Earlier this week, I brought the dogs into town as I had both in-office and site meetings, and moving them for the night made the most sense. On in-office meeting day, the gang of girls were as good as gold. Site meeting day, all freaking hell broke loose.
After I got the steam to stop rolling out of my ears, I cleaned the upper level disaster zone, then posted on social media:
Anyone want a dog or three?
Had an early site meeting on Lake Muskoka, only to return home to discover the dogs 'ate my homework!'
...AND my brand new sandals, two pairs of flip flops, three pens, and a jumbo role of toilet paper making it look like it snowed in here!!
#notimpressed #bad #katielulu #anniebananie #miyamaria #thissucks
|Left: The Oreo Gang on National Dog Day|
Right: Some home office evidence of evil!
Taken: August 25th & 29th, 2023
It was in that moment I had a genuine lightbulb moment. It dawned on me that the blue moon was upon us. Could that have been what made them all go batshit crazy?
So, I Googled, can a dog sense a full moon? This is what came back (via wagwalking.com): Your dog may seem to be much more alert, they may bark and howl more, they may growl, begin to chew things they normally would not, and may pace a lot if they are feeling restless and antsy. In all my years of having pups, I had no idea.
What I will say, is that when Katie came home in January, I was already working from home four days a week. I had a plan for her ongoing teething and had puppy proofed our home. As she grew there were challenges but nothing like what I came home to a couple of days ago. The difference this week was I knew all three participated; which has never happened before.
I will say, they do have a good gig living at the cottage but it's not like they are living in a van down by the river in town. They've got it really good. I will admit, now that I've calmed down, I think they are all beginning to suffer from a bit of separation anxiety as our routine is really quite regimented.
I start work an hour early every day so that I can exercise them three time a day, which they have come to know as recess. With three dog beds at my feet at my top of the stairs make shift cottage office, they tend to sleep while I work and talk on the phone knowing recess will eventually arrive.
At the end of the day, I guess I'm just really pissed they ate my shoes. Even then, I suppose it's my fault.
For whatever reason, I seem to keep buying their favourite flavours!