Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Really, Murphy?

Ya know, counter-surfing in my absence is bad enough when you just nab food, Murphy.

And you taking the frying pan out of the sink was admittedly kinda funny the first time, but the novelty wore off pretty quick, even if you do do a pretty good job of cleaning it.

But the George Foreman grill?! Seriously?

This is what I found when I got home from work tonight. The dog actually took my George Foreman grill off the kitchen counter and carried or dragged it all the way across the house to his dog rug by his dog bed.

I give up. There ain't enough cayenne pepper in the free world to stop this level of thievery. And in two more days, he gets back-up.

I'm so doomed.


  1. House design doesn't allow the kitchen to be blocked off during the day?

  2. No, Bob, it doesn't. There is no kitchen door. But if this crap doesn't stop, I may have to put one in.

  3. If you fit a kitchen door just make sure its lockable as with two of
    them one is bound to work out how to open the door.

  4. My first thought when you said you were getting another dog was that if she is as smart as Murphy then you are in SO much trouble!

  5. Yep - I agree. I see some kitchen modifications that require thumbs to operate!

  6. Clearly, he is tired of eating those Raw marrow bones all over the floor and just wanted to cook them up for a bit of extra flavor. Poor little guy.

    I bet he's been watching the Food Network during the day when you aren't home and got some ideas. Probably a good idea to start hiding the remote in addition to those kitchen modifications. ;-)

  7. Anonymous11:02 PM

    A door that locks may help.

  8. Two options:

    Duct tape, sticky side up, on the counters when you're gone.

    or, depending on your feelings about their use...

    An area denial shock collar. Something like the PetSafe Pawz Away Instant Pet Barrier.

  9. Duct tape...interesting idea.

    I'll check into the collar too. And a trail-cam to monitor the kitchen. He pulled down a pyrex baking pan and the skillet again--both out of the sink--and I'm dying to know how he's doing it.

  10. He's bored and/or lonely. My counter surfer was an Australian Shepherd. He learned to open the lower cabinet drawers, use them for a ladder to get on the counter, and then open the over-the-oven microwave which doubled as a bread box. Then he taught himself to unlock the front door deadbolt and let himself out in the middle of the night. I had to put child locks on the cabinets and change all the door knobs so he couldn't get a grip on them.....then he learned to open the refrigerator and help himself. at that point I gave up and started taking him to work with me.