Just this past weekend I was so concerned for the doggie's welfare. After the drumstick he ate never re-appeared, I was so worried that I left the Cincinnati Chocolate Festival early (I took my chocolates home, mwah hahaa). So concerned that something might be inside him literally ripping him a new one, that, in a wacky role-reversal, I stuck to him like velcro Sunday night.
Monday too, I kept my eye on him, even as he did nothing interesting. He tore tufts of hair out of the raccoon toy that D just bought him, instead of chewing on it as intended (he's decided he's ignoring the squeaky/quacky noisemakers inside, he'd rather rip it to moist and gooey hairballs that he can scatter all over the house. We have raccoon bits all over the house).
Other than not coming when called, knocking my potted plants over, killing them one by one, chewing on the containers, and then running away with them when I try to retrieve them, nothing of note happened.
He had the sad-eyes at me though, so I forgave him for being an asshole.
|"Sorry I'm an asshole, mommy"|
By Tuesday things were back to normal, with him flagrantly disobeying me, but then being obedient when D gave him the exact same commands. You know, making me look like a dick. And there was some overly exuberant playing and more ignoring me, with me yelling at him and then giving up and having angry muttered dialogues to myself.
"I'm not playing with him if he's going to be like that."
"Fine, no. Take the pot. I don't care."
"Dogs that nip their owners get sent back to prison, prison dog."
So it really only took about two days for me to be completely over his close call.
Thursday night I took him for a run and he was super good. Friday morning he failed to try escaping at crate time. He trotted down the stairs and right into his crate and sat down, looking at me like the best little furboy in the world.
He thinks he's clever. He thinks that he can misbehave a few days and then rest my nerves for a few days and garner much attention for himself. Yes, it appears that he's right. But I'm only letting him think that he has bested me for now. But I'm totally going to show him who's boss.