Keeping my dog in my line of sight must have caught my father’s attention. One morning, I woke up to let my dog outside as usual. As I went to the back door that led to the backyard, I noticed that my dog’s food bowls were not where they were supposed to be – which was up against the wall on the landing next to the stairs that led to the basement (which just so happens to be across from the back door) – instead, the food dishes were lying on the floor of the basement.
Not only that, the pieces of her food was scattered down the steps. It looked like my father kicked the bowls full of water and food down the stairs into the basement. I would give him the benefit of the doubt that he may have stumbled and tripped over her food bowls, but the bowls were up against a wall and not in a direct walking path. If he would have stumbled into them in the way the food lie on the steps and basement floor, he more than likely would have fallen down the stairs along with the bowls.
I feel like my father noticed we were keeping our dog away from him and I can also bet that he had no idea why. I do know that he probably assumed it had something to do with him not seeing our dog around the house like he used to. I could definitely see him becoming angry about something dealing with my dog, and over-dramatically taking it out on her food dishes. That was just the type of person he was.