A naughty dog destroyed a sofa and chewed through his wire crate while his owner was at work.
Vickie Shelton, 51, of Benton, Tennessee, came home on April 24 to find her sofa destroyed and her living room covered in piles of white stuffing.
At first she believed she had been robbed, but it wasn’t until she saw rescue dog Bo wagging his tail in the midst of the destruction that she realized he was responsible.
The next day she put Bo in a crate in a spare room to keep him out of trouble, but when she got home she found he had chewed through the wire and broken off part of the door.
Got caught! Vickie Shelton, 51, from Benton, Tennessee, came home April 24 to find her sofa destroyed and her living room covered in piles of white stuffing
Destruction: Initially assuming she had been robbed, it wasn’t until she saw rescue dog Bo wagging his tail in the midst of the destruction that she realized he was responsible
Determined: The next day, she put Bo in a crate in a spare room to keep him out of trouble, but came home to find he had chewed through the wire and broke the door
By her side, a vet determined that Bo, who was dumped in a cardboard box in a supermarket parking lot, had severe separation anxiety. In the photo Vickie with her rescue dog
“We hadn’t had the bank until four months when it all happened,” she explained. ‘Bo sleeps a lot on the couch, that is certainly his domain. He likes it.
‘I was at work and I got warnings from my pet camera that something was up, but I thought Bo was just Bo. Never in a million years did I think he was destroying my bank.
I got home that afternoon and the dogs greeted me at the door. I took a few steps in and started seeing these white fluff everywhere.
Once I got into the living room, I saw the sofa. My first thought was that I had been robbed and destroyed.
“But then I saw the TV on the wall and I thought,” Why would they tear up the sofa and leave the TV? “
Bo then sits in the middle of the mess, wagging his tail. He was very happy with himself. Then it all clicked. I could not believe it.
King of his castle: Bo on the couch with a cover on before it was destroyed
Destroyed: Vickie came home to find that her new couch had been completely destroyed by her dog
Who me? Vickie found Bo playing in the fill and said he looked proud of himself. In the photo on the right, Bo sleeping on the sofa he destroyed
Getting better: Bo has been prescribed anti-anxiety medication and is better behaved
“It took more than two hours to clear everything up, and there were six huge plastic bags full of fluff.”
The next morning, HR officer Vickie Bo put a crate in her son’s room before going to work in hopes of preventing a repeat of the day’s events.
She said, “I put the box in my son’s bedroom and closed the door.
I turned on the TV with soothing sounds, turned on the fans, put his toys near him. I thought he would have a good day.
‘When I got home from work, he was at the door. I was like “oh no, this can’t be right”.
Playful: Bo leans over the back of the couch for his filling frenzy
Escape the chest! Bo ripped the wires of his crate apart when he was locked up
No match for Bo! The dog used his strength to break open the bedroom door and escape
‘There was a huge hole in my son’s door and he had bit his way through the box.
‘I panicked thinking he had cut his mouth to pieces, so I took him to the vet. But he was all right. ‘
Photos of Bo’s antics went viral after Vickie shared photos and a video online.
A vet found that Bo, who was dumped in a cardboard box in a supermarket parking lot, had severe separation anxiety.
Bo has since been on a low dose of an anti-anxiety drug and his behavior has improved.
Vickie added, “Bo was an unexpected gift, but it was just meant to be. I couldn’t imagine life without him. He definitely has his own unique personality and I wouldn’t trade him for gold. ‘
‘An unexpected gift’: Vickie said she wouldn’t change Bo’s ‘unique’ personality ‘for the world’