May 9, 2014
We've all heard of the terrible twos. Or even the not so great threes.
Well I would like to introduce you to the dog version (at least in our house) the Ferocious Fives.
What is this you ask?
Oh, just Floyd going absolutely bananas ever since his birthday.
He has just been a downright rascal and brat. I have no idea what's gotten into him.
He gets plenty of love, attention and walks every single day.
And to thank us for his lavish life, he's been doing the following.
1. Dumping the trash.
His favorite is the kitchen trash but really he doesn't discriminate.
We were out of the kitchen for 2 seconds.
Floyd gets bites of eggs every morning when we have breakfast.
These shenanigans resulted in NO eggs for Floyd that day.
3. Stealing laundry.
Every chance he can get. Clean, dirty, he doesn't care but if there's a free sock around Floyd is certain it's his.
And will take multiple laps around the house egging you on to chase him.
If the back door is open, forget about it. That sock is going to live out in the yard for awhile.
4. Escape artist.
The other day we were doing yard work and Floyd was helping, per usual.
And I was walking him inside (by the collar) and he wriggled out of my hand and DARTED into the yard just before we were in the door.
Floyd is strangely fast when he wants to be and this incident turned into a good five minutes of Mister and I lunging after him all over the yard. Floyd is really good at ducking and moving at the last possible moment when you are about to catch him. There were quite a few football tackle attempts and landings on our rear. I'm sure our neighbors got a kick out of our craziness.
But then he does this and looks so sweet and innocent and how can you be mad at him?
'Who me? No, I never do anything that I shouldn't.'
Per a suggestion from Kait, we are currently trying out a new time out spot.
We had round one last night and I'm pretty sure he hated it. After I let him out, he went out into the yard, sat down and faced the other direction...#bassetprotest
Anyone have any other suggestions for helping us tame this beast??