Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reuben: Behind Bars


So little sweet baby Reuben has been left ‘out’ on the loose in the loft for the last few weeks (as opposed to being in a HUGE bathroom with a baby gate). We thought we’d try it because we know the little guy LOVES our bed, and has even mastered getting just enough speed to hurdle himself onto the bench at the foot of the bed, before using it as a springboard to POP onto the bed (it’s hilarious – he does three quick circle laps before literally vaulting himself into the air). Things were going good… but then he started #2ing by the door. Like, “screw you guys for leaving me alone – here’s what I think about THAT.” Okay, fine, we’ll clean your poo every once in a while. Now he’s using the entryway as his litter box, #1 and #2 – almost every day. The end. Game over. You had your chance little man and now it’s time to go back to your (seriously) huge bathroom. We got the baby gate out of the closet this morning and he started shaking. Uncontrollably. Man he’s good… Me and Austin went in “his room” together and showed him all of his toys and laid out his favorite blankie and turned on his soft lamp light so he could sleepie all day… but he still shook and cowered. Sigh. We left and (clearly) I still feel guilty about it. But I can’t do it. There’s only so much shit I can handle every day.

P.S. That pic was taken a while back – but to me it looks like mischievous Reuben who just pooed in the corner of your closet. hehe

15 comments:

Mica said...

Haha, poooor Reuben! What a little stinker!

By the way--I realized I don't know what to call you besides "FittingBackIn". Do you prefer to keep your name private?

prettyface said...

LOL!!!!! Poor baby boy. Brady uses those pee pads when Im gone, if he has to go during the day--he knows not to go anywhere else. How old is Reuben?

inmytummy said...

I know this is so dorky, but we set up a camera to spy on Murphy when we're at work! Today he's just sleeping in his bed.

eurydice said...

hahaha i love this story. i think he's trying to manipulate you!

Mary said...

LOVE that little bad boy!!! seriously - noone could ever get mad at that face!

fittingbackin said...

Mica: stinker is RIGHT! not at all - Kelly is fine!!

Prettyface: hehe Reuben is 1.5 years old! He is (supposed to be) litter box trained. :( He's never gone outside (like on the regular).

Inmytummy: that's not dorky at all! I wanted to do a webcam but Austin was weirded out about it in our bathroom and us forgetting to turn it off when we got home. hehe How did you do it?!

Eurydice: He totally is! Thanks :)

Mary: I know it. Believe me - it's VERY HARD! :(

Big Pissy said...

GAH! Poor Ruby!!! Of COURSE he's playin' y'all! he knows how much you love him. I'm surprised you were able to leave him in the bathroom knowing he was upset. That must have been SO hard! :(

Neesha and Dustin said...

Wait...today's Wed right??? What happened with the stucco inspection? Did I miss it!? Oh no!

Also, Reuben is freaken adorable...awww. Furbaby digression is rough for all of us :)

Thinspired said...

Awwww-he might be up to no good but he is sure adorable!!

fittingbackin said...

Pissy: I KNOW - and he takes advantage that little poodle!

Neesha: You didn't miss it!! I'm about to post about yesterday!! hehe he's SUCH a furbaby!!

Thinspired: Thanks - we think so!!! :)

dailygoods said...

haha that faceeeeeeee :) ah i love him to pieces. such a funny post!

fittingbackin said...

Pissy: I KNOW - and he takes advantage that little poodle!

Neesha: You didn't miss it!! I'm about to post about yesterday!! hehe he's SUCH a furbaby!!

Thinspired: Thanks - we think so!!! :)

Neesha and Dustin said...

Wait...today's Wed right??? What happened with the stucco inspection? Did I miss it!? Oh no!

Also, Reuben is freaken adorable...awww. Furbaby digression is rough for all of us :)

Big Pissy said...

GAH! Poor Ruby!!! Of COURSE he's playin' y'all! he knows how much you love him. I'm surprised you were able to leave him in the bathroom knowing he was upset. That must have been SO hard! :(

prettyface said...

LOL!!!!! Poor baby boy. Brady uses those pee pads when Im gone, if he has to go during the day--he knows not to go anywhere else. How old is Reuben?