On Monday, I left the back door open to the porch. I wanted the dogs to be able to get a little fresh air while I was at work. Luna decided that getting onto the porch was not enough so she chewed through the screen and hobbled out the back. I got a call from the Ambassador's wife that she was out and spent half my lunch unsuccessfully looking for her around the housing compound. It wasn't until I was driving back to work after lunch that I spotted her hiding under a bush at the RSO's house.
Then starting Monday, Luna decided that she needs to whine loudly in the middle of the night for no reason. Plus my stomach was upset and I ended up taking a sick day on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I made it back to work and left Luna and Bailey at home. Luna, unable to get to the screen door, decided to try to chew through the front door. Yep, CHEW through the DOOR. Moreover, the check engine light came on in my car when Shelley was driving back from SCUBA diving.
In order to prevent Luna from chewing holes in my house when I am at work, I decided to kennel train her. She had responded to this by pooping in her kennel almost everytime she goes in there. Since the kennel is a wire kennel, this has required me to clean poop off the floor several times this week.
Finally, when I took the car in to get fixed on Friday, they told me I needed a new battery. They didn't have any in stock though and I was going to have to buy a US$180 battery. Since I had not had any battery issues, I thought it would be fine to wait a few days to find a better deal. No such luck. Car wouldn't start on Friday night and then Saturday was a national holiday, so there is no where open to buy a new battery until Monday.