In a rich mans world. Maybe it would be different but it would very much depend on whether you had a dog. This time its the dog that’s in trouble, not the boys. He has just retreated to his crate almost as a form of self-discipline.Husband and older boy are off to Lithuania tomorrow as older boy and his team are taking part in a football tournament, cue lots of organisation and more importantly a considerable sum of money. Things are looking good, the bags have been packed, everything seems to be in control but inevitably something changes.
In short we came home from football training (minus husband as he was at a concert) and were greeted by an array of Euro notes all over the stairs. The notes were sealed in an envelope, within a bag, deep in a coat pocket and the coat itself was hung up on the banisters. It cannot have been easy for the dog to get them but he’s a tenacious warrior when he tries. If he was human I would say that such determination would stand him in good stead, but as a dog I’m not so sure. I immediately realised what had happened and rushed to retrieve the notes whilst loudly reprimanding the dog. Initially the damage didn’t look to be too bad, but I knew I would have to break the news to my husband when he got home. Predictably he went mad and was stressed out of his head as you might expect. Only a third of the notes were in good condition, the others had holes and bite marks. The dog was banished to the crate and for once didn’t even have the cheek to bark, which is saying something when his usual reaction to being in the crate rather than on our bed in the night is to bark blue murder. I am hoping against hope that Sainsburys Bank will take the notes back and issue husband with some new ones. Fingers crossed.
I should point out at this stage that our dog has done considerable damage since we got him, as you would expect from a puppy, but this . He has feasted on shoes, headphones, Xbox controllers, books, drawer knobs, chairs and decking. I never thought he would put his money where his mouth is though. The problem is that in theory you can discipline and reason with a child, but this is scarcely possible with a dog. The dog knows he has done wrong and is looking suitably woeful, but he will never understand why. I don’t know if this makes it better or worse. Either way I am hoping that he grows out of this behaviour soon.