A couple of weeks ago, I bought a floor lamp from Wally World, and after getting it home, realized that I actually didn't need it. So it stayed in it's box, and I was debating whether to bring it back or keep it (or give it to someone as a faily lame Cristmas gift), and in the meantime, it's been doing double duty as a "blocking item" to keep Belle out of my big puffy leather chair in my living room. Belle loves to nap in that chair, but leather furniture and dog claws don't mix, so I usually set something in the chair to deny her access to it.
Well this morning, I saw a bunch of paper shreds at the base of the chair, and sure enough, the corner of the lamp box had been chewed off. Apparently *someone* decided that it might be a good idea to try to pull the box our of *her* chair, and in the process of trying and failing, she nibbled off the corner of the box.
I guess that it's not going back to the store now. (I wonder who has a birthday coming up who might like a lamp?)
Seems to me that the reason that I got a second dog in the first place was to keep the first dog out of trouble. By and large, it's worked, but how do I keep the second dog out of trouble? And don't say a third dog.
And for what it's worth, I've pretty much concluded that Belle was solely responsble for the cocoa incident last night as well. At least she was the only one with cocoa on her muzzle and chocolate on her breath, and the box was torn up by her rug, not Murphy's.
Anyone want a really cute female GSD?
Additional: I get home this evening and everything that I'd put in the chair to keep Belle out was on the floor...and the chair was still warm. Looks like Miss Memphis Belle has definitely set her sights on my chair as her preferred nap spot in my absence.
I'm going to win this one though. Not sure how, but I'm going to win.