June 21, 2005

I've created a monster...

I've mentioned a *few* times that my new abode is pretty small. Ok - flippin' itty bitty teeny tiny.

AND....there is barely room to walk. Poor Cody has no room to play at all. If he even thinks about running he bumps his head (he is MY dog, after all). So.....between that and how warm it was prior to air conditioning I've been keeping him outside - a lot.

Well, now we've got the neighbors. It's not just his yard anymore. And Indy is only 5. I can't just leave him out there with her without supervision, and I don't have the time to sit out there all evening.

Add to that the fact that the little shit (Cody that is) can get out of the fence.....I'm constantly checking on him.

AND.....he's taken a real dislike to the neighbors over a house &/or two. Actually - he hates them. Barks constantly if they are out there. And they love to torment him with that.

So......I've got to keep him inside more.

He. Hates. It.

I. Hate. It.

He is miserable. Just sits at the door whining. It's pathetic.

He loves to be outside. Just loves it. Even if it's just him laying out in the grass chewin' a stick. He'd rather do that then sit in here chewin' a treat.

So.....I tried to reason with him tonite. Really I did. I pointed out that come this winter he'll be stuck inside so he might as well start getting used to it. Gotta tell you - he didn't really get my point.

Damnit......this house is too damned small!!!!

Posted by Tammi at June 21, 2005 09:12 PM

Can you get him a long lead and attach it to a tree or something so he can still be outside, can't escape the fence and can't attack the kids?

Just warn the kids to not go over there?

I dunno...that's the most of my ideas.

Posted by: Sissy at June 22, 2005 07:12 AM

Ah, you don't know that most dogs love snow. Love playing in it and love eating it.

So Cody maybe outside this winter more than you know. As long as it isn't too cold and he has a thick coat.

Posted by: Machelle at June 22, 2005 07:38 AM

The Shoebox! I must see the Shoebox!

Posted by: Bou at June 22, 2005 07:09 PM

Tell ya what... we'll bring Jake down for a visit.

Your house will seem HUGE after he leaves :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 22, 2005 07:59 PM