Maggie is a big chewer and I'm always trying to figure out what will keep her entertained the longest. I weaned her on the BIG nylabones so she will chew on those, but the interest fades fast. Pig ears go down in a swallow, as do most rawhides. Even a long big pressed rawhide has a lasting power of only about 15 minutes. Not even long enough to run to the store and pick up a few groceries. Today I was going to Thyme Out with a friend to make meals. Quite interesting concept --- home meal assembly. Anway, I had to decide what to do with the Maggot. Usually she is in a crate, but I decided to try something new since I'd be gone for only a couple hours. After cautiously placing a couple baby gates,I contained her in the first floor hallway. 2dog and 3dog had the run of the upstairs, but then they just sleep. Obviously, Maggie hasn't quite mastered that concept. I threw her a marrow bone filled with peanut butter and a nylabone and figured she'd be good for a couple hours.
Nope. A box of dog cookies, a jar of dog cookies, two broken vases and two plastic water bottles busted open. Baby gates...what was I thinking. And to think I almost decided to swing by the Smart before I came home. It was minimal damage, and all I could do was let out a sigh and manage a weak "oh maggie."