Sunday, July 12, 2009

He's a dog and hates reading

So I guess my dog Jackie is mad at me because he was left home all day. I was out with my best friend Jen today running errands for her wedding. And then we practiced making bouquets and put together her center pieces. It was an all day adventure. I headed out about 11am and came home to feed the dogs and let them out around 6:30pm, then headed back to Jen's about 7:15pm. This isn't a completely unusual time period for the dogs to be home unsupervised. Well, apparently today Jackie took exception. This is what I came home to tonight at about 11pm.


They don't even look the slightest bit apologetic. Bastards!


Jackie did not care for reproductive advice...maybe because he's neutered. This book used to be 'Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition'. (I have an Animal Science Degree, I was gonna go to vet school and animal husbandry was a required course and I have always found genetics and reproduction fascinating.)

Jackie also destroyed Animal Breeding and two other books about horses.

I was so mad I was in tears. I called both Jen and Mike in tears just to tell someone else how upset I was. And the worst part...even though I wanted to yell at Jackie, I knew he wouldn't understand why he was being yelled at. And it's not like you can explain to the dog why what they did was wrong. But I scolded anyway.

I think Jackie is also mad because Mike has been gone since Wednesday. So all his people were gone today. Now Jackie is going back to his crate training...boo. I also know it was Jackie because I have seen him pull down a book before (not since last Sept, thought he had grown out of this bad habit) and before we got Jackie, my books were never in danger. Shadow had no interest in them. He just wants any food that may have been left out.

*Sigh* Ok, I am off to blow my nose, wash my face, and pet my dog and let him know he is still loved.

8 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

I think he must have been trying to tell you no breeding and no horses! Hahah, I am no dog whisperer though. You must have been so angry!

Ali said...

So sorry about your ruined stuff! I remember when we went through that with my dog - she destroyed everything. What's even more annoying is that it's so hard to stay mad at them!

Cathy said...

Aww, that sucks! Our dog gets into the trash when we leave her alone for a time period that she deems too long. Which is easy to deal with - we just put it where she can't reach it. It's kind of hard to do that with every single book you own...

I Love Brownies said...

I am so sorry - and know you are upset but you cracked me up when you said "....maybe it's because he's neutered". :-)

Alicia said...

ahhh bummer man...my dogs have done similar things before too...and i just feel guilty because i know the poor guys were just lonely...hope you're having a better day!

headbitingprincess said...

jeepers creepers ..
my first pet was a rescued german shepherd .. first day i got her i had to go out and buy her food and toys and a leash and ya know all that stuff kids (i mean dogs) use .. i came home , my carpet was ripped/chewed up , all my blinds were down and chewed , curtains destroyed and many other things , in the matter of an hour or 2 hours MAX..
i sure did learn my lesson quick .. which was .....lock the doors so those sneaky secret squirrels don't come in and tear the place up .. HA HA jk jk jk my puppy made the mess

Iva said...

ohhh my ohhh my!! but you are really funny! :)

Kristen Sara said...

What a bummer... but if there has to be a silver lining on the cloud, it's that your pup is so crazy about you he just can't stand it when you're gone. I wish my boyfriend missed me so much when I was gone that he would go to the lengths of eating books to prove his point!!

 
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