Aghh, the things they do.
As if my youngest one's "coming of age" isn't enough to drive me batty, with him bullying my two girls around, always pushing them around with his front paws and basically heckling them.....
And my middle girl deciding to be an "underfoot" dog. Which basically means I can't move a step without scanning the floor in front of me and
behind me.... and I'm lucky to have a place to step out of the tub, get dressed, then work my way back to the sink to shave without saying skidaddle...
Now my oldest has gone quirky on me.
I've got a linoleum kitchen. I've got a carpeted living room. I have a room between them that used
to have an area rug in it, until two days ago. Now it is simply tile. And you know what? It's driving her batty. She doesn't like it one bit. And it's the same tile she used to walk across for five feet to get from the living room to the area rug that is no longer there, so it's not like she has a problem with slippery surfaces, she just doesn't like "the look" of the room now
The other night I had to go downstairs and drag her across the floor at 2:00 AM to go up to bed, because she woke me up crying from the living room. Yesterday was slightly better. She crossed it twice on her own, once to go into the living room, where she thought I would be heading. I wasn't in right away and she started whining, afraid to come back out to the room I was in. And once to come upstairs on her own during the night. I figured I would leave her down there when I went to bed, since she had crossed it earlier in the day, and she did come up at some point... she woke me up with her snoring at 2 AM instead
So this morning I am watching a little TV and I thought I heard my youngest "helping" the cat find his way from the basement to the bedroom, or vice-versa. He likes to do that and I heard that mad dash of feet and nails on a tile floor. Nope, it was my oldest making a mad dash across that room to get into the safety of the living room where I was. Later on in the day she crossed that room just fine. As I was fixing lunch I wondered where she was and she was lying in the living room like nothing. And now she is having a problem with it again. It seems to be worse going in one direction over the other. And feeding time is not enough to motivate her if she is on the wrong side of the room. And she loves to eat (wonder where she got that from
So I'm going to give her another 24 hours to overcome whatever is whigging her out, and then it's duct tape her to the middle of the floor and....
just kidding, just kidding....
If she doesn't snap out of this sometime tomorrow I'm going to have to do a little OB with her in that room until she is paying more attention to me than the floor.
This is so weird. Nothing has ever bothered her before and 7 or 8 years ago in my old house, I even replaced carpeting in the kitchen with Pergo. Never phased her. I guess both her and I don't like change as we get older.