It started with this ......
Dogs going crazy tearing up, chewing up and eating my plants! I checked, and they aren't in danger with the plants I have here. But still..... Dang! [BTW, do you have houseplants that can be dangerous for your pets? If you're not sure, google it and check.]
At first, I scolded, but didn't worry a lot because they were pulling off the "babies" from the spider plant. Ultimately, that doesn't hurt the plant, and actually it will help the root system to grow stronger rather than putting it's growth into the starter plants.
However, I didn't want the plants to be too badly damaged so I moved these two huge pots off the floor, to the top of a tiled table. A few hours later, I put the baby gate in front of it, because The Kids simply stood on their hind legs and pulled off more babies AND began chewing on the big long leaves from the mother plant.
This morning I was sitting on the couch, and I looked over to find one of them eating the plants again.
The gate was in place. Entry to the Forbidden Land was gained via the back and/or arm of the couch. Where I was sitting!!
See how the pot on the left has shorter plants?
Yes, it had been eaten to about 1/4 the height it was yesterday!!
But the thing is, the errant dog was sitting right on top of those poor little plants,in that left-hand pot, and beginning to chomp on the taller big brother pot on the right!
Poor little plant!!
Can you guess which dog was sitting here?
Who, me? Awww, Mom!!!
If you're gonna say things like that, I just won't look at you!
Nope! Not seeing you!!
OK, I moved the table farther from the couch. I hope the plants survive.