I’m pretty sure my puppy is plotting to drive me absolutely bat $h!t crazy…Crazy enough to be taken somewhere far, far away where I can get the necessary help. Sure, Finn is a cute little guy and for the most part fairly innocent looking, but I think when he is alone in his crate, he is busy plotting and planning his revenge on us humans.
You might laugh and think puppies aren’t that smart but I have proof…Proof that Finn is trying to drive me crazy:
Exhibit A – Counter Surfing: He constantly surfs our counter tops and I do not know how to stop it. Any suggestions? One night he even stole my dinner off the counter. I was downstairs walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes and when I came back upstairs to eat dinner, imagine my surprise when dinner was missing…gone…vanished…poof?!?! I did find two super happy dogs nearby so I knew Finn scored the goods with his super counter surfing skills and both he and Theron enjoyed my dinner. Are dogs even supposed to like Taquitos?
Exhibit B – Begging at the Dinner Table: Need I say more? Even our adult whippet, Theron, who is very sophisticated, partakes in the dinnertime begging. She’s just smart enough not to get caught on film.
Exhibit C – Paper towel destruction: This drives me crazy on two levels. One, paper towels are not cheap. Two, when he shreds them, pieces of paper towel end up all over the house and it’s a pain in the butt to pick them all up. Notice Finn looking away like he has no idea why I’m so mad?
Exhibit D – Stealing Boot Liners: Sure, he loves chewing on the actual boot, but he finds a certain pleasure in carefully removing all the liners from our shoes and boots and hiding them making it impossible to wear said shoe or boot. The fluffy boot liners are the best. Again, notice the smug look on his face?
Exhibit E – Stealing Treats from Jacket Pocket: Yep, he’s a thief. I was sitting on the couch one day and he brought over a snack and ate it in front of me (like he was trying to make me jealous, whatever). He left then came back with another one. What??? Where are the treats coming from, anyway? So I watched where the little bugger was going and he kept going back to my husband’s jacket where there is a secret snack stash in the pocket. Guess what honey? The snack stash is no longer a secret.
Exhibit F – Couch Hogging: We do not have a lot of seating in our living room…Enough for the family which consists of 3 humans and two whippets. But in order for all of us to fit on the two couches, there is some seating strategy involved. We all know where we belong on the couch…except for Finn here. He basically took up the entire couch when he fell asleep one night so the rest of the family had to come up with a new seating strategy. And another thing, what kind of dog sleeps like that anyway?
Exhibit G – Mocking Me: You may not be able to tell in this photo so let me explain. This is a picture of a whippet puppy, Finn, trying to make me jealous by hugging my husband and then sticking his tongue out at me probably thinking, “Neener, neener old lady. He loves me more than you.”
How could I not go crazy with all these puppy shenanigans taking place day in and day out?
Does your dog or puppy ever do things that drive you crazy? Or are you too crazy about your dog to even notice?