Freedom For Oliver

Poor Oliver.  He hates the baby gate that closes behind him and traps him in his room.  Freedom to run around the house is what the guy desires. 

Of course, if we're going outside for a while and when we leave, Oliver and Emerson are put in their room.  You can see for yourself why in the photo below.

You may have noticed the sweet, angelic faces first, but look in the back at the lovely chewed up molding.  Yup, this is what their entire room looks like and I'm determined to not have the rest of my home and furniture look the same, so in their room they go when there's no supervision.

Oliver had a different thought over the weekend.  On Sunday, he started moving his entire room of toys into the living and dining rooms.  He'd pick up a toy, squeak it in his mouth as loud as he could, and run with a happy trot to either of the rooms to deposit the toy.  Back into his room he'd run to retrieve another.

It appeared he had come to the conclusion that he could confuse us.  If we couldn't figure out where his room was then he wouldn't be put in it. 

Sorry Olly.  I can tell your room based on the distinct and lovely look of the trim.


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Staci, yes those baseboards look very familiar to me. Those sweet inocent faces are deceiving aren't they! Our Shih Tzu's aren't too bad but they are only allowed into the kitchen and the back porch which is where they are put when we're gone. The worst is Shep our huge Akbash who will be 1 year old at the end of the week. It's a good thing that we didn't do any renovations to the back porch because our baseboards look the same as yours. He also pulled up some of the lino in there but at least it's old flooring and will be replaced one day soon. Now he is banished to the great outdoors which is where he likes to be anyway. That was pretty sweet of your Olly to distribute his toys around the house LOL...dang dogs can sure pull at your heart strings but they have to learn their boundries. Good luck with your training....I feel for you ;)

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks Maura. Yes, they do in fact pull at the heartstrings. Hoping (and praying) they will grow out of the chewing stage soon. I feel for them though, I'm sure it's hard to get relief from those teeth coming in.