Do you remember that scene in Lady and the Tramp when they bring Lady home as a puppy, and she howls all night that first night, until the husband lets her come into their room to sleep? He says, “It’s only for one night!” and then the next scene shows Lady, all grown up, still sleeping in her masters’ room.
Well, my son went with my husband on his elk hunting trip. So I offered to watch his dog for him while he was gone. The dog is out on our back porch as we speak, because while I am happy to watch his dog, there is no way said dog is going to actually live inside our house while said son is gone. I mean, it’s a big, hairy, smelly dog with few manners. The dog, however, does not want to be on the back porch. It wants to be in the house, with me.
So the dog has been howling, for two hours straight. It must have seen Lady and the Tramp at some point. This is why I am blogging at 10 pm when I am usually sound asleep at 9 almost every night. There is no way I am going to reward howling by actually going out there or letting the dog in. I was thinking, if the dog keeps me up all night, I could always sleep during the day tomorrow. It’s the Sabbath and I have nothing going on but rest. (I am so sorry, neighbors!) But if anyone knows what to do to stop howling in dogs, please, I need help. Let me know. And boy is my son going to owe me a huge favor when he gets home, LOL.