Banished Upstairs

First of all, I want to apologize to all the different dogs/people who have given us awards over the last few weeks.  I have been so busy and consumed by this whole Chloe thing and life in general that I have been neglecting to do the award posts.  I have all the awards flagged in my inbox and I promise, I WILL do a post about them!  We are VERY appreciative of each one of them and I don’t want people to think they’ve gone unnoticed and that we aren’t grateful for them!

Riley and I are on house arrest during this whole Chloe confinement ordeal.  Well, Chloe is on house arrest too, just to be fair.  She is in the crate right now barking and whining away.  Riley and I are upstairs with the door shut and the TV turned up pretty loud.  When Grandma and Grandpa are home, Chloe gets to stay on the couch while Riley stays in the crate or I stay with her upstairs or outside.  Unfortunately, it’s raining today…boo…so we’re stuck upstairs.  Riley doesn’t really mind though, it’s just me that is complaining.  We only have 6 more days of this–we can do it!!

Riley lying up on my stomach, taking some snuggle time!  I opened up the blinds of the window so she could look out at the cul-de-sac and she seems to be enjoying that.
I think the Xanax was actually making Chloe more anxious in the crate.  On Monday we had run out of the Xanax and had to get it refilled at the pharmacy, so Chloe didn’t get any in the morning.  She actually slept some of the day and took breaks from the barking and whining.  Then on Tuesday, we gave her the Xanax and she barked and whined all day long.  So yesterday and today, we didn’t give her the Xanax (we only gave her the Phenobarbital) and she slept about 40% of the day.  I know it seems weird that an anti-anxiety medication would make our dog more anxious, but I took a migraine medicine one time for my headache and one of the side effects listed on the label was headache!
Chloe is not enjoying the crate today.  She has taken the black finish off of some of the bars of the door to the crate and she’s actually bent the crate door in a little bit pulling on it with her teeth.  I also think she might have chipped a little bit off of one of her bottom canine teeth, but she wouldn’t be still long enough for me to get a good look.  I’m beginning to think we need to rent out a padded room for her!
Riley and I may make it up to class in Williamsburg tonight if it stops raining and the roads aren’t too wet.  I had a very scary high speed spin off the road on the interstate in Georgia a few years ago in the rain, so now I have a bit of a phobia driving on the interstate in the rain/wet.  I especially don’t want to have a wreck with Riley in the car…I’d never be able to forgive myself if something happened to her.  Maybe I’m just being silly, but it’s just not worth risking our lives to go to obedience school when they have it every week and we can go on a nicer day.

30 thoughts on “Banished Upstairs

  1. I fishtailed into a guard rail in the rain right after I got my license and STILL get tense in 'weather'! Have fun at class and I hope you all make it through the last 6 days!

  2. I fishtailed into a guard rail in the rain right after I got my license and STILL get tense in 'weather'! Have fun at class and I hope you all make it through the last 6 days!

  3. I hope Chloe is sprung from the crate soon! Six days will pass quickly!I guess I've just gotten used to weather here. We live in a little town in the middle of nowhere and sometimes you just have to get out and go!

  4. I hope Chloe is sprung from the crate soon! Six days will pass quickly!I guess I've just gotten used to weather here. We live in a little town in the middle of nowhere and sometimes you just have to get out and go!

  5. Sounds like one of those 'one foot in front of another' times in life. Hope you all get back to normal soon. Mama is totally with you on the balancing risks to rewards issue. The older mama gets, the more she appreciates that there are a very limited number of things worth dying for, and a class of any kind is not one of them.Jed & Abby

  6. Sounds like one of those 'one foot in front of another' times in life. Hope you all get back to normal soon. Mama is totally with you on the balancing risks to rewards issue. The older mama gets, the more she appreciates that there are a very limited number of things worth dying for, and a class of any kind is not one of them.Jed & Abby

  7. Poor Chloe. Poor you! That's really rough to go through. I am amazed at how cool and collected Riley is snuggling with you. You always make her sound like such a nutjob, but when it counts, she can keep it together.I hope Chloe is able to relax before too long.

  8. Poor Chloe. Poor you! That's really rough to go through. I am amazed at how cool and collected Riley is snuggling with you. You always make her sound like such a nutjob, but when it counts, she can keep it together.I hope Chloe is able to relax before too long.

  9. Hi Y'all!Playing catch up today! Bounced over from my own blog! Whoa, how wierd is that? Listening to the early birds wake up here! Wish y'all would have shared some of that rain! Thursday around 3am we got a vicious wind and rain storm, mostly wind though. The rain was pounding, sounded like hail, for about 5 minutes, but not enough to measure! It did turn the lawn green though! My Humans said to tell y'all that high speed roads are not the place to be even in a drizzle. New rain makes the roads slick. Hard rain it's easy to hydroplane. Great decision y'all made!Y'all come by now,Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. Hi Y'all!Playing catch up today! Bounced over from my own blog! Whoa, how wierd is that? Listening to the early birds wake up here! Wish y'all would have shared some of that rain! Thursday around 3am we got a vicious wind and rain storm, mostly wind though. The rain was pounding, sounded like hail, for about 5 minutes, but not enough to measure! It did turn the lawn green though! My Humans said to tell y'all that high speed roads are not the place to be even in a drizzle. New rain makes the roads slick. Hard rain it's easy to hydroplane. Great decision y'all made!Y'all come by now,Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. We totally understand how hard it is when not everyone can do the same things! Not fun for anybody 😦 At least Riley got some good snuggle time. And glad to read that Chloe is doing better and hope she's out of prison soon.The Road Dogs

  12. We totally understand how hard it is when not everyone can do the same things! Not fun for anybody 😦 At least Riley got some good snuggle time. And glad to read that Chloe is doing better and hope she's out of prison soon.The Road Dogs

  13. Heeeeeeeellos…so, did ya miss me? Oh I missed ya'll tons but it was ALL my mum's fault…like totally!I see you hasn't posted in 4 days! I must haves an update on Chloe and Riley.My mum hates drivin' in da rain too so I understand. We had a friend whose daughter was killed in a wreck withs her puppy. It was very devastating to us. Yea, I just like really killed da mood here didn't I?PuddlesPuddles

  14. Heeeeeeeellos…so, did ya miss me? Oh I missed ya'll tons but it was ALL my mum's fault…like totally!I see you hasn't posted in 4 days! I must haves an update on Chloe and Riley.My mum hates drivin' in da rain too so I understand. We had a friend whose daughter was killed in a wreck withs her puppy. It was very devastating to us. Yea, I just like really killed da mood here didn't I?PuddlesPuddles

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