Lol! Yes, that is the way of things with pups, isn't it? Ours doesn't spend much time alone - period - but I will put him outside for 3-4 minutes unattended sometimes when I'm busy doing other things so that he can relieve himself. Honestly, I would never have believed what he'd get into within those 3-4 minutes if I hadn't seen for myself what he's capable of, so I do worry about him chasing, pawing and/or eating colorful little critters!!