the only good thing was muffin moved into a permanent foster home.
clyde should be called...clod. little mr. freak out can knock over full food and water bowls, pull blankets off of shelves and beds when he thinks he should run away quick. he pisses on everything in sight, snarls over the food bowl ( altho his food guarding is probably not his fault but could be a side effect of the phenobarb) and he jumped up to poop on my bed. he is an endearing little bugger. he goes in for his neuter tomorrow, that ought to be fun and then we will start over with him. like....life as he knew it, however that was...is now life at saints, so get over it.
well... phoebe finally did it. we got our first noise complaint. luckily our neighbor came to me and not the city. he said he can handle the periodic noise of the dogs, but one of them who shrilly barks constantly is driving him insane. yeah, it drives me nutz too. i put the citronella bark collar back on her, she was quiet for like an hour and then she was right back at it again. this is a huge issue. if one neighbor is annoyed, you can bet others are too.
soooo...what to do? first of all, i am reinstating the no one comes to saints before 9 am rule and everyone is permanently gone by 5 pm...that should help with her over excited, people coming and going frenzy. and i am seriously considering de-barking her. she is not adoptable with her biting issues. she is putting the rest of the animals at risk with her continuous shrieking every time someone moves or she wants to go somewhere or someone even farts. whatever it is that phoebe needs to be calm and settled, is not here yet here is where she is and that is not likely to change.
i abhor de-barking but phoebe has to live here and she is driving the neighbors (and me) crazy and she is not going risk the other animals wellbeing because she simply cannot shut up. so i am thinking about it. and if i do it, i will feel like shit. but i will do it anyway if i can't find another answer to this.