Monday, September 12, 2011

Sneaky Bastard!

River has been peeing in the house when we leave him for longer than 5 hours. Given that he is almost 4 years old, this is ridiculous. He has a crate (box) at work that he loves and was crated at home for the first year or so of his life. Give that a baby is coming fairly soon, in addition to the peeing in the house - we decided to get the crate back up.

River acts like the crate at home is total hell. I have to drag him into it. He runs upstairs and downstairs trying to escape from me (and it). This is EXHAUSTING when you are pregnant. I started giving him a kong filled with peanut butter in the crate as a "reward". Today, I was going to be gone for an hour but wanted to crate him anyway. After chasing him upstairs and downstairs TWICE, I gave up and locked the peanut butter filled kong in the crate so he could smell it, but not get it. I want him to associate the crate with peanut butter. Unfortunately, this is what I found when I got home....


Allan said...

just think about what the other critter is going to do!

Melissa Prickett said...

As you know, we have the same bed for Jester. We have been crating him since we got him at 6 months old and he obediently will go in his cage, but never loved it. We put his old rectangle bed in his cage and now he's always in there when I'm working (in the home office) and sometimes sleeps there.

Sneaky Bastard!

Oh, and Jester is 7 so he will never grow out of his need to be in a cage when we are gone.