We have a very sweet dog.
Her name is Avi. She’s from Craigslist. She’s the best $50 we’ve ever spent.
She’s a purebred Labrador retriever dog, mostly.
Her retriever part is broken.
She likes toy cows and her moosen.
She loves to snuggle.
Her Labrador chewing skills are not broken.
Avi loves to chew all things plastic – bags, Tupperware, lids, iPod covers, wii remote airbags, you name it.
In the last week, Avi stole 2 Ziploc Tupperware containers of cookies off the counter (shoved all the way to the back or on top of the toaster oven, on top of the counter!) and last night a Pyrex 9×9 glass pan with lid.
We are starting to reconsider our $50. (not seriously, I promise)
I am at a loss as to what to do next. She does not get into things while we’re at work, but when we come home from work and then leave again, even after spending snuggly time together (say to go to the gym or Bible study, all good things for us), she gets into trouble. We are taking care of my sister’s dog this weekend and I thought having the other dog would keep her busy. NOT SO MUCH!
So, Mike and I are asking the blogging community for help.
We know the “easy solution” of just crating her when we leave in the evenings, but if we ever have to leave her at a friend’s house while we’re out of town, I want their stuff be safe! Plus I would prefer to just “fix” the problem rather than avoid it.