Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Inquiring Minds Want to Know....

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.



Louisiana Belle said...

It always breaks a momma's heart when her little angel misbehaves. Sorry for the guilt you felt, but I'm sure it was better for Chewy and everyone to sit out this particular event. How stressful! :(

Heather said...

Aww, that's too bad. Naughty Chewy boy! But I think you made the right decision. It's good to have them exposed to that type of thing - Easter dinner just wasn't the right time as you obviously know & I am sure everyone appreciated the decision. I am sure you missed him to pieces & he you. But I'm glad everyone had a nice relaxing Easter! :o)

Miss Bella Lou and Holly said...

Aww Chewy... it happens! We hope you all had a fantastic Easter :)

Woof woof!

Cocorue said...

dear Chewy and i think you did the best you could. Coco is not very good near cats and bigger dogs as she would challenge them; so i totally understand and you should not feel any guilt.

a looooong hug and kisses will be welcomed!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Don't feel guilty. By sending Chewy home, you were doing the right thing for everyone, him included!! It was obviously a very stressful situation for him. Hang in there!

Woofs and Kisses!

Draco and his Mom said...

Don't feel bad at all. Chewy was probably happy as can be at home, in his element. Everyone got to have a nice day and kisses at the end.

Remington said...

Oh well, things like that happen....


Hi Sweeties,

Mommy has not kept up with blogging this week. But we wanted to say Hi so we strapped her to the computer! Hi!

Luv you guys,
Riley and Star.

Peggy said...

Hi Chewy and Lilibell, hope next time Chewy has a better behavior, so everybody enjoy the time together.

I'm using my own profile that mom made for me, so I can visit and follow my friends. Now mom and I are followers of your blog. Chikisses Peggy.

Letters To Gavin said...

Poor Chewy! Oscar gets left behind a lot, too. Gramma says he lacks social graces. He has been known to pee on people he doesn't like. Emmy and I are nice with strangers. We like to make new friends. Maybe Oscar and Chewy should be friends!!!

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Poor Chewy, that was not fun at all. But it was in his best interest, so you did the right thing. They always have a way of making us feel guilty!

P.S. The Three Dog treats are a big hit here and I hope it'll be the same for Chewy and Lilibell. Let us know how they like them!


Hi Lilibell,

Hey, I answered your question in my column so be sure to come by and read it o.k.?

Riley and Star.