View Full Version : Chewing while I was away...

7th July 2008, 10:17 PM
Well, I went with my parents and sister on a little mini-vacation and I left my 2, almost 10 month old, cavaliers with my husband...we left on Friday around noon and I received a phone call and my husband asked if I had ever noticed the boys chewing on our dining room chairs. I said no and asked why, he said that they had been chewing on them since I left and I told him to get them some more chew toys out because they were bored and to watch them more carefully. Well, on Saturday I was informed that they had both pooped inside the house (they have only ever done that once and it was because I was slow to picking up on them needing to go out) and he said that Bailey (the one who is very attached to me) was mopping about and acting really sad. Well, I came home to 2 very happy dogs on Sunday and I also found that they had chewed on our molding near their water bowl...I have been with them all day today and they haven't done anything like that..they have happily chewed on their toys and layed in my lap for most of the day...I was wondering if anyone else has had their dog do this? Were they acting out because I was gone?

7th July 2008, 10:27 PM
That was probably their way of protesting you being gone:o
Dogs sometimes act weird when the "packleader" is away.
My girl (who is very much MY dog) stopped eating for 5 days when I went on a trip without her.the rest of the family was home incl the other dog:paw:

8th July 2008, 12:22 AM
Hmmmm, do you suppose that hubby was possibly, oh, I don't know.... sleeping on the job?:rolleyes: Well, you know what they say, when the cat's away the "cavaliers" will play.:D