Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Monday, July 11, 2011

MY KLEPTOMANIAC DOG!

Whenever we go out, even for a short while, and leave the dog at home, he feels the need to surround himself with something of ours.

It started with one of my husband’s slippers, then both slippers. Then one of my Skechers slip ons, then both; then one sneaker, then two.

Now it seems he cannot do without the TV remote control! The first time he stole that it caused quite a catastrophe – until I found it buried under his SECOND bed - the one by the big glass doors! (His THIRD bed is either in the mud room or the garage, depending on the weather!) Now I try to remember to put it on top of the TV when we leave!

The above photo is typical of what we return to after a short jaunt in the car! There were probably more objects scattered around the living room, too. And he only does this when we are gone! So far none of the shoes have been eaten and I’m hoping there won’t be a “first time” for that!

7 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

He just wants something from his mommy and daddy around him to remind him of you! And if you don't return, he'll chew all those things to bits! ha ha I can imagine the remote missing was a problem! ha ha

Nancy Goldman said...

Ahhh, that's so sweet. I know to you it's probably annoying but isn't it nice to be loved so much that he wants to be around your stuff?

Ann Buckner said...

Love the story Deb. Obviously, he misses you when you are gone. My dogs take my socks or any clothing that is lying around. So far nothing torn. I also enjoyed your wedding photo.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Sounds like quite the canine character:)

debwardart said...

Thanks all - we now put the TV remote waaaay up on top of the TV when we leave. I put my walking shoes and socks in a bag - which he now carts around and manages to get them all out anyway!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

LOL! Isn't that funny! Animals are a trip aren't they?

debwardart said...

Oh Kimberly - you don't know the half of it!!!