Yesterday, I was gone for four hours. I returned home to find this:
I posted the picture on Facebook, and it sparked a big discussion. Lots of people shared stories about things their dog ate or destroyed – my favorite? 5 lbs of butter! – and lots of people had really great advice. (Crate training was a recurring suggestion. Crate training is another topic for another day…)
I probably shouldn’t have posted the picture in frustration, that’s for sure. The reality is, Lucas has come so, so far! This sort of thing used to be a regular occurrence; now, it’s surprising when it happens. That’s huge. Plus, there’s construction going on across the street, and he’s never been comfortable with groups of strangers walking around with loud machines.
I wasn’t even mad. Disappointed, yes. Mad, not even a little. Lucas can do so much and navigate the world so much better than he could a couple years ago. The Facebook comments were an excellent reminder to celebrate the good!
Plus, Lucas says Emmett did it. 😉
So, I want to ask you: What can you celebrate about your dog today??