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An Australian man has come home to something dreaded.
No, someone isn't dead, there aren't robbers in his home, the roof hasn't been ripped off in a horrible storm, or any other myriad of terrible, terrible things.
But Jaccob Mckay did find his brand new $5,000 sofa torn to shreds. It didn't take long for him to find the culprit either.
The 26-year-old left his Melbourne home for a brunch date for the first time in weeks and returned to discover that his German Shepherd named Cypress clearly didn't approve of him leaving.
Jaccob said: "I was greeted by a very guilty looking boy laying on his belly at the door.
"As we walked down the hall it became evident why he was looking so shameful, with pieces of fluff from the brand-new cushions creating a destructive trail to the ruined leather sofa.
"His punishment was being locked outside until we could bear to look at him again.
"Safe to say we left him locked outside when we left the house today."
Mr Mckay said his other dog, Lego disapprovingly sat and watched while Cypress did all the reckoning.
It's a timely reminder that our pets will be finding it difficult to readjust to the returning new normal as the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Pet owners have been warned that some dogs will experience separation anxiety when people get back to the office.
For the past two months, you've been there every day to give them bulk food, pets and walks and they will need a bit of time to get reused to you not being there all the time. Veterinarian Dr Kate Adams told AAP that they could get up to a lot of mischief and even hurt themselves.
"Dogs are super social - if it was up to them, they would just have their owners around 24 hours a day. It's inevitable that it's going to be a massive adjustment," she said.
"They can get up to everything from chewing electrical cords, or eating stuffing out of couches or their beds, or even just something small like falling off the couch and hurting their back. One dog I had broke a cupboard and ate a peanut butter jar because they were bored - they actually ate the jar."
Those who decided self-isolation would be a great time to get a puppy will also suffer as your new dog won't be used to you not being there. Expect loads of crying and wailing over the PetCam that you have no doubt installed.
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