I'm a bad mom and I feel guilty about it. I relegated Cooper to fold-up jail for almost the entire day. Even though I left the back door open, he would sneak around to the dining room and do what dogs do when they're on steroids.
My entire dining room floor is now carpeted with newspaper. Just before I became a screaming looneytoons, I plunked him in jail. Cooper lost that battle.
He usually calms down in the evenings and sleeps next to me on the couch. That lasted ten minutes before he was looking to get down, so back in jail he went. We are NOT going through this hurt back thing again because he jumped down from the couch.
In an effort to cool us ALL off (my impatience was getting the best of me) I gave Mr. Coop a trim. Carefully sitting on a blanket on the floor, I trimmed away from top to bottom. I think we both feel better!! That bowl? That's the water bowl for the kids. The weird pink thing is a small bowl with an Indian grinding stone inside to keep it from floating.
Cooper has decided he's afraid of his reflection in the bowl. Strange, right? When it moves as the water moves when he's drinking, he becomes scared and runs away. Did I get the most neurotic dog in the west or what? The small bowl keeps the water from moving so much so he will drink. Now you know why this baby makes me bonkers!!
I must say it was pretty nice to have him locked up (bad Mom) because I had the run of the house ... and I did NOT have to sit on the floor. Instead, I worked on the current quilt block challenge.
This was the first one that came out half an inch too small all around. Rather then spend hours with Jack the Ripper, taking out all those seams and resewing, I cheated and just made the borders wider. Hopefully it won't show up that much on the quilt.
When bed time rolled around, Cooper got to roam around outside for awhile before going back to doggie jail. I headed for the bed while he howled, whined, whimpered, scratched and cried. I guess that bed thing isn't going to work out after all. In desperation, I finally collapsed on the couch where I settled in for the night. He went straight to sleep.
I tried to sneak off to bed, but he has the best hearing EVER. Even the creak of my knee woke him up. It's okay though, it was much better than the floor!! In fact, I have to say it's not really so bad. It's MUCH cooler in the living room than my bedroom.
I dozed off to the bangs of fireworks going off all around me. No, it's not the 4th of July yet, but people around here are shooting off commercial stuff every night.
Hopefully I can sneak in a nap before heading off to the Magic Kingdom. This will be my last day for a while as the packing continues.