It all started with a bug…
In fact, my little Rosebud
should have been named
because of her obsession with the darn things.
I think one of the bees stung her
because all of a sudden she started tending to her paw.
But that didn’t stop her.
she was looking for butterflies and bees again!
She also loves looking for bugs in the yard.
Look at that fool running around!
Now that she has the invisible fence,
I can let the leash go.
I haven’t taken her completely off-leash yet though,
but we are getting there.
But this week,
things went too far!
On Tuesday Rosie brought one of her bugs in the house to play.
The kids and I left for about an hour
and came home to a mess.
Rosie ripped up the corner of the carpet
in “her” room
(the former playroom and my future office).
She had been playing with the bug
in that exact spot when we left.
I am assuming the bug got away
and she did everything she could to capture it.
Of course we scolded her when we got home
and she acted guilty.
She knew exactly what she did wrong…
so I thought.
She went back to that spot the next day
to pick at it a little.
She couldn’t help herself.
But after some more scolding
she seemed to lose interest.
The rest of the week
I tried to keep her as busy as possible.
I thought I really tired her out.
We ran around outside for quite a while,
catching bugs and leaping in the air.
(actually only Rosie was doing the catching and leaping – LOL).
Surely, this amount of exercise
would wear her out
and use up any destructive energy she might have.
By the time I went up for bed that night,
she was passed out on the floor in the kitchen.
But it must have been the calm before the storm
because sometime after midnight
all hell broke loose!
My husband had been traveling all week
(and missed the earlier disasters).
His flight had been delayed
so he didn’t walk into the house until 2 am
to find this…
Welcome Home Daddy…
Obviously, the picture was taken the next morning…
He would have thought I was insane
if I took out my camera during the yell-fest!
Yes, those dark things are pieces of the rug pad.
As you can see,
during this rampage
she also ripped up her bed for some reason.
Why not just destroy everything in sight!
I seriously do not know what got into her!
But the good news is that
it looks like I will be getting hardwood floors
in that room sooner than expected!
For now we are just keeping the door shut!
She doesn’t use her crate anymore anyway…
although maybe she should!
Now I am worried that she will destroy
something else in the house.
And I am sorry to say,
the week ended with a bug too…
a stomach flu bug!
My poor son was sent home from camp on Thursday
and missed Friday
due to a stomach bug running rampant
through the camp.
Now I am walking on eggshells
waiting for the bug to start spreading
through our house…
What a week!
Any “bugs” in your house this week?