was over.

Holmes Asleep on the ball 11-16-09Too tired to play anymore

Watson Gathered toys 11-16-09Watson gathered up almost all the toys before he crashed


  1. Dawn says:

    Awwe, look at those tired puppers. I know they are naughty naughty naughty at this age, but they are so SWEET at the same time. I love how they curl up with the toys, and fall into a total sleep. Then pop back up for more destruction!
    (My livingtroom carpet has a missing 8 inch rectangle my pups created!)

  2. Lybertygirl says:

    We buy an end piece of vinyl flooring for each litter (usually runs about $30 for a 6′ x 6′ piece). It lasts until they are about 9-10 weeks, when the puppies discover they can destroy it. Then the games begin – we adjust the puppy pen around the holes, and the puppies try to make new ones. This always spurs us to be more diligent in crate training!

  3. hello penni its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes destrukshun is a verry tiring endevvor tayk it frum me!!! ok bye

  4. Alden says:

    Hi Watson,

    We can’t wait to meet you! You like to destroy stuff? Cool! So do we. Well, Duncan’s days of decimation are over, but if something, anything, can be chewed, maulded, shredded, torn, ripped, and ruined, I’m the dog to do it. How fun it will be to have a partner in crime!

    We’re counting the days….

    Your friends,

    Duncan and Fig.

  5. Kathy says:

    Hey Watson,

    Just to let you know that I am just as well-versed in the seek-and-destroy game as my brother, Fig! Between us, we can get you up to speed in no time! And I bet Cappy will have a few tips for you too! See you soon at the After-Thanksgiving party! Have a safe trip home. You’re gonna like it here in Calfornia!


    P.S. Kathy says you’re “adorable.” She loves your little white face!