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Frodo is 4 months old...he is the 5th basset we have had and I know all their tricks...or so I thought! I know crates are the safest best place for puppies. Generally he only has to be crated about 3 days a week... and then usually for just 3-4 hour stretches tops... but he had a couple of long days where he had to crated in the morning and then again later in the afternoon...so I felt bad cause he was being kept separate from his "pack"...the older dogs are penned to the kitchen together... Frodo can still escape under the retractable gate and I know this... but... I crumpled and left him penned with the big dogs... I did block the gate...honest... with 2 big furniture sized ottoman!!! I came home to a disaster... my tablecloth had been yanked off smashing a crystal bowl filled with potpourri...my favorite Luke Skywalker coffee cup...plants...dirt everywhere...my computer was near the edge of it's desk...mouse dangling...shampoo and conditioner from the bathroom now in the livingroom...part of the toilet bowl pedastal in the livingroom... a few potty accidents...a giant palm tree plant from the dining room nowin the livingroom tipped and dirt all over the livingroom carpet... and a bit of pee to be sure it stayed put....In 4 hours he totalled my house!!! And that doesn't count the disaster in the kitchen...my lighthouse curtains ripped from the window and shredded... and he had gotten himself back into the kitchen looking all innocent like nope...wasn't me...Sigh...no more sympathy- he will be penned till he is 10!!! He can just be bored silly with his nyla bone and stuffed baby... honest... his next scheduled crate day is Monday morning for just a few hours! I'm such an idiot...those sweet pleading eyes will have no more power over me...
 

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OH! Sounds like he had himself a good ole time. Probably everybody here has gotten suckered by those big sad eyes :rolleyes:
 

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I'm such an idiot...those sweet pleading eyes will have no more power over me...
the sad eyes do it to you EVERY time. This is how i get my phone bluetooth eaten (although i did not know he could reach it!!) a bag of chocolate chip cookie dough ground into my carpet and what looks like a muddy puppy with cookie dough all over him...the kitchen garbage strewn all over the house, and my husbands chair cushion chewed up (twice) ..granted i really want him to get rid of the chair so that was fine with me...but really. And then the sad eyes make me let him onto my bed to sleep with me. I tell you...you just can't fight them! lol
 

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Yep, it's those eyes. They'll get you EVERY time. Look at Danish's avatar...Molly gives me the same look and I fall for it (almost) all the time. Be strong, Basset Momma. Your house will thank you for it ;)
 

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Are you sure the pup acted solo and the other bassets didn't join in as partners in crime? Sounds like a lot of damage for one angelic looking pup? I think there is a rule about being innocent until proven guilty! I think you should hold basset court and give the poor pup a fair trial! Line up to hounds for the witness stand, just like they do for the watering hole! Mr. Prosecutor, call your first witness and tell the defendant to sit still, pay attention and please refrain from influencing the jury with those sad eyes!

Sorry for making light of your disaster! Hope you were able to find a little bit of humor after you put the house back together!

Don't forget to fix the crate to prevent jail breaks!

And thanks for sharing!
 

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Forgive me for laughing, but this is a funny thread; I bet most basset owners can relate to this one.

Basset Court... LOVE IT! Would be better than some of the court shows on now.
 

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I feel so bad.. but I love this thread!! I totally know how you feel. Those sad loving eyes can make you do stupid things for love sometimes!!
 
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