Well, friends, the destruction of The Scottie House continues. Prior to our big move, the only thing Heather ever chewed was treats (okay, and the occasional spilled remnants from a trash can she knocked over). Now, it appears she has taken a liking to chomping on the window sills. I'm not sure what gives. Do Scotties develop new habits over time?
Additionally, it appears that Heather Houdini is a mastermind at figuring out this Scottie Mom's work arounds to keep her out of things. Two days ago, she figured out how to break into the master suite again and she ransacked a Vera Bradley bag full of stuff we had yet to unpack. She took two small (empty) jewelry boxes given to me by my great aunt and gnawed right through them. When I got home, they were open and scattered across the floor in pieces. Mr. K apparently got so nervous his big sister was breaking the rules that he pooped his pants right there in the master bedroom...What a lovely homecoming it was, let me tell you!
A few days before that, Scottie Dad came home to hear Heather and Mr. K having a party of sorts in the newly finished closet. He said all he could hear was growling - from a friendly game of tug, I'm sure; not fighting - when he got home. And when he went upstairs, the two had partied so hard there was bathroom tissue shred everywhere and little pee stains here and there to accompany Scottie Dad's very large paint stain. (Luckily, the Spot Bot took care of those. The poor little machine is still working on the paint, though.)
Honestly, I'm hardly upset with Heather or Mr. K at all - just grateful there wasn't anything inside they could have swallowed and hurt themselves with. I'm thinking of buying a child proof lock or something for that master suite door. But just because it is child proof makes me think it may not be Scottie proof with the things Heather has been able to figure out. (I swear she outsmarts me, sometimes!) And as for the window sill issue, I'm not entirely sure what to do. We've moved the Scottie beds from the windows and that seems to have taken care of the issue for now. Only time will tell whether these tail wagging tales of destruction will continue (paws crossed they don't!).