My husband has pretty much been gone about 10 months out of the last year (Navy) and he is now home enjoying being with us again. My problem is that Zahra is not nearly as well behaved as I wish she was, it is like she has forgotten anything that we learned in her sub-novice obedience training. She has been scratching at the couch, jumping over the baby gate, clawing at the carpet on the stairs. I have a little more patience with it than my husband does. He is not happy that after 10 months his 2 year old couch looks like a 20 year old couch (I add it up to having pets) and she has done a number on my Berber carpet in the living room, on the stairs and up in our loft. I feel like I am sucking as a dog parent because I didn't prevent them from getting into trouble (at the time I can't think of one thing that Chase our Puggle has done other than eat an onion which costs me money for a phone call to Animal Poison Control and then the vet the next day) and I think DH does not have the patience built up yet to deal with them misbehaving.
I told him that they just require more exercise then we have probably been giving them both lately.
Tonight, Zahra ate the main plastic piece off his Keen shoes. I tried to glue them back together but it didn’t work. He is going to be soooooo mad when I have to tell him. I quickly logged online and bought him a new pair that will hopefully ship tomorrow and get here before the weekend.
He is so going to hit the roof when I tell him; I wish I could have fixed them …
Please pray for Zahra to turn into the good little B I know that she can be before my husband makes her get a job to pay for all of the things that she has been destroying.