Tearing Down the House

November 15, 2009

I had plans to make some changes in the puppy pen, but wanted to wait until Thursday night so that when Alden arrived on Friday, the pen, shavings, and puppies were spanking clean.  Instead, they will probably need a spanking by Thursday night — and that’s all because I re-configured the pen this morning.  I now remember why people send puppies home at eight weeks — they are just so baaad.

I took down the puppy curtain.  When they were newborns, it gave Phoebe privacy and prevented drafts.  Now, the boyz want to pull it through the x-pen mesh and destroy it.  I removed the Pet Warmer.  The two were determined to eat the cord and fling the warmer around their quarters.  I replaced the shower curtain liner that is doubled under the shavings.  I initiated a problem by catching the plastic with the corner of the little pooper scooper.  That tiny little three corner tear was the start of something grand.  The boyz were working very hard at pulling up the plastic.

Rear window in the pen 11-15-09

So, they are all clean, they have a window and I will probably open the vertical blinds during the day so they can learn to bark at cats and birds — not to mention have daylight for several hours.  I’m going to Dremel nails again today — shorter nails prevent snags in the new shower curtain liner.

Same cute puppies

So — we have the same cute puppies, but they have grander vistas.  I’ll try to keep them from tearing down the house before Alden arrives.  This is the aerial view of the puppy prison

Puppy Prison -- arial view


  1. Alden says:

    Oh! Please don’t worry about a clean house. I want Watson to feel at home when he gets to CA. 🙂

  2. Sharrie Brockhaus says:

    Thanks for the wonderful journey on your blog with these two little boys. It has been soooooo informative. BUT……..how does anyone handle a really big litter? It must be complete bedlam.

  3. Kathy says:

    What…these sweet little guys tearing things apart…why whatever do you mean? 🙂 They LOOK so calm and quiet in this picture! (Said the woman who will be re-carpeting her living room and reupholstering furniture after her puppy grows up a bit!)