This morning, all the furniture was removed and the carpet was rolled up. As you can see, the boys saw this as a new opportunity for romping, jumping and chasing each other on their new "toy".
Always curious, they had to inspect every inch of the carpet and underlay and then decided that it was a great area to chase each other. Needless to say we had a hard time getting the carpet out of the room without the dogs.
Life got a bit more confusing when they realized all their stuff was moved into the living room. And, to top it all off, two big guys started loading box after box of tile and the mountain got bigger with numerous bags of cement. Ever the daredevil, Bruiser managed to leap onto 3. 5 feet of tile and jump off the other end to see what's going on in his room. We had no choice but to build up the mountain and now, at close to 5.5 feet, I think we're pretty safe in assuming he's not going to jump it. However, the night is not over...
Tonight, the boys are restless. Although their bedding is in another room, it's not quite "home". They've tried to return to the regular area in front of the fireplace, but nothing is there. I've had to coerce them back into the living room with new chewies and dog treats and physically place them on their bedding. According to the tile guys, this reno will take about 6 days. Tomorrow the fridge and stove come out of the kitchen and there will be no more steak dinners for the boys...it's dog food for the duration of the reno. Of course, it could also be burgers if "dad" goes to McDonalds which is somewhere we typically avoid, but in a crunch food is food and the boys are not adverse to cheeseburgers.