Dad has been leaving Toby, Rax and me alone lately. He always puts me in my kennel before he leaves. This is bothersome to me, because being confined to my kennel makes it rather difficult to show dad how much I miss him. Before the kennel, I would spread trash all over the living area. Then dad put a door on the kitchen, so I had to climb over the kitchen counter to spread trash throughout the kitchen. Also dog treats. My people leave full bags of dog treats in the kitchen. Dad says he has to leave so that he can buy food for us. Why doesn’t he just go to the grocery store? Every time he goes to the grocery store, he comes back with food. Now Dad leaves me in my kennel any time he leaves. The only thing I can do to tell him how much I love and miss him is to cry and bark as he is leaving and when he gets back. Dad fusses at me for doing this and sometimes sprays me with a water gun. He says I can’t do this once we are living in an apartment. He would seem to imply this is going to happen soon. I hope Mom is okay without us.