Friday, February 20, 2009
We didn't know what we got ourselves into when we got our yellow lab, Maximus. Maximus gives Marley a run for his money. We had to keep Maximus in a crate when we went to work or he would chew everything he could reach. We felt guilty keeping him in such a small space so we baby gated him into our kitchen. He started jumping the gate so then we double gated (one on top of the other) him in. We child/dog proofed the cabinets to prevent him from biting tuperware. We thought we took all the things out that could hurt him or he could wreck. We were wrong.
I came home from work and there was no Maximus happily barking at the gate. I knew that meant trouble. When I looked into the kitchen, I saw a cowering Maximus. He looked up at me with those big brown eyes and a slight tail wag as if to say you still love me right? The kitchen was covered in cleaning powder and cleaning liquid. You could see paw marks where he walked around. Apparently the child proof locks were not dog proof and he got into the cleaning products and had a blast. I scolded Maximus and tried not to smile. I love Maximus despite all his mischief.
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