The Rug

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Now, we have this rug in our living room that makes its way into many of our posts. Finn was a terror and chewed the edges and the corners. We trimmed the corners and sprayed the edges so she wouldn’t munch on them anymore. Trust was established. We toyed with the idea of replacing the rug. (We have a nice new one upstairs in a spare closet, all ready to roll!)

Then, we toyed with the idea of getting a second dog.  We thought about it and talked about it for 6 months.  So, we kept the crappy carpet down.  We finally got Charley. He isn’t really much of a muncher really, but we didn’t want to swap out the carpet right away, just in case.  And lately, we had been establishing trust with him. Letting him out of the crate more often. Letting him snooze overnight without our constant supervision. Trust crumbled. Now Charley is peeing inside again, on the rug. We are sure glad we didn’t swap it out. Sorry folks, you’ll just have to continue looking at our frayed and crappy carpet.  Maybe I am telling you all this because I need to tell myself, sorry Finnie’s Momma, you’ll just have to continue looking at your frayed and crappy carpet.

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mollie and alfie
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 05:32:58

    Wez has an old rug in our lounge, Humom bought a nice new one and I had a bad case of the squits, you guessed on the rug..BOL I did pee on this one when I got super excited but Humom bought this spechualls stuff ( cos us dogs will keep peeing in the same place, we know our smell ) now I don’t pee on it as I can’t smell where I did it before 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. dougalldog
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 06:12:05

    Frayed carpet… Have you seen what Floyd did to our carpet?!

  3. urban hounds
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 06:21:11

    well we have no carpet because I know an accident or a puking might occur and with five dogs and 3 cats its inevatable. REally I hve no furniture I like, scratched and hairy chairs and couches and a chewed dining room table leg to name a few BUT Id rather my loving dogs then comfie furniture any day

    urban hounds

  4. Reilly and denny
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:04:18

    Sound like a wise move to us….based on the concept ” you never know when some doggy will visit” you know….that some doggy that does naughty things

  5. wallaceandsamuel
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:05:41

    We cannot say that we have noticed your carpet being frayed or cr@ppy. Butt if it makes you feel better, our carpet (which also features in many of our pictures) has to be washed at least once every month or so because it gets really grubby from us wrestling on it, wiping our faces on it after a particularly good dinner, chewing bones / hides on it and of course that one time Sammy did piddle on it *BOL*

    Every furmily should have a cr@appy carpet!!

    Wally & Sammy

  6. Molly The Wally
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:06:15

    Oh it doesn’t look bad at all. You should see our kitchen one which Pip keeps having accidents on. We are for ever cleaning it and likewise it is not worth changing it as Pip is old and can’t help it. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Emmadog
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:10:41

    I was the perfect puppy (in my mind anyway) I really did not ruin anything except for throw rugs. I chewed them up until I was almost 3! We still have some of them because mom can’t find new ones that she likes as much. Bummer the pup is peeing on them, that is serious bad dog behavior!

  8. cecilia07
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:45:51

    Finn and Charley all we see are two loving and well loved puppies…!!!
    hugs Madi your BFFF

  9. Lily Belle & Muffin
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:49:12

    We never even noticed the carpet bcuz we were too busy looking at those beautiful faces!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. Goose
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 07:57:46

    MOM and I did not even notice it was frayed and crappy. Now if you took a photo without the Fin and Charley maybe we would have.

  11. Eileen and Annie
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 08:42:20

    Oh Charley!
    Never noticed the rug.
    Rather see Finn and Charley than rugs!

  12. Lori - What Remains Now
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 09:04:06

    We don’t mind…it takes time to establish trust. Plus, we have a whole house full of crappy carpet, so we don’t judge (ha).

  13. Stella Rose
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 09:58:49

    Well do we have a crappy carpet story for you…..all of us pugs actually think carpet and throw rugs really mean pretty colored pee pads……mom loves throw rugs, and since we have came into her life, and she has had to throw away 100 zillion of them, she had to stop buying them, she just put a new big rug under the dining room table and no one actually touched it for three days, and now for some reason baby gussie has to pee on it at least once a day…mom was mad at herself more than Gussie. Our wood floors need refinishing so our pictures always show crappy floors. Mom is fixated with everyone else’s nice floors on here tho and she is always looking at them, she has threatened to send us to live with these people cos apparently they are much smarter than her when it comes to housetraining.
    That is what she says.
    stella rose

  14. the 3m's
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 11:34:16

    Oh Charley, I hope you’re not in the naughty book. What rug anyway, our eyes are always on you and Finn ♥

  15. Taryn
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 11:54:24

    Peeing on the carpet definitely qualifies for Mischief Monday…but I never noticed any fraying in your photos. The new carpet will be that much sweeter when the day comes that you can unroll it!

