Weekend Pupdate #25

It all started with a bug…

In fact, my little Rosebud should have been named “Rose-Bug” because of her obsession with the darn things.

She loves to spend her outside time scanning for bugs in the butterfly bush.

At one point, 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.

Before long, she was looking for butterflies and bees again!

Besides rummaging through the landscaping, 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.  Though, I haven’t taken her completely off-leash yet…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.  Then the kids and I left for about an hour.  While we were out, Rosie made a bit of a mess.

She ripped up the corner of the carpet in “her” room (the former playroom and my future office).  Before we left, she had been playing with the bug in that exact spot.  From what I assume, 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.

Then the next day, she went back to that spot to pick at it a little.  She couldn’t help herself. But after some more scolding
she seemed to lose interest.

So, the rest of the week I tried to keep her as busy as possible.

On Thursday, 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 Rosie 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?

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  1. Oh My, what a mess! I've been waiting to see if she would get to this stage! If you don't stop her she will continue to do this. All said and done…she's a sweetie…you gotta love her!! Have a nice weekend!

    1. Yes, the stage I have been dreading! She is going to be in some serious training for the next few months!

  2. No bugs in my home, Shelley 😉 Wow, Rosie is a wild one… but always a cutie!! Love the running picture!!! It's soooo nice!Happy Sunday Jutta

  3. It's a good thing she is so cute! I can so sympathise with you after the week we had with our son's dogs. Take care.

  4. We don't have a dog yet (dreading it to be honest), but I've always said that if we get one, it needs to be the cutest dog ever so that I don't strangle it when it does things like this! Hope everyone is feeling better!P.S. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    1. Yes, being cute does help! It's a good thing we had her since she was a little puppy so I had time to really fall in love with her before she pulled this nonsense!

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