He was supposed to go to doggie daycare to avoid the chaos. But unfortunately he came down with an itchy eyelid infection and is banned from daycare until his eyes have healed.
|It may look like he forgot to put on his eyeliner, but it's an infection (fingers crossed, bacterial not fungal).|
From there it was all downhill.
First, the chimney sweeps arrived to remove the 25-year-old wood stove insert from the fireplace. This did not go over well. Ted is on a business trip and Toby's protective instinct went into hyperdrive. He isn't truly aggressive, but barks and barks at the intruders, and he has a big dog bark. The entire hour they were there, he was "on duty".
Next, the electricians arrived. They went in and out, doing who knows what, poking holes into walls, and doing things involving drills. Every single time they walked in or out, Toby acted like he was seeing them for the first time. He simply could not relax.
|Men at work.|
Shortly after that, the gas technicians came. We now had 5 men going in and out and even under the house, through the gates, continuously.Toby kept looking at me like, "How are you fine with this? There are strangers everywhere!"
At last I just couldn't stand to see his stress, not to mention how annoying it must have been for the workers. I gave Toby a sedative (prescription) to calm him down. It worked wonders. He was still curious to see what was going on, but no longer fearful.
And after the inspector comes tomorrow we will at long last have a modern, energy-efficient, lovely and convenient gas fireplace in the family room!
Note to my kids: Dad really wants this to be a surprise, so if you read this PLEASE act like you didn't know when he shows it to you for the first time. :/