I often ask myself how someone so cute can be so rotten all at the same time! Rigby is no longer a puppy, but she sure acts like one every-so-often.
When it comes to the trash cans, she won't stay out of them. Pretty much anything will peak her interest - tissues, dental floss, cotton balls, napkins, bags, cans, Chapstick tubes...you name it and Rigby has probably pulled it out of the trash. Her need to do so has lessened as she gets older, but it does still happen on occasion.
Over the last few weeks, Rigby has been obsessed with the art room/office's trash. I've been painting again recently. When using the acrylic, I use paper towels to wipe down bottles or clean/dry the brushes after swishing them in water, etc. The towels are used until they need to be tossed. There is something about these paint covered paper towels that Rigby just can't pass up. If that office door is open, she makes a beeline to the trash, pulls out ALL the towels and tears them up. Usually when she has something she's not supposed to have, I can tell her to "Leave it," and she'll drop it and walk away - usually pouting. With these paper towels though, telling her "no" makes her shred them even faster...right in front of me! It worries me a bit that she is pulling them out to eat the paint, but I'm "hoping" that it's the act of shredding them and making a GIANT MESS for me to clean up that is the motivation. Regardless, she's driving me nuts!