I think my dog, Midnight, believes our living room is her private playground. All she wants to do is play and the living room is where most of her play takes place.
She’ll run back and forth dropping her chewed up Nylabone and pushing it around with her feet – making her own game of it. Or she’ll drop it at her feet in the hopes that we’ll pick it up and throw it for her or kick it along the hardwood floor. I call that one Dog Hockey. She does make a good goalie.
Unfortunately with all this play our furniture is taking a beating! Our leather couches don’t look so nice anymore and she’s always banging into the tv stand and accidentally turning on the CD player. Lucky for her our home entertainment system isn’t working or else she’d probably be blasted by the music whenever she turns on the cd player!
When we have some extra money maybe we’ll look at different styles of tv stands, perhaps getting one with doors to hide all the electrical equiptment behind will help.
Actually I can’t wait until Midnight settles down. She’s only 17 months old so she’s really still just a big puppy. I’m told Labs start to calm down when they are three or so. I like the playfulness, but I think we (and our furniture) could do with a little less of it.
If you have a dog or cat do they have one room that they seem to think of as “their” playroom?