One of the things worth remembering when getting a pet, any pet, is that they are unpredictable. Our Bunk is a perfect example of this rule. He was a perfect puppy, did not scratch anything in the house, almost reached adulthood without chewing anything (ok, so he did eat a few pairs of my slippers and my niece’s sandals but that is all amazingly) and did not require house training. Then he grew up… For some reason this winter, a long winter, which I am not sure is even over when I looked out the window today… he started to dig. You might think that this is standard dog behaviour, and it is, but he is not digging in the garden or when we are out for a walk, he digs in our hallway! (Maybe there are some sausages buried… who knows). Consequently he has destroyed our hallway flooring! In his defence we agree it wasn’t state of the art flooring or some special indestructible flooring but it was however undamaged, clean and made the hallway look neat. Now it looks like this…
This is not indicative of our fashion sense, believe me, it is a necessity until we are able to replace the flooring with something less destructible or even indestructible. To give you an idea what our beloved Bunk did to the hallway let’s have a peek under the covers.
This has now thrown a new dimension into the problem as for every piece of damaged floor we cover with a piece of carpet or a strong door mat results in Bunk moving further down the hallway and digging in new spot. This can only mean that the sausages he is hunting for are moving, down the hallway…pesky sausages. Now it is getting serious as we are running out of hallway and Bunk has started to scan the kitchen floor for likely spots to dig…
We would love to replace our flooring in need with some fantastic real wood floor.
It would allow us to have once again a nice welcoming hallway like we used to have… and we can finally put to rest the legend of the buried sausages when we remove the old flooring so Bunk can relax.
This post is my entry into ’50 Shades Of Beige’ blogger competition run by 1926 Trading Co.Ltd.
If you want to try your luck here are instructions on how to enter:
- Create a blog post that talks about which room in your house is in need of a makeover and why. Within your post, be sure to mention the competition page here so that your readers understand the challenge.
- Let them know that you’ve entered by emailing your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, email address and phone number.
- The deadline is 31st May 2013, when the judging panel will pick a winner who will then receive a £250 voucher toward 1926 wood flooring.
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