Luckily they did not get in to anything in the living room. I have been leaving them unsupervised for a few hours at night to see if they are trust-worthy. On Tuesday they got in to my tool shelf and pulled out a carbon filter. In their defense it did kind of look like a chew bone. They had fun shredding it and I had not-so-much fun picking up the tiny pieces. Yesterday they got in to the trash can and shredded some paper. I put the lid on the trash can now.
I will be buying a muzzle for my dog who is going to stay at a friend's house. I don't want him to chew up her mail. If I bought 2 more muzzles then I could leave the dogs in the living room without worrying. Anyway, back to the hole, I thought about buying a piece of plywood to block the hole but plywood is heavy and almost $40 a sheet. I think it's time for another door. I can find one at the Habitat Store for around $20 and a door will be easier to manage than sliding a half sheet of plywood across the hallway. Plus it looks better and will keep the dust out and heat/AC in. Yep, the dogs have given me another chore for this weekend. What did I do with all of my time before I had dogs? Oh ya, I watched a lot more TV.