Monday, June 16, 2014

Mischief Monday - Life with 4 dogs

The team (aka Tendra and Barley) left Saturday morning. This means for a whole week, 4 big dogs lived in our house. It went really well, with only a little mischief (besides the Lady not taking enough pictures lol!)

Mischief 1:

Grammie trusted Lee outside on her tie up, not tied to anything. Lee was very good fro the first bit and then she ran over to the neighbours and tried to hide beside their garage. Apparently she can't hear her Grammie calling her name, even when Grammie is 1 foot away from her!

Mischief 2:

Barley's history with cats is unknown. He is very interested in the cats but in a gentle way. This would be fine except once he gets interested, the 2 female dogs get interested and the energy became a little aggressive and the pups start getting a little rough. Given that the cats are 19 and not as fast as they use to, we decide to keep the cats locked up in the laundry room. The cats were fine (although when the team left Saturday did walk around and meow for an hour, and joined us in bed the first night).

Mischief 3:

When Grammie came back from spending a couple days with Aunt C and Maggie, Hailey became very possessive of her. She didn't want Tendra or Barley to go near her. Of course, they were over the moon to see her and very excited. This led to a not very relaxing Friday evening:)

Why did 4 big dogs do so well?

1) We have a lot of space (about 4200 square feet) so everyone has space.

2) Exercise - Lee and Phod got their daily walks and outings, plus, the Big Guy (aka my dad) was home most of the days and took the pups out (Lee on leash or tied up) to play ball 3-5 times a day. Therefore they were always tired.

It is a good thing that it went so well, because I think now that Maggie is around, we are going to see a lot more of the team! And I will try and take more pictures next time!


  1. A little mischief is not a bad thing and glad all in all it went well. Should get better and better each visit. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Grammie is not happy, BOL
    Lily & Edward

  3. We're glad to hear it went fairly well with all those dogs in your house.

  4. I know the mischief #1, it's called sudden frequency pertubation and all dogs can only hear a humming in their matter how loud the human calls nor how close he stands to the dog :o) I wish I had such a big area too... sadly not even our whole village has 4200 square feet :o)

  5. It will be SUPER fur the TEAM to be together MORE...

    We don't think that was BAD stuffs... just some... Dawg Joking Around.

  6. We finks you did very well for four dogs. Three at our house is crazy.
    stella rose

  7. You guys did such a good job with 4 dogs, that's an awful lot to have in one house!

  8. sounds like overall it went well!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  9. Mischief isn't a bad thing if it happens in small doses BOL!
    Glad things went went well with the 4 dogs!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. We think it could have been LOTS worse, just sayin'.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

  11. OMD we have missed so much, back tomorrow with a coffee to catch up, and what a super cute baby Awwwww xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. Cute pic! I can relate to 4 cats in the house, but not dogs. :)

  13. BOL that Lee she is a funny little girl. I enjoy hearing about her shenanigans.

    Aroo to you,

  14. Glad to hear it went well!


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