  16. Frankie and Ernie
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 12:00:06

    WE think that Frayed Carpets are a sign of a HOME versus a House… we would much rather have a HOME. Just sayin!!

  17. Idaho PugRanch
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 13:13:32

    We like F&E’s comment. Our Mom has been very clever in what she picks out for our HOME. Our endless shedings of pug hair blend nicely with the carpet (when they were picking the carpet out they actually brought samples home and rubbed them around in the pug hair to see what hid it the best !! ) and the kitchen flooring hides dirt really well HA HA HA
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  18. easyweimaraner
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 13:32:15

    My carpet is chewed too …. and he was contaminated with a lot of weird things. Wis old carpets could talk – or better not?

  19. Katie and Coccolino
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 13:57:52

    Oh no, that’s just like Cocco. Trust one minute, totally ruined the next. Hang in there!

    Piggy Kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  20. Two French Bulldogs
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 14:08:26

    Is some buddy trying to take ownership of that rug?
    Benny & Lily

  21. cafall
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 14:09:20

    We are having potty training issues with Harlow. She is now tied to one of us at all times with a leash. It’s been a little more difficult, but we are day 4 without an accident and she is actually alerting us that she needs to be let out. Good luck with Charlie!


  22. Bouncing Bertie
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 14:58:36

    Well the rug looks just fine to me. Familiar things are best.
    Toodle pip!

  23. Daisy
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 17:01:01

    First of all, we’ve never noticed. And Second, we’ve all been there!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  24. Murphy Campbell
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 17:41:16

    Sometimes these things happen. Besides, we never noticed the rug either!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  25. Mitch and Molly
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 18:18:26

    Awwwwwwww – just a minor setback. Honestly, we never noticed the fray! Have you ever noticed that one side of our rug has fringe and the other side doesn’t? Yup, mom cut it off because it was frayed so badly. We pups don’t fray rugs anymore! You’ll get there, Charley!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  26. Sarge
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 19:18:30

    Wow, I have to admit that when I was a pup my Mom said all of our furniture came from the Frankenstein Collection! BWAR HAR HAR It was all stitched up and looked awful. I personally think these things look better once they are properly broken in. New and nice is overrated and definitely not more comfy! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  27. 2browndawgs
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 19:37:30

    Hmm wonder why he started peeing on it again? I also wonder whether a new rug would discourage the peeing?

    All the logos look great…really hard to choose.

  28. jank1961
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 19:56:22

    We gave up on carpets completely. We used to have nice braided rugs but between dogs and cats having accidents or getting sick, it felt like a losing battle. I’ve learned to love plain wood floors! Someday maybe you can get out your pretty rug though, Finnie’s Mom…hang in there. Anyway, we don’t mind!! We’re all dog lovers so we’re used to that kind of thing – we understand! 🙂

  29. rubytheairedale
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 20:12:30

    Yeah, Ma gave up on havin’ nice floors (and furniture, and cars, and……) long ago! BOL
    Remember, your talkin’ to pet peeps, we ALL have such things in our house!
    There is NO shame in Blogville!!

  30. Lassiter chase and Benjamin
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 21:16:30

    We think the old rug looks nice and comfy. A new rug would be terrible to nap on, its probably all stiff and has that “new” smell all over it–blah.

  31. Jacobi
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 21:51:53

    The Rug sounds like fun – where can I get one?


    Pee Ess My person says you need an enzyme cleaner to eat all the smell of pee so that Charlie won’t want to pee on it again. But really, what’s the fun in that?

  32. Pip
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 22:39:01

    We have rug issues, too! We have finally just given up and only have rugs in the basement where Pip doesn’t go (because he can’t do the stairs anymore) unless he is with us and we carry him downstairs.

  33. Millie & Walter
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 22:48:29

    You aren’t the first dog home to live with “crappy carpets”. Through all our years with numerous pups we have had a series of them so don’t feel bad.

  34. bichonpawz
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 01:05:14

    We gave up on the whole “good” carpet thing years ago! Besides…we never look at rugs…we just look at DOG or CAT faces!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  35. Whisppy
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 01:48:30

    We have no carpets in the house. Period. It won’t survive a week.

  36. Gizmo
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 14:26:41

    I don’t really look at carpets in photos…much more interested in the furs…but what’s up with Charley? Is something bothering him lately? Wonder what’s wrong….

    • finnhoward
      Jun 04, 2013 @ 14:30:25

      I dunno. I wonder if I missed the tap on the back door signal he picked up from Finn to let us know he needed to go out? It was just a couple of times, so I am thinking it passed.

  37. Dolly the Doxie
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 15:38:28

    You are very wise dog parents. When I got adopted mine had all new furniture and a handmade rug she bought in Tibet (which I chewed a big hole in). Love Dolly

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