We have had a fun week at the castle. The Duchess decided to leave the kitchen gate open for us while she went to work. It was an experiment of sorts, to see if we could be trusted to behave.
Here's how it went.
Day One: Bear got into the bathroom garbage and played with one of the Duchesses slippers in the bedroom. I, of course, was a perfect angel.
Day Two: Bear got into the bathroom garbage and brought one of the Duchesses slippers into the hallway. I, of course, was a perfect angel.
Day Three: The Duchess put the bathroom garbage can on the counter, out of reach, so Bear played with both of the Duchesses slippers. One in the hallway and one in the living room. I, of course, was a perfect angel.
Day Four: Bear got tired of the slippers today and brought a leather shoe into the the hallway. Then he tore up the Duchesses new Trailer Life RV Park Catalog and left a mess of pages all over the floor. This time we BOTH got scolded and I feared it was an end to our freedom.
Day Five: When the Duchess left for work she reminded us that this was "it". This was our last chance to redeem ourselves. And it was a constant battle, but I was able to keep Bear in line and when the Duchess got home the castle was exactly as she had left it. YAY! I think we passed the test.