She spends her days outside rooting in the grass, lounging in her small kiddie pool, sniffing the air and sleeping in the shade on the porch. At night she "knocks" on our door with her snout when she is ready to go to bed. We let her in, and she goes to a pen in our office room where she has many blankets to arrange to her specifications. She likes to be covered up and when she is out, she is out for the night. This is how she normally looks at night...
All wrapped up with back legs peeking out.
Last night we had things to do. We knew we wouldn't be home to let her in when it got dark. Plus it looked like it might rain. Darryl and the boys went to a game and I went to a dinner and I was the last to leave the house. I decided to let her in before I left. I closed the doors to the bedrooms and let her have the main area of the house and access to her room with the blankets. I left the house at 5:30 and returned at 9:00.
Upon my return I found Peaches had secured several items from around the house and put them in her pen and then went under the rug to sleep.
Peaches under the rug with several items around her.
In addition to her blankets, here we see, my shoes, a cat toy, some
torn poster board, a pair of Duncan's shorts, a USB cable and some
red and white checkered table runner stuff I had from a recent party.
Here we have a curtain and curtain rod from a book shelf I have
in the hallway, some more torn poster board, a pair of earbuds,
and another cord. (The towel and green sheet were already there for
More poster board, a wooden snake, a garden glove and Brody's
bag for his piano books.
In addition, I found the laptop on the floor and my desktop tower was on it's side and the monitor was
unplugged from the back of it. Miraculously everything works except the earbuds and the USB cable.
I don't know if it thundered or if it was scary here? I had left the TV on for background noise. We will never know what transpired. I do wish I could somehow see video of her doing all this. Especially the removal of the curtain and carrying it from the hall into the room and placing it just right. I felt saddened by the thought she might have been scared. I also felt very lucky she didn't electrocute herself or ingest batteries (there were batteries on the floor from a mouse that fell and there was a chewed up pencil). I let her outside and gave her some cornflakes and cleaned up the mess and tucked her back in where she stayed quietly all night. Things could have been much worse had I not closed the bedroom doors.
I am now planning to create a house for her outside with hay she can arrange. This is no different really than some dogs. We had a terrier that did similar things when he was on Predisone for cancer. Peaches is fine today. Just peachy.