Lassie was a naughty puppy. He chewed and chewed on everything.
He chewed on bed frames, he chewed on children’s toys, he chewed on shoes, he chewed on clothes,
He even chewed his way out of a plastic kennel once while we were away from home. That taught me two things: Don’t use plastic kennels when your dog is a chewaholic and Lassie hated kennels. So we left him in the bathroom instead, making sure there was absolutely nothing for him to get into. We even left our Great Dane, Tal, in there with him so he wouldn’t get lonely.
He dug a hole in the wall.
I realized it wasn’t just kennels that Lassie hated, he hated being left alone, but if I gave him a treat before I left, he would do better.
It was a good thing he was so silly too.
He was a huge handful but he grew up to be the best dog in the world.
I miss you, boy!