He is vivacious, handsome, somewhat determined, funny and joyful. My "granddog" Larry has made me see that it might be time for me to have a "Larry Revolution", a mutiny of sorts.
I was "dog-sitting" Larry and as instructed, had left him in the bathroom with our beagle for company while I ran some errands. I did ask my husband if he thought it would be alright and his response was that it was fine, unless Larry met me at the back door when I got home. You guessed it, he was all wiggles and dog giggles at my back door when I arrived. With trepidation I went to investigate.
I don't know what type of entertainment my beagle had for the hour I was gone, Larry's nose prints were at the top of the vanity mirror. If dogs formed thoughts as humans I can only imagine the beagle, "You are wallin' out" (Looked that one up on Urban Dictionary "to go crazy and become out of control").
As you can see from the video Larry found himself in a situation that was stressful and not where he wanted to be so he made a way to rectify the problem. While I am not suggesting his method was appropriate or should be emulated there is always a lesson to be learned. New Years is a time of reflection and self-improvement and sometimes we need to take a good hard look at what is causing stress in our lives and make some necessary changes. Some situations may require that we claw our way out. Sometimes it is more about an attitude adjustment. Whatever the decision the end result should be joy and peace, kind of like the joy Larry had greeting me at the back door.
So, the Larry Revolution. It's taking ownership over our situations and working to make them better. But my suggestion would be to do it with less destruction than Larry did.
You may be wondering how the situation was rectified, it's amazing what cardboard and some camouflage duct tape can repair.
Happy New Years!