Many of you probably heard about the ice storm we had last month.  During which, my wife had gotten up at 3:00AM to get ready for an after hours software implementation at her work.  She let the dog in ‘wet’ which promptly found me and started panting next to my head.  Now I was up.

I stumbled out into the kitchen for a glass of water when my wife noticed me and pointed out that the dog had been trying to get into the house from the garage.  I knew this wasn’t good.

First, I want to explain that we have a kennel in the corner of the garage that allows the dogs to come in and out of the fenced in yard.  Often times we leave the door open to the kennel so that the dogs (I have a 2nd dog as well) can have free roam of the garage.  It is kind of convenient in the winter as they can go through the kennel and into a large fenced in yard and then return to the house when they are ready.  They scratch at the door when they want to come in the house.

Apparently the ice storm made our Airedale ‘Rosalie’ nervous.  In fear, she had been scratching at the door to come in and we didn’t hear her.  So, she started tearing apart the dry wall then the insulation.  It is a wonder she didn’t chew at the wires and get electrocuted.  Here is a video and my darling little monster and the damage she caused.

I love my puppies.

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Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.


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