Behind Bars

by Jenny on August 11, 2012

Ever since we got Telli he has been a really, really good puppy. From day one we were shocked at how well he did with only chewing his toys, not our belongings, and how he never really seemed interested in the trash or anything else off-limits.

We had a few mishaps here and there but for the most part, he was honestly the best puppy I had ever been around behavior-wise.

Whelp, enter his 11th month and apparently all of that has changed. Just last week he destroyed things around the apartment (twice!) and peed on a delivery man. Yes, talk about being utterly embarrassed.

On Thursday night while Brian and I had our date night, we attempted to put everything that he could possibly find to shred to pieces in our bedroom and closed the door so that he would still have the kitchen and living room of the apartment to wander through. Nope, we came home to the only two things left “mobile” in those rooms on the floor and chewed.

As a result, last night while Brian and I were at his game, Telli was confined to his “room” here in the apartment. What could he do wrong in a room the size of a small walk-in closet with only his travel house and toys available to him?

Oh, yes, Telli – one; travel cage – zero.

He chewed the whole bottom out of the cage AND tore through all of the rubber-mesh siding. Keep in mind, he wasn’t even zippered into the cage (because he can unzip it), it was simply in the room for a place for him to sleep.

Guess what happened today?

Yep, Telli is back behind bars now!

No more messing around. Mom and Dad had to buy a new metal cage to keep our little monster under control.

Happy almost 1st Birthday, Telli Butt!


After our adventure to PetSmart, Which Wich was definitely in order for lunch.

Marinara chicken with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and black olives.

Satisfied belly!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mom August 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

My poor boy …back in Telli Jail!!!!


2 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

He sure is!!!


3 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

BTW they gave him so many treats at PetSmart today that he thought he was at Grandma’s house!!


4 Di August 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I’m sorry but I would’ve loved to see the reaction of him peeing on the delivery man. I mean awful… but at that point what can you do? I laughed just thinking about it.

Love the picture of him pouting in jail.


5 Jenny August 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

OH yeah it was pretty funny but I wanted to crawl into a hole and die when it first happened. Got the man’s shirt and pants soaked…awesome.


6 Danielle @itsaharleyyylife August 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I used to have the same problem with my dog. He used to eat everything even pillows! I put him in his carry on cage once… destroyed it. So I had to go out and buy him a metal one. Now he is much better! I still remember that day though and how mad I was that I had to go out and buy him another cage when his was perfectly fine!


7 Mom August 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Please send him home! Love Uncle Wulfe!


8 Casey August 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

Aww, poor Telli. Seriously though, crate training your dog is one of the best things you could do for him. He will come to love it after awhile. I’ve got a high drive Belgian Malinois that would get stressed out and go absolutely crazy if we left her to roam the house while we were gone. Good luck with it, it will be worth it. :-)


9 Jenny August 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

We crate trained at home in Baltimore and he loved his cage…we were just hoping that while we are in OKC for these couple months we could get away without it…obviously not! Hopefully he readjusts quickly!


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