First things first...
I have a 'special needs' dog who has been mentioned here in the botch forum before...
El Clive-o is terrified (i mean like to the point of LITERALLY clawing through doors, tearing panelling off the walls, etc.) of thunderstorms and fireworks, and here in my town we've had a massive rash of both - my neighbors start the fireworks about a week early.
Being a good dog owner I've been staying home with him as much as possible and using the time to 'spring clean' and especially rearrange my craftng areas and supplies... and if I say so myself, by yesterday afternoon I had done a very good job.
Well, by 9:00 the big town fireworks were going, the neighbors were shooting off all sorts of stuff, and then the thunderstorms started...
Clive managed to pull 5 full plastic shoeboxes full of FRESHLY ORGANIZED tools, findings, beads (O, when will I learn I can't have beads and dog), markers, etc. off the bookshelf, AND tore through a shopping bag full of cotton yarn in skeins that had just been given to me to dye -well, they ain't in skeins no more! And my dressmakers mannequin (which has suffered massive Hurricane Clive damage before) looks like it went through a wood chipper.
Each time I had one disaster averted I found him beginning on another one, and no amount of scritching and soothing words could stop him.
I JUST spent the past week cleaning this same sh*t up!!! And that's JUST the craft related damage...
I didn't sleep till 4:30 am, and that was on the floor, covered in dog slobber, and with a 70+lb pitbull/boxer draped across my chest.
AND, this is WITH vet-prescribed doses of Valium (the amount he takes would incapacitate me), windows closed, air conditioner on, and industrial, metal, techno, and EBM playing loud as I could get away with all night!
I have SO much work to redo, and I am NOT normally an organized person, I save my high levels of inspiration for crafting, not cleaning, and I'm trying desperately to stay organized and inspired for my first swap, too!
Oh, Eris... this isn't funny anymore - can you go pick on someone else?
I feel awful for my poor pup, but if this sh*t don't stop soon I'm thinking of inviting all the local Philly area Craftsters for a 'you clean it up, you keep it' potluck dinner, featuring doggie stew as the main dish!
Y'all think garlic goes well with dog?
Eternal thanks to Leah and all the Cracksters... for creating and encouraging a place to rant about such stuff!