Why Would I ever have kids…I have a Basenji!

Today is my day off so I decided to clean the house. I would of never thought that cleaning my home would be one of the most frustrating days I have ever had!
I put Chance on a lead in the kitchen thinking that he would be fine next to me. Nope! He kept getting under my feet and tripping me so I decided I would put him in his crate. Bad Idea. He screamed so loud my neighbors walking by my house couldn't help but look! :eek: I think they thought I was beating a child!
After my ears and neighbors could not take it anymore I took him out of his crate and vacumed the livingroom. He attacked my feet and tried to chew the cord. He pulled the cord out of the wall twice! After that the cat decided it was time to chase the dog in the living room. Here I have a cat zooming all over the house and the dog right behind. Running all over the furniture and knocking everything over in sight 😞
I then decided to seperate the dog from the cat by putting chance in the other part of the house. I completely forgot about the bathroom!!! I walked away for no more than 5 min to come to a TP'd bathroom and hallway. He pulled the entire roll off and ran all over my office and bedroom. :rolleyes:
Cleaning the house became quite a task today and I am exhausted!
After picking up every little shred of TP I thought…Why would I ever want kids..I have a Basenji! This is Hard enough! 😃

Basenji Mix

😃 HaHaHaaa!! Vanessa - I can relate! I like to get everyone out of the house (if possible) to get 'er done! Otherwise, it's like treading in deep water and I'm exhausted before it's half done - and it doesn't get done. The best advice I got when my son was born was to remember "They'll never remember the dust!" Yeah - but I can only stand it for just so long! Chance is so young - if you can imagine, one day he'll be glad to get out of your way and lounge the morning away on your bed. 🙂

if you can imagine, one day he'll be glad to get out of your way and lounge the morning away on your bed. 🙂

:eek: I've been fighting tooth and nail trying to keep him off the bed. Not much luck though :rolleyes:

I walked away for no more than 5 min to come to a TP'd bathroom and hallway. He pulled the entire roll off and ran all over my office and bedroom.

Oh, I'm laughing so hard at this visual!! While you're cleaning one part of the house, they're busy making more work for you in another part of it! lol! 🙂

Why would I ever want kids..I have a Basenji!

Amen to that! 😃

I am starting to think that I need eyes in the back of my head :o

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Oh, I'm laughing so hard at this visual!! While you're cleaning one part of the house, they're busy making more work for you in another part of it! lol! 🙂

Amen to that! 😃

I giggled, I admit it. Sounds like you need a full time maid to follow your B around. I know I do!

LOL LOL Loved this story!! We have to come up with creative ways to clean the house AND keep supervision over them….in the basement with hubby while I clean the kitchn, in the kitchen with mom while dad cleans the basement, in the kitchen with dad while mom cleans the living room...and the bathrooms I clean with the door closed!! LOL 🙂

My sentiments exactly!! KIDS....uh NO WAY...I don't know if I could ever manage 🙂 lol lol

Sounds so familiar! 🙂 Ok, picture this! I live with Callie, who has to be right there with you, when you are cleaning, trying to take the dust rag, "helping" you scrub the floor; anyway, I clean houses for a living! One house has two boxers and a cat, one has three Westies and a cat, one has two cats, one has two schnauzers and a cat, one has a shausapoo?, and the grand fanalie has a chocolate lab puppy, who insists on crawling underneath you, while you are scrubbing, and tries to take the rag, as do most of the other dogs in the houses I clean for! Guess which one is the worst? MINE! 🙂

Oh, I know what y'all mean. Magnum's favorite pastime is helping me clean the tub. He loves to watch and bat at the flowing water. He is also extremely interested in anything that might be floating in the water. DoG forbid he see a hair! You'd think it was prey from his reaction! He also feels the need to dry my arms as they get wet.

Sweeping with him around is my "pet" peeve, though. I try to do it while he's napping, but he always comes around just as I'm about to sweep the pile into the dustpan. He just has to sniff and snuffle around in the pile (gotta be something to eat in THAT! LOL!), spread it around a bit, track through it and then track it through the cleaned areas. OOOOH!

I know, I know, I should just restrict him during those periods, but he enjoys them sooo much that it makes me smile and makes the job, albeit longer, a little more fun!

I love this page..I finally feel that i have ppl that know what we are going through…the house is a mess, my shoes are locked away and well I keep saying no no biting so much that i'm doing it in my sleep. But we have to admit, we do love our Champ like crazy.

indeed! my sister's baby and Bindi are the same age, they actually were born on the same day

she always jokes with me that I have a baby now, and I say, maybe but at least I didn't have to care in it my stomach for 9 month and she's already mostly potty trained LOL

~Kat

It's the same in my house, Sahara will not let me sweep without going through the dust and dirt while I am trying to get it in the dustpan. I just lock her in the den now, it is too much of a fight otherwise. Today it was beautiful here in NC and I cleaned the house, and cleaned somemore. Sahara stayed outside most of the day, coming back in every now and then to see if Mommy was still home. She is so funny, she comes in checks on me and goes right back out her doggie door. The house looks like a wreck sometimes, I have things sitting up high on the tables, fireplace mantel, bedroom furniture b/c Sahara uses her paws to bring stuff to her that she wants to chew. Today I put out a picture of my niece on a table in the living room and within 10 mins she had it and chewed the part on the back that helps it stand up, she didn't chew it all though and I put it back on the table daring her to touch it again. I have nice hardback books that have teeth marks, chewed corners. I would pay anything to find something that she can chew that satisfieds her chewing desire. I give her rawhide under close supervision but she still chews anything plastic or chewable. Today I noticed that she had chewed the end of my pooper picker up, it still works, but I told my hubby to make one out of stainless steel to replace the plastic one, now let her try to chew on that!!!!!!!! haha!!!!!!

This page is too funny!! I have three children ages 21, 19 and 17 but I can remember the days of cleaning and them right behind me messing everything up. So what do I do but go and get a B that just turned 1 in December and guess what! Cleaning day is her favorite. She follows me from room to room and baroooooos the entire time the vacuum is on. And when I am not paying attention she is into everything that she is not supposed to be messing with. Gotta love her!!!

@Vanessa:

I am starting to think that I need eyes in the back of my head :o

And just think, soon you will have TWO… try getting anything at all done then!!!!!

Hehehe! Trust me, I have all the same pains while cleaning (snuffling the pile I just swept, attacking the evil TP while I'm cleaning the den) BUT for some reason when I clean…

Sophie and Stick get their "crazy faces". You know what I'm talking about, huge round eyes, ears angled back. The play bowing and racing commences and who can clean? All I can do is hold my sides and laugh! 😃

😃 😃 😃 Just went though this with EL D – especially the part about snuffling through the dirt pile I was just getting ready to sweep into the garbage. Then there's the "hey wait, don't throw that away, I still want it" part where he drags something disgusting out of the garbage before I can get it out the door. And vacuuming -- ha -- it's "let's play chicken with this beast" (luckily EL D never goes after the cords) and almost knocking stuff over trying not to get hit. 😃 😃 😃

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