Obviously Tank can't talk, but his behavior last week spoke volumes to Jake and I about how he's been feeling.
In addition to Jake being non-weight bearing for 4-6 weeks I've been traveling a lot. What does that have to do with anything? Well, between the two of us Tank is typically exercised at least once a day. Typically Jake runs him or I walk him and clearly neither Jake nor myself have been able to do either lately. I guess Tank noticed.
At first his response was to act lethargic around the house, but I guess after 2 weeks he decided to take more drastic measures. He started getting into and destroying anything and everything left out within his reach. I've lost a pair of navy peep toe heels, a skinny belt (that I wore once and was left on the bed for less than 15 minutes!), a bottle of sunscreen, an eyeglass case (weird, I know) and who knows what else that I haven't found yet.
Frustrated, I vented to Jake and he mentioned that there were other strange things he'd been doing too that I didn't even know about. Apparently he no longer wanted to play fetch and he pooped in the house a few times while I was away!
We eventually decided that it had to be Tank's way of lashing out from a lack of exercise nd agreed that I had to start walking him again regularly. I did and things have gotten better.
I still don't think I'll leave a pair of heels out any time soon, but I'm feeling like things in the house stand a better chance this week then they did last week.