I have written about CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) on Myspace before, and have claimed to conquer it. Not entirely true, but things are better than before.
A different kind of chaos reigns supreme in our household, that of the canine kind. About 4 years ago we rescued a puppy from local animal shelter. You may ask what kind of dog it is, and to that I will defer to the opinion of the shelter which called her a Catahoula Leopard dog. Though that label is highly suspect. The older she got, the more she looked like she had a lot of German Shepard in her. However, my daughter still insists on calling her a Catahoula Leopard dog and justifies it by the ONE little spot left on her tail.
Zoey ................................... Real Catahoula
For a short-haired dog, she certainly sheds a lot. Even though she is a large dog, she is an inside dog. This is partially due to the high temperatures we have in the summer and that she doesn't understand the concept of going IN to the doghouse that is sitting in the shade. Because of this, we keep her in a kennel in the house at night and when we are gone during the day. I can't imagine that it is fun for her, but she never complains when asked to go in the kennel. So imagine my surprise when yesterday morning we woke to find that she had soiled her cage. Afraid that she might have the same accident like that while we were out, we let her stay outside.
That evening the kennel was still sitting outside (thanks to dear hubby) so he said it would be okay to let her stay in the house when we went to bed. She proved him wrong. This morning I woke to find presents left in various places. Needless to say, she had to stay outside again today, and hubby got the honor of cleaning it up.
The kennel is back in the house now. Let's just pray that Zoeygirl stays well enough to keep it clean.