So Nano has been doing so well with his potty training, and leash training as well, that our hopes and trust had reached an all-time high! So come bedtime the other night, we all got snuggled in, and because of the busy week we fell asleep good and sound. Come morning, I couldn't believe my eyes.
There was no Nano in bed with us. Instant alarms went off in my mind, and I ran to the living room to see where we was. The little man had emptied not only the garbage in the living room and bedroom, but the bathroom as well. We have been keeping doors closed during the day to keep him out of the garbages, until we can buy ones with lids for the rooms. And because we've never had him jump off the 'big bed', I never thought to close all the doors at night, because the cat likes to come and go as well.
So, he shredded everything that was in the garbage cans, ate all of the cat food, in the bowl and from the bag (luckily wasn't much left), and peed on the carpet. He must have had a grand 'ol time, because I found him up on the lazy boy, sound asleep.
I was most worried about the bathroom garbage, as there was kleenix, cotton, and paper towel/toilet paper rolls in there. I was horrified to find it was all gone, and as I couldn't find it anywhere around the house, I knew that he had eaten it. I called up the vet right away, and she instructed me to let it pass through him, and to monitor his behavior and poop for the next 4-6 days.
Needless to say the poor little guys stomach was rumbly and upset, and he threw up very badly the next morning. After that he started to pass the rest in his poo, and he had his normal appetite and energy back.
He is his old self again, happy and healthy, and will be 9 months old tomorrow. And as far as the training goes, he managed to teach his Mommy a new trick: to ALWAYS close the doors, no matter the time of day :)
I wish I had had the presence of mind to take some photos of his trail of destruction, it was quite the sight.
I was also wondering if someone would mind sharing their advice on how I should go from here. We have been wondering if we should go back to having him sleep in the kennel at night, since I don't want him jumping on and off the 'big bed'. Not only because of the 'misadventures' he may have, but because I don't want him making those jumps. His poor little joints have to last him a long time, I don't want him to hurt them or wear them down.
I didn't mean to ramble on for quite so long. Has anyone else's pugs gone on some 'misadventures' of their own?
Thank you for reading!
Pug Momma to Nano the Handsome!
If he is ok sleeping in the kennel at night, for his own safety I would put him in there every night for sleeping. He is still pretty young and these little steps backward happen sometimes. So everyone gets a good, safe, uneventful nights sleep I'd say it's back to your bed for you. Just my opinion.
Or just close your bedroom door so he can't wander far.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
I wish I could close the bedroom door, but we have a 21 lbs cat who gets very upset when he can't get in, and is able to force the door open. I'm so glad that Nano hasn't figured out how to open the doors!
Pug Momma to Nano the Handsome!
I would say it's back to the crate at night for Mr. Nano! Personally, I think I would be paranoid and check every few minutes during the night to make sure he was still in the big bed...lol...
Thanks for sharing, I'm glad he was okay and it was a funny story!
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Just another GOOD reason that my babies all sleep in their own crates!
Ma to Joy
MuShu & Kaya's Grand"Ma"'
"A dog naps so much because he loves so hard."
We found it easier to Pug proof our trash cans than to worry about it. Minni did her share of raiding.
Chris, owned by Minni the diva, and "Sugar" Ray the ever hungry.
DH to Ellen , DD to Lindsay and Carrie
The devil made him do it!!Sorry, it was a funny story,knowing that he's fine. The suggestion of a baby gate appeals to me because I really like Tinker sleeping with me but the safest is the crate.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Before joining this website, I thought my Bella was just crazy and bad... It's nice to read stories like this to see I'm not alone. I would love for Bella to snuggle w/me at night but she like to pee on my bed so she sleeps in her crate at night.
I learned the hard way, like you, that you have to keep lids on everything-- Bella loves to chew up cardboard boxes-- last night she decided to destroy a box of tissues!