We have a little folding fence that we keep up to keep Oscar off the carpet. We let him into the living room if we’re in there with him but even sometimes when I’m trying to cross stitch, I keep him in the fenced area. There’s tile floor and even though his bathroom manners are excellent, he will get to biting on the carpet and will pull lots of the fibers out. His fenced in area is about 4′ x probably 30′. It spans the length of the living room, the “foyer area that goes into the garage downstairs (though he doesn’t go into the garage) and an area towards the downstairs bedrooms and bathroom so he has plenty of room to play in there. But, like everyone else, he wants to be where he isn’t supposed to be.
Last night I looked over and he had his nose sticking through the fence. I thought . . that’s odd! I had never seen that before. That’s when I realized he had completely chewed off one part of the fence and it’s missing . . as in probably eaten!
I told Vince we’re going to have to wrap the bottom of the fence in chicken wire. Won’t that be attractive?
Oscar will be nine months old this week. I don’t see much difference in the chewing and playing than when he was 4 or 5 months old. I was so hoping that by one year he would be calm, easy to take on car trips, let me hold him, sit with me in my chair. I’m losing hope that there’s going to be some magical change at one year. I know . . a blog reader tells me it will happen at 2 years. Maybe we can compromise and say 18 months will be the time he turns into a calm, cool and collected dog! 🙂