i’d tell you i miss you but i don’t know how

i have the sweetest pupper ever.

really, i do.

but lately she’s been a little escape artist.

[please excuse the peach colored bow & the pink sweater, my mom had a cow over this]

i don’t crate her anymore when i leave, i just confine her to a huge room, complete with lots of toys, a sofa to jump on, her doggie bed, natural light from a huge window, a television on her favorite channels (she likes cmt, bravo, & abc family), & fresh water. she isn’t even left alone for long ever because my sweet parents & grandparents will check on her & let her come hang with them if i have a long day at school/work or if i’m gone when she needs dinner.

this is where her escaping comes in. i used to not even put her gate (a baby gate) fully in the door, i just leaned it & that worked for a few months. she then learned to push it sideways to make a big enough crack to squeeze through. so i started actually putting it in the door. well, she jumped over her gate once about 3 months ago, i don’t think she really knew what she was doing & it kinda scared her, so she didn’t try again. until yesterday, i came home to be greeted at the door by a tail wagging, jumping, excited little girl, it was actually too cute for words.

i had to leave again in the afternoon for a bit & thought she’d either be out again when i got home or she’d scared herself jumping over her gate & wouldn’t do it again. she was still in her room, happily playing.

i decided she wouldn’t do it again anytime soon. until, today my dad texted me. he had gone to check on her since i’m at work & she was just sitting on the steps (her favorite place to hang out), excited to see him.

now, i have to figure out how to keep her in her room without having to close the door (because that seems mean to me) or keep her in her crate (because that’s just no fun at all) & she really shouldn’t just wander because even puppy proofed, there’s too much for her to get into.

she also has learned how to push the door to my bedroom open. i keep it closed because she likes to steal my clothes that i leave lying around. the funny thing is, she can open it & get in but somehow gets stuck inside & wimpers till i find her.

really i think this is all hilarious. she’s the smartest pup i’ve ever met (& i’m not just saying that because she’s mine).


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