Ok, so one of my housemates bought a dog, named Gus (picture below), for his girlfriend (Who lives in the house with us) over the summer. They've split up since then (but still live in the house together [awkward ]), and now he's got the dog.
This dog is so freaking stupid, I hate it! It's some kind of sighthound(not sure of exact breed), and makes the absolute WORST house dog ever!! And since we don't really have a yard, it spends almost all day inside the house. It's got a lot of energy, but since it's stuck in the house all the time, it really has no way to constructively release that energy. So, it releases it deconstructively, or something like that.
This dog can chew anything apart. We buy it chew toys that are supposed to be indestructible and he'll destroy them within just a couple of days. And when he doesn't have toys to chew on, he just chews on whatever is in range of his mouth. Speaker wires, TV cables, the couches, the carpet, everything!! Just yesterday, we found where he had chewed through an extension cord that some christmas lights were plugged into. I hope he got a nice shock out of that, and learned his lesson!
When we put this dog out to go to the bathroom, he isn't any better. As soon as he's done doing his business, he starts howling and barking like crazy. Eventually he'll get bored and start chewing on stuff outside. He destroyed the foam seat on a snowmobile, brake light cables on a trailor, ripped apart a tarp, etc.
He's really not a bad dog, it's just that he's got so much energy but can't do anything with it. Everyone in the house is gone or busy during the day, so there's no one to look after him. He gets put in this tiny little cage four hours on end. I feel sorry for him, but none of us really have the time to properly look after him. I've talked to the guy who owns the dog, but he seems like he really wants to keep it. If it were my dog, I'd have to give it away to a home that could take better care of it.
Every morning at around 7 or 8 o'clock, the dog starts howling and barking. It's cage is right at the bottom of the stairs, my room is right at the top of the stairs, so I can hear him pretty well. I'm mad at him, but at the same time, I feel sorry for him too. He's stuck in this tiny little cage for so long!
Sorry if this rant was a little long, just had to get it out.