Monday, February 28, 2011

Teenage Wasteland

Every once in a while, Maisie goes through a bratty teenage stage.  She regresses obedience-wise, pees in the house, causes mild destruction and just generally gets herself into trouble.  This morning after I got out of the shower, I saw something white on the floor.  Upon closer inspection, I discovered it was a sock.  My sock.  Which now had a chunk missing.  I had carelessly tossed it and its mate (which survived unscathed) on the floor of my closet last night and Maisie apparently dragged it into the guest room to kill it.

And tonight, I noticed Maisie was sniffing one particular rug in the bedroom with extreme interest.  Usually that means only one thing...pee.  Sure enough, I flipped the rug over and found evidence of not one, but two separate (and highly prohibited) pees!  Which means I'm now waiting for the wash cycle to finish at 11pm on a Monday night so I can put the rug in the dryer before I go to bed.  I can't exactly ground Maisie like a teenager when she acts like this, but I can restrict her access.  So she has temporarily lost her upstairs privileges and will not be allowed in the bedroom unsupervised until she earns back my trust.  Only to lose it again, I'm sure!
"WhatEVER, mom."


Two Pitties in the City said...

You know, polite and normally nice Mr. B goes on rampages like that randomly. One of which also happened yesterday and involved him trying to open and drag the entire dog-food safe over to his tepee. I'm wondering if it could be the weather. Or just bratty teen behavior.

Maisie's Mom said...

there must be something in the air. Maisie was cuckoo bananas after I picked her up from daycare tonight and had a little mini-pit fit before finally calming down and falling asleep next to me on the couch!