Scarlett Posted July 25, 2008 Share Posted July 25, 2008 On a short break from deep cleaning because my ds8 is making me want to pull my hair out. He is huge stick collector and when I found one in my master bath just now I threw it out my back door into the yard. Within a few minutes he comes wailing and crying into my bathroom where I was cleaning. He was so distraught sounding I thought he was hurt or something terrible had happened. So you can imagine my irritation when it turns out the dog had immediately grabbed that stick and snapped it in half. "Why? Oh why! It was my favorite one!' Blubber blubber wail wail. His favorite one---good grief. He collects them by the dozens. Just this week I had to vacuum out my trunk before I could haul some clothes to give away because he had filled it up with sticks from my parents. I mean probably 15 or 20 sticks. So I said, "Its a stick. Go throw it outside and get back to the chore I gave you." His room is near mine and I try to clean but he is still wailing. 15 minutes later he has followed me in here to the computer still wailing. I am working to resist the urge to tell him to be quiet and stop being such a big baby! Have I ruined this kid? If my Dad was here he woud say ONE TIME, 'hey you need to go outside to the whining bench if you are going to do that. None of that here.' And ds would dry up. Why won't he do the same for me? Shhhh...he's stopped. He first kicked at the dog crate and said, 'stupid dog! I begged you to drop it. Why! Oh Why!!!' Where do you draw the line with not stomping on a sensitive boy and yet keeping him from being a big fat drama king! Please help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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