I think I gave Jonathan the run of the house too soon. He’s gotten into a lot of terrible mischief which I’ve been too late to catch. A sampling of his destruction:
Exhibit A: ruined carpet. I close the doors to the bedrooms and the bathroom when I let Jonathan out, but that still leaves a small stretch of [NEW] carpet in the hallway, which he loves to dig at in the corners by the doors.
Exhibit B: chewed wood. I don’t know how he managed to chew the floor, but he did.
Exhibit C: digging in and gnawing on the houseplants.
Exhibit D: stained hardwoods. Yes, from pee-pee.
Fortunately, the current state of the destruction can be considered normal wear-and-tear upon moving out. But I must be a vigilant mother in the future to insure that the damage doesn’t progress!