Where does the time go??

I mean seriously, it’s been over 2 months since my last post.  Wow!   I thought I was going to be so much better this year about writing, oh well, best laid plans…

Ferris is now 8 months old and still a bit of a handful at times, but I cut him some slack because he’s still growing up.  Maybe he’ll calm down in 2 or 3 (or10) years.

He really  is a VERY good puppy for the most part, other than his obsession with destroying the fitted sheets on the futon mattress, and waterproof sheets underneath.  Apparently futons are really good opponents in tug-o-war games (who knew?)  Fortunately I had several older sheets that I’d been using for years, but now after the “destructo-thon” I’ve been buying cheap fitted sheets.   I also recently found some cheap, vinyl, waterproof sheets to replace the more expensive fancier ones I’d been using, but not before he’d destroyed several sets.  We’re at about $100 worth of sheets (so far). It seems that no amount of chew toys, stuffed toys, or other dogs to play with compares to the fun he has pulling and ripping those sheets.  Oh, and if I try not using fitted sheets, he pulls the regular sheets or blankets off and plays tug-o-war directly with the futon mattress and pulls the stuffing out of it.

I started this post yesterday morning and had to stop because, well…this happened, while I was typing.  I heard the dreaded ripping sound, and of course I grabbed my always handy camera to capture the scene.

Me “Ferris! What are you doing!?” Ferris “Who, me?”  He obviously thinks maybe I’ll blame Frankie this time.

     

I decided to bring him into the kitchen with me so I could finish my post without him destroying yet another sheet, and this happened…

That’s a relatively new dog bed that was under the table (where I happened to be sitting).  He very quietly dragged it out, and very quietly did this.  Really Ferris? (heavy sigh).  Let’s put you in your crate with a nice bully stick.

A little while later I let him back into the family room…

“See mom, I’m the best dog ever!”