i saw on tv that in mexico...cement couches are the new norm.
Carol · Dec. 27, 2011
june and mystic play hard outside together every day at the barn for hours. they bomb around constantly chewing on each other, racing against each other, tackling one another...and mystic still has tons of stored energy left to dismantle the channel changers, my slippers and the couch.
i have said all along, i am not a dog trainer but i do listen when training is discussed..i ignore the whole crate training thing cuz i am not training our sweet palliative puppy to quietly and gracefully accept social isolation and physical confinement in a plastic or wire body sized box just so she doesn't chew up stuff. and i sure as shit don't like animals caged at the zoo so i am not caging them at my house.
but i do remember hearing various times when destructive behavior was discussed that a tired dog is a happy and good dog and i think this is true because mystic is a tired and happy and good dog....she just likes to quietly gnaw on things when she is chilling out and recharging her batteries. i can't give her stuffed kongs, smoke bones, and other orally satisfying things cuz with so many dogs it will just start a fight and teach her to guard and protect her chewing stuff....right now she has no guarding issues....no one else wants to eat my slippers, the couch or the channel changer.
anyway..i went online and our exact red leather couches are still at ikea for $549.00...which is pretty much what i paid for the new not yet chewed ones back in january 2006. and i think the fact that they lasted almost 6 full years and several hundred homeless dogs who have very well used them 24/7/365x6 is pretty damn good. but i absolutely cannot stand looking at ripped up shit.
so i am thinking..how can i toss out the old ones, bring in some nice new ones when i live with the happy go lucky princess of chewing up shit?
i am pretty much ignoring her palliative status cuz i don't want to think about this so if i look at the other things about her...she is one year old, is most definitely oral focused and is by birth and generationally genetically a busy body, (ie... make their own rules, get into trouble, wreck as much stuff as possible, unlimited physical energy,).... northern dog...then when can i reasonably expect her to stop ripping the shit out of stufff?
hmmm..maude ate her last wall at 17.....so....maybe i won't ever see a new couch?
oh well, whatever...i do so love our magical mystical couch (or anything else) mouth!