My Dog and Her Fight With the Bathroom
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I volunteered yesterday from 12:30-3 and had a therapy appointment at 3:30. Whenever I leave the house, I shut the bathroom door because the dog likes to grab the towels and roll in them in the living room. I stopped back home in between to let the dog out. She was at the door happily greeting me. But...I heard a noise and went upstaires to investigate.
What I heard was the bathtub water running. The towel rack was down and cracked to pieces. The shampoo that was on the towel rack was in the tub making lots of bubbles. The bottle had emptied out. The shower curtain liner was ripped and on the floor. Underneath the liner was my chewed tubs of nail polish and make up - the contents all over the floor. The towels were on the floor and in the tub. The molding and the door were scratched and the door knob had teeth marks on them. I had a big mess. I grabbed what I could and quickly went to my therapy appointment.
Upon my return, I took a better look at the bathroom. Near as I can figure, Sadie got the door open, went in to get the towels and had the door shut behind her. She must have panicked and did her best to get the door back open. I'm not sure how she got the door open either time.
I am grateful that it wasn't worse than it was. The tub could have overflowed. The dog could have hurt herself. I needed to buy a new liner and some new totes for my nail polish and make up. I needed to do these things anyway. This weekend, we will replace the door knob and the towel holder and the molding. A latch will be added to prevent this from happening again. There's more molding that we have to replace anyway. The cat decided she likes to use the molding on the laundry room door as a scratching post. Meanwhile, I have a good tale to tell.