I came home from work yesterday and saw Jenny B. looking out the window as I was driving up. The dogs are usually crated up by whomever leaves first, but we both left together, and so when the dogs ran upstairs to their crates that morning as we were going through the routine of keys and coats, I guess we both assumed the other gave treats and locked the crates. :o
I knew my wife wasn't home yet, so I steeled myself for whatever damage was done. Betty (lab-mix) and Jenny met me at the door, and were both so obviously glad to see me - ears back and lots of butt wiggles, Jenny licked me more than usual, and they both wanted out. We did our usual run around the yard, both pooped and Jenny pooped again 15 minutes later. After the potty break we went inside to assess the damage. I found one kleenex shredded upstairs, and Betty's bedding was pulled out of her crate (something Jenny does even when we are home) but otherwise nothing was out of place! Whew. Of course this does NOT mean I think the dogs are safe to leave home to their own devices. Instead, I am glad I biked Jenny the day before; a tired basenji is a good basenji.
Anyone else have similar experiences? I'm sure there are plenty of horror stories, but what about dogs that don't tear down the place?