I have a house full of boys. My husband, two sons, one boy dog and soon to be two boy dogs. Suffice it to say I have a lot of energy, noise and dirt running rampant through my days. Hide and seek, wrestling, foot races (in AND outside the house), climbing and jumping are just some of the daily activities that challenge my poor mommy heart. My husband thinks it’s great fun to play hide-and-seek with the boys. And with the dog. Even though it’s a nightly occurrence, the dog always gets so panicked that I’m afraid that his little doggy heart is going to give out. He can’t stand not knowing where all his family members are at any given moment. He’s also not a fan of us hanging out in different areas in the house. It’s unsettling to him, as he trots from room to room, as if to make sure we are all safe and sound. Imagine the canine concern of poor Blaze the night one of the boys hid in the barnwood toy box in his room. Those little goofballs are still small enough they can stash themselves in some pretty amazing places. How he got in there is still beyond me…but he certainly did. The dog ran frantically from room to room, trying to detect the fourth human in the house. His tongue lolled out and his eyes bugged from his little terrier head. I guess he missed the sounds of uncontrolled giggling coming from inside the Wyoming Reclaimed Barnwood Clothes Hamper. Eventually I had to help Blaze out, for fear we’d have to cart him in to the emergency vet clinic for a panic attack. As I dumped the boy out of his hidey hole, Blaze licked him once then turned in disgust to leave the room. It was as if he knew the joke was on him in that moment. I may live in a house full of loud & noisy boys, but there is never a dull moment. For me or the dog.
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