Fool me 1 through 6 times, shame on you…. Fool me 7 or above…. shame on me

One of the things I like about home ownership is making improvements. Since I’ve owned my house, I’ve tiled bathrooms, replaced fireplaces and updated fixtures. Most recently, I was fixing some blemishes in the kitchen by spackling one of the walls….

Unfortunately, the pups took an immense interest in the project. I don’t know what it is, but Tobey (the gray weimaraner) loves the taste of dried spackle… and Lillian (the blue weimaraner) loves the taste of drying spackle…. which made a simple project, turn nearly impossible. Below is a timeline in pictures of the never-ending project….

The first photo is the day of the first spackling. The dogs made the hole probably 3-4 times bigger than the original part I was fixing. No big deal I thought…. I’ll patch it and put a rag over it while it dries and block it with the vacuum so the pups can’t get to it…. that has to work…..

IMG_20140922_180421

 

Only…. it didn’t.

IMG_20140926_165425981

 

The next thought was to patch the wall and barricade the entire corner off so there is no access…. The below picture showed how well that worked….

IMG952014092795181900552

 

Somehow, the pups climbed on top of the barricade…. oy.

Eventually, the weekend came where the dogs would be supervised the entire weekend. I finally was able to to patch it properly and put two coats of paint on the wall…. which led to….

IMG_20140929_083748331_HDR

 

Perfection! The wall is back to acceptable. The paint is dry and there is no difference from this wall to every other wall in the house…. or so I thought… Below is what happened today while I was at work…

IMG_20140930_180042507

 

In all, the dogs have eaten the wall at least 5-6 times. I now have a rush order of bitter apple spray on order from Amazon…. hopefully… that’ll stop the madness…. In the meantime, the inmates continue to run the asylum.

If you’ve ever had experience with dogs eating things or want to laugh at my misfortune… feel free to drop a note below.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s