How Dog Safe Is Your Office II. Busted! Oh geez, she found my expert chewing toothy work this morning. So much for a peaceful weekend. To make matters worse, the three books I inflicted my special talent on were something Mom calls out of print vintage books. At least now I know what that horrible taste was when I was chewing on them. Glue and book binding materials. Believe me, not a great combination when it comes taste.
So, my question is simple, who would put out of print books on the bottom shelf of anything? If you want to keep your treasures safe, that means paying attention to things that your puppy or dog can reach, especially on the floor level.
Now what is she doing? She already cleaned up my paper mess. It looks like she is spraying something on the books and notebooks. Curiosity has the best of me, so I just gotta go and look. “It’s okay Titan, give it a lick and see how you like it.” Really, after the snit pitched over the books and now she is saying give it a try. It’s gotta be a trick of some kind.
Water!!!! I need water now! What is that horrible taste? Where is that container, I gotta see what that was she was spraying on everything at eye level. Bitter Apple? Now that is just down right cruel – it tastes horrible. So much for the library bottom shelves for entertainment.
A Few weeks Later and A Few Inches Taller
Now we are talking. I’ve grow several inches and let me tell you, my line of vision is providing a whole new perspective on what I can get into. It is amazing what I can reach when I stand on my hind paws, stretch really hard and stretch out one of my front paws. Bingo, I just scored a pair of glasses laying on Mom’s desk. Oh, there is a remote control, that should be good for some entertainment and chewing. There is a stack of magazines on the corner of one desk, I wonder how long it will take me to get those down? I’m not the smartest pup on the block, but I’m going to go on record and say Mom and Dad have greatly under estimated my abilities.
Hm, what is this, a black handle of some kind dangling over the edge of the desk. One good yank should do it. Look out…incoming, tons of stuff incoming to the floor. Oh wow, this is a huge score, Mom’s handbag. All kinds of things in here. Yea, I found a Milkbone* and a mint. Darn it’s in a wrapper and my paws are not working. Time to resort to my baby teeth. That should do it.
What’s this black leather book? Oh, now I remember, her Filofax*. This is where she has her life on file. With a flip of the cover I found credit cards to munch on and in another section there are funny looking green and white pieces of paper. Oh my, do they smell good. There are so many scents on them and a couple look brand new. The ring section offers lots of paper pages to chew on.
Now what is this, another black bag with a zipper. I think I may have met my match on this one. After pawing it a bit, it won’t budge. It smells like makeup. I’ll pass, guys don’t wear makeup.
All this human stuff is interesting, but what has really got my attention is all those cords. Gee, there are just so many to choose from. Even though Mom and Dad did a great job of tying them up when I first arrived, now I can reach them and those fancy plastic ties they used. I’ll have to be sneaky about it, but I’m sure I will get around to them soon.
Oh no, snit alert! It seems we do not have Internet service again. Last week it was because of the storms. I can’t imagine what it could be this week. Mom’s talking to AT&T. This might be a good time to just sit back and look really innocent. Phew, so far so good, they have gone through a zillion check lists and everything is working just fine, except the Internet part. Oh no, one more thing to check, the cord between the modem and the computer. What tooth marks? Oh, those tooth marks. Thank goodness, there was an extra cord in the closet.
It’s time for some serious cord control measures. The lady from AT&T suggested using mailing tubes to string the cords through. Considering my fetish for all things paper and cardboard, I don’t think that is going to be a great option.
Mom found two perfect answers on Amazon, Wiremold C110 White Cordmate Kit and AVF UA180W-A Premium Cable Management (6 Feet Roll Up).
I guess by now you get the idea that keeping ahead of your fur child is going to be an ongoing process. When you get frustrated, stop for a few minutes and remember the unconditional love we give you and know we will outgrow this phase at about age two.
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