If there is one thing I have learned having dogs, it is, never say never. I never thought that until Blaze and Chance came back to us. If you missed yesterday post, here's another look at it.
First of all I need to give credit where credit is due. Chance also made his contribution to the redesigning of the couch. This is also the second one they have reconstructed to their liking. They attacked the first couch the first day and it wasn't long before it's demise.
Now I know you are all wondering how these sweet, innocent dogs could be so ruthless and destructive, so let me share. I have read and seen pictures of these couch massacres and I remember thinking, what were these owners doing or not doing that their dogs would demolish the couch and get away with it. I have never had any problems with any of my dogs destroying any furniture. Even with 10 wild puppies I didn't experienced anything like that. I have seen similar couch mutilation, but never thought it would be in my own home.
When Chance and Blaze came back from their abusive homes they both had high anxiety coupled with their Husky hyperness. We waited months to put a couch in their room, knowing full well the level of destruction that may occur. Blaze had shredded out our last van and because of this we bought cheap used couches. The couch destruction would happen when we would leave them alone. They both had strong abandonment issues and we didn't leave them alone until we felt they were ready in small increments. This coupled with spending time with the Back Dogs brought on the destruction of the couch. They were never able to have our full attention and the frustration would built along with their anxiety of trying to get my attention and the jealousy of having to share.
I never thought I would have any of the puppies returned, let alone have them come back abused. I'm very aware it happens everyday and that we made a commitment to take any of them back. I think it just blows my mind that it actually happens, all the time. We were so grateful when we got those two calls to pick up Chance and Blaze. To actually bring them home and help them heal from the horrible damage that was done and still plagues them sometimes. If it means losing a couch to have them here with us, it is better than them being hurt and unloved. A couch is replaceable, Chance and Blaze are not.
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