What did Chewy do on Easter and why was he home alone?
Things went wrong right from the beginning when we stepped out of the car at Bruni's. It was my fault, I should've had him on his Gentle Leader (yes, he is on a Gentle Leader now because he pulls so bad when out for walks), but instead had used his regular leash attached to his Easter vest, which was big for him in the first place. As soon as he got out of the truck with Steve, he pulled so bad that he came right out of his vest! Got the vest back on him and proceeded to walk into the backyard where Easter dinner was to be served and a bunch of people were waiting for us.
Unbeknownst to us, Steve's cousin Jen had decided to take their dog, Casey (a yellow lab), that day. As you may or may not know, Chewy does not play well at all with other dogs. The only dog he plays well with is his girlfriend Sally Jean. Otherwise, he will bark his head off at a strange dog and try to attack them. Well, we got into the backyard, Chewy saw Casey, and all hell let loose. Chewy ran straight to Casey, barking at her and trying to attack her. I somehow managed to get his Gentle Leader on him and walked him around the yard in the hope that it would calm him down. Chewy was still highly agitated and when Steve told me he was going home to change into something cooler, I told him to bring Chewy home. I knew that if Chewy stayed there the day, it would not have been relaxing for anyone....he would just keep on trying to attack Casey, he would be agitated, we would constantly have to keep our eyes on him and on a leash (Bruni's yard is fenced in for the most part and I was planning on letting Chewy just roam free, he is very good about listening to me). He would've also made Lilibell into a little devil....she follows everything he does! If she is alone, she will not bark at strange dogs, but if Chewy is around, she follows right in his lead and will start barking her head off. In fact, after Chewy left, Lilibell never let out another peep for the rest of the day, even when she was near Casey.
It broke my heart and I felt extremely guilty about sending him home, but it was the best decision for everyone there that day. I just could not wait to get home that day to smother him in kisses to ease my guilt for leaving him behind.
And that is the story of Chewy.....Home Alone.