..it started last night, we usually crate him and Moses together in a huge 48" crate as they both snuggle so good together…and this is the only way to crate Pippin in our home as he will chew on the bars and try to dig his way out until I am worried he'll hurt himself..for hours...if I let him (which I haven't yet, but would be tempted to try to see if he is "just testing" me or not, BUT that is another issue:eek:)...either way..so they are crated it is about 11:30pm and we are all going to sleep, their crate is in our bedroom btw.
After about 20 minutes Pippin has had enough, he starts screaming, howling, crying and that escalates into biting the bars so I can hear his teeth grinding on the metal...of course it freaked us both out, since he has been fine in the crate for some time now, several months....this was very odd.
So naturally I let him out thinking he had more pottying to do...but he refused to go outside..it had stormed really bad earlier in the evening, so God forbid, it was wet on the ground, which at the time I thought was the issue...back to sleep we tried to go:rolleyes:...nope..none of that was to be had..he ran in circles from our bedroom across our house to the kids' bedroom, back to ours digging in all of our beds, then off into the crate digging some more, whining the entire time.
Meanwhile poor Moses just looked at him like he thought he was losing it...we did too. :eek:
I checked him allover for wounds, thorns, bites, anything that might make him so erratic...nothing..at this time, now 2am, we crated him and Moses again, so he would at least leave the children's rooms alone, which of course lead to howling and crying and more biting on the crate..once more I let him out thinking he needed to go outside..again...but he still refused, I was even out there in the dead of night walking in circles but he would not step off our porch.
Inside again I left him out of the crate but closed our bedroom door so he could at least just keep us awake..now we are in the 3 o'clock hour...by the time 4am rolled around, I again crated him and Moses, and tried to find that elusive sleep..didn't arrive, at 5am I moved to our sofa, hubby moved to one of the kids' beds and I closed the door to our bedroom and after a long 30 minutes Pippin finally settled down and slept...til my alarm went off at 6:15am....WHAT in the world was this about???
Moses seemed unfazed by anything, so I was serisouly not suspecting the "time" of the year to be here, but could it be? What do I do..to help him calm down..anything or just let this run its course for the long 6 or so weeks......help me!!