Oh, did I wake up to an interesting surprise this morning.
Let me tell you the story.
But first, I’ll give you some back story.
We have a lot of dogs in my family.
I’m not going to say how many, but trust me, it’s a lot.
My husband’s Golden Retriever is just a good dog.
So much so that it’s kind of obnoxious.
This dog just turned a year old and walks beautifully on a leash, knows to sit nicely to greet people, and is friendly with everyone he meets.
This Golden boy likes to rest next to my husband while he works on the computer and during family meals.
He obeys commands well even though my husband has not worked with him as often as he should.
None of our other dogs are as easy as my husband’s dog.
The rest of our dogs actually took work to train and keep trained.
So last night, my husband and I were sitting at our table talking while the dogs rested on the floor all around us.
We didn’t notice anything unusual.
When it was bedtime, my husband went upstairs first with his dog.
My husband turned out the light, and the dog jumped on the bed and waited there until I came up.
That’s the routine.
A short while later, I went to bed but didn’t turn on the lights, so I didn’t disturb my husband.
When I woke this morning, the daylight revealed that my comforter had blue splotches all over it.
I was so confused, the spots certainly weren’t there when I made the bed yesterday.
Then I went downstairs, and what did I find?
I followed the trail.
The tracks covered one side of the house to the other.
Apparently, once we dimmed the lights last evening, my husband’s sweet Golden boy chewed up a blue pen while he was laying at my husband’s feet.
The pup was so quiet, we never noticed he was chewing something he wasn't supposed to have.
It was dark, so we didn’t see the damage until this morning.
We knew we had the culprit because the evidence was all over his paws.
It's just one more reason we can't have nice things.
The moral of this story is that different dogs need different things.
Some dogs are easy to train, like my husband’s dog.
Some dogs need a bit more training, like the rest of our dogs.
But it’s always important to remember, dogs are dogs, and even the best dog will get into mischief now and then.
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Maybe stopping him from pulling so much on the leash when going for a walk or jumping on company every time someone comes to visit.
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