Pongo is what we would classify as a “medium energy” Cattle Dog. He does have an “off” button but sometimes that button gets stuck or just doesn’t work. And the times when you really need him to lay low, he has other ideas.
I have been sick for the past couple of days and was in no shape to be around other people so I took yesterday and this morning off of work. Yesterday being a non-daycare day, I knew that it was going to be a crap shoot if Pongo would be able to just settle with me on the couch as I lay like a slug in my sorry state. Pongo joined me for an hour or so and then started in with his “I’m bored” antics: chasing the cat, wanting outside so he could hopefully stir the pot with the neighbors’ dogs, and running circles around the house with his bully stick in tow hoping to entice me to play. I dragged myself outside for a couple short spurts of frisbee before needing to lay back down. It just wasn’t enough for Pongo. His button was stuck in the “on” position and there was no flipping that switch.
Someone’s not too happy that he has to lay with Mama.
Today, Pongo joined his daycare class late since I took the morning off. I’m not quite too sure if he had a bunch of pent up energy or just decided to be a total butt head (maybe both?!?) but he sure made himself known in daycare today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much purple pen marking that middle you’ve-been-bad column! I’m thankful though that his teachers can be completely honest with us, especially when it comes to unacceptable behavior!
Pongo and I had a heart-to-heart when we got home. I, stressing how important it is to be nice to your classmates because no one wants to play with someone who is a bully. Pongo had his own agenda though and I don’t think he was taking our talk too seriously…
Tonight, we’re going to wear his little butt out with some serious mental stimulation in hopes that tomorrow will be a better day for our obstinate little guy!
I sympathize with the on button being stuck. With our peek of spring every random day, my boy Boss is stir crazy and ready to tackle and bark anything that moves…until this morning. I think he gave up on me, and when we went out for a walk this morning before sunrise, our white barn dog was laying in the middle of the bushes and Boss bolted the other way. Some guard dog! I’ve had the bone dropped on my toes one too many times today!
I never thought about Spring fever; although I’m not quite too sure that could be it as we are still in the single digits at night, snow on the ground and only hitting mid-20’s during the day. I’m definitely ready for Spring but don’t think Alaska is quite yet. 🙂 I’m hoping it was just an off day and today will be better